by NYC Editor , 12/06/2010
AMERICAN AIRLINES AND NYC & COMPANY LAUNCH SEVEN-DAY SALE WITH LOW FARES FOR NEW YEAR TRAVEL TO NEW YORK CITY
Purchase Tickets by Dec. 13 for Great Travel Deals Between New York City and 30 North American Destinations; Savings and Promotions Through Get More NYC Campaign Provide Great Travel Value This Winter
NEW YORK (December 6, 2010) – American Airlines and American Eagle have once again joined forces with NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to launch a seven-day airfare sale between New York City and 30 North American cities, including Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fares start at $49 each way for flights from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, based on round-trip purchase.
“The sights and sounds of New York City bring in visitors from all over the world,” said Art Torno, American Airlines Vice President – New York. “NYC & Company and American share the goal of increasing the number of travelers to New York. With low fares from popular North American cities, travel to New York has never been more affordable.”
“We are proud to once again partner with American Airlines to provide visitors to New York City with incredible value offers this winter,” said NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta. “By working with American Airlines, we are making it easier and more affordable than ever to travel to New York City, and combined with a range of savings and promotions through our Get More NYC Winter campaign, there is no better time to visit. Winter Restaurant Week, the first-ever Broadway Week and our On The House two-for-one Off Broadway ticket promotion are just samplings of what visitors can experience and enjoy this winter.”
During January and February 2011, NYC & Company will offer various promotions and savings under the Get More NYC campaign including the first-ever Broadway Week offering two-for-one tickets to almost all of Broadway’s hottest shows (Jan. 24 – Feb. 10), while more than 80 of the city’s top hotels will offer up to 25 percent off their best available rate from Jan. 2 to Feb. 28, when travelers book before Feb. 28. Other promotions taking place this winter include the upcoming NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2011 offering visitors prix-fixe meals at nearly 300 of the city’s high-end restaurants (Jan. 24 – Feb. 6); plus the Off Broadway promotion On the House offering theater enthusiasts two-for-one tickets to some of the city’s most celebrated Off Broadway shows (Jan. 24 – Feb. 13). Further details on all of NYC & Company’s winter promotions can be accessed at nycgo.com.
Get More NYC is part of “See More. Be More. This is New York City,” a yearlong multi-faceted marketing campaign launched by NYC & Company in June to provide momentum to the tourism industry. The campaign includes dining, shopping, arts, cultural, museum, comedy, hotel, Broadway, transportation and attraction promotional packages from corporate partners. The Get More NYC partners include: American Airlines, American Express, AT&T, YP.com, Travelocity and Dora the Explorer. For more information on Get More NYC offers, please visit nycgo.com/getmorenyc.
American’s fares are valid for travel to New York’s John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and LaGuardia (LGA) airports on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning Jan. 5, 2011. Travel must be completed by midnight Feb. 16, 2011. A Saturday night minimum stay is required. Reservations must be made at least 21 days prior to departure, and tickets must be purchased 21 days before departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than midnight Dec. 13, 2010.
Additionally, American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn bonus miles on many of our routes to and from New York on American or American Eagle. Visit www.aa.com/offers to register and obtain complete details.
Following is a sample of the each-way sale fares*, based on round-trip purchase:
Charleston, WV $89**
Dallas/Fort Worth $109
Las Vegas $109
Los Angeles $109
Minneapolis/St. Paul $89
Northwest Arkansas $129
San Diego $129
San Francisco $109
St. Louis $89
Washington, DC $49**
*Fares shown are valid for off-peak travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in Economy Class purchased on AA.com with a Saturday night minimum stay beginning Jan. 5, 2011 with travel completed by midnight Feb. 16, 2011. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees. Travel may be on American or American Eagle.
**All service to New York operated by American Eagle.
Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting www.aa.com. On AA.com, customers will find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights – guaranteed. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit www.aa.com/benefits.
A “Fly Now, Pay Later” deferred payment option on American also allows holders of the American Airlines Credit CardSM account to enjoy six months of no payments and no interest for tickets purchased on AA.com. For terms and conditions and more details, visit www.aa.com/paylater.
Fare Terms and Conditions Fares are each way based on round-trip purchase on AA.com for Economy Class travel and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Purchase must be made at least 21 days prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than midnight Dec. 13, 2010. Fares are valid for travel beginning Jan. 5, 2011. Travel must be completed by midnight Feb. 16, 2011.
Fares shown are valid for travel on Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday. A Saturday night minimum stay is required. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Fares are subject to change without notice. Other travel dates available at additional cost.
Fares do not include the September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, a Federal segment tax of $3.70 (a segment is one takeoff and landing) and up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges. Fares for Canada destinations do not include a Federal inspection fee of $7 per round-trip or Air Traveler Security charge of up to $24/CAD per passenger originating at a Canadian airport. A baggage fee of $25 each way for the first checked bag and $35 each way for the second checked bag will apply.
To purchase tickets on AA.com, you must use a credit card with a billing address in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom or select Latin American and Caribbean countries. Tickets may also be obtained (and changes may be made to tickets purchased from sources other than American Airlines, such as travel agents, online third-party Web sites and other airlines) through an American Airlines Telephone Reservations Office for an additional $20 or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $30. Travel agents may impose an additional service charge for ticketing.
Prior to departure, changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions applicable to the new fare, pay a $150 service fee, plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight’s scheduled departure time. When you cancel your ticketed flight prior to scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue on an unused ticket or one year from travel origination on a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight before departure time, the ticket has no value. Cancellation/change penalties apply.
A portion or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by American Airlines parent company. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc. or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. may be earned an unlimited number of times. Registration prior to travel is required.
About the AAdvantage® Program
The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
About NYC & Company
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For all there is to do and see in NYC, visit nycgo.com.