FL is starting 2 daily DFW
on 7/1. Here's the response from the 800 lb gorilla. Can't say this wasn't expected.
American Unveils New, Low-Fare Structure Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles-Area Airports
Thursday June 10, 7:02 am ET
Walk-Up Coach Fares From Just $199*; Advance Purchase Fares as Low as $99*
Competitive Fares, 39 Daily Nonstops, AAdvantage(R) Miles, 'More Room in Coach' Make American Preferred Choice of Travelers Between DFW
and Greater L.A. Area
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines today unveils a new, low-fare structure between Dallas/Fort Worth and the Greater Los Angeles area.
Effective immediately, American's one-way, walk-up Coach fare on nonstop flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and five Los Angeles-area airports will be priced from just $199*, with other one-way fares as low as $99* with a 14-day advance purchase. And none of American's new fares has Saturday-night stay requirements. The five Los Angeles airports are Los Angeles International; John Wayne Airport in Orange County; Ontario; Long Beach; and Bob Hope Airport in Burbank.
"American's new, low fare structure means that a trip between DFW
and the L.A. area will be extremely affordable, whether you're traveling for business or on a leisurely family vacation," said Dan Garton, executive vice president- Marketing.
Garton noted that customers should book flights early and be flexible with their choice of departure times -- especially during the busy summer travel season -- in order to get the lowest fares.
"Because these new fare levels are so attractive, and have no Saturday- night stay requirement, we expect them to be quite popular and purchased quickly," he said. "In addition, during the peak summer season, $99 seats for travel on Fridays through Sundays are extremely limited. So the earlier you book, and the more flexible you are on departure times, the better your chances of getting the lowest fares."
Travelers can use American's Web site, AA
.com, to search for the best bargains at the desired departure times, or call American's reservation offices at (800) 433-7300 for assistance, Garton added.
Here is a sample of American's new, one-way fares between Dallas/Fort Worth and Los Angeles; Orange Country; Ontario; Long Beach and Burbank. Fares shown are non-refundable and seats are limited. For complete details, see the terms and conditions below or visit www.aa.com :
One-Way Fare Amount Starting From* Advance Purchase Requirement
$99 Coach 14 Days
$139 Coach 7 Days
$169 Coach 3 Days
$199 Coach None
$349 First Class None
Note: $99 fares have extremely limited availability on Fridays through
Sundays through Labor Day.
This summer, American will offer 15 daily nonstop flights each way between DFW
and Los Angeles; nine nonstops each way to/from John Wayne Airport; six each way to/from Ontario; five each way to/from Long Beach; and four each way to/from Burbank. That's a total of 39 daily nonstop flights each way between DFW
and the Los Angeles area -- far more than any other carrier.
As seasoned travelers know, however, American offers its customers much more than just low fares and frequent flights.
"Most of our DFW
-Los Angeles area flights -- including all to and from Los Angeles, Orange County and Burbank -- will feature 'More Room Throughout Coach' seating that provides additional legroom between rows," said Garton. "And all the flights will provide the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage frequent-flyer miles. In addition, each flight will offer a First- Class cabin, and of course, exceptional service from our employees both on the ground and in the air."
Travelers on board American's flights will also enjoy a number of other amenities that will make their trip more comfortable, relaxing and productive. For instance, along with "More Room" seating, most of American's aircraft feature large overhead storage bins that allow carry-on luggage to be stored "wheels first," creating more overall storage space and making it easier to stow and remove bags.
For those who like to "stay connected" during their trip, powerports are located at each seat in the First-Class cabin and are conveniently placed throughout the Coach cabin on most of American's aircraft, meaning passengers can work en route, operate their own CD
or DVD players, or even recharge cell phones.
On the ground, American provides travelers an oasis for work or relaxation at Admirals Club® facilities in Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Orange County.
"When you consider all that American offers like great fares, lots of flights, the industry's leading frequent-flyer program, spacious cabins and many other features, it's clear nobody beats American between Dallas/Fort Worth and the Los Angeles area," said Garton.
American Airlines is the world's largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with nearly 4,200 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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.
* Terms and Conditions
Fares are for one-way travel, and are nonrefundable/nontransferable
(except First-Class fare, which is refundable). Seats are limited.
Higher Coach and First-Class fares are also available. Fares are valid
only on nonstop flights. Fares may not be available on all flights and
are subject to change without notice. Fares shown do not include a
$3.10 federal excise tax for each flight segment (one takeoff and one
landing). Fares also do not include the September 11th Security Fee of
$2.50 per U.S. enplanement, and up to $4.50 one-way in local airport
charges. Reservations for travel on the $169, $139, and $99 one-way
fares must be made at least three, seven or 14 days, respectively, prior
to departure and tickets must be purchased at least three, seven or
14 days, respectively, prior to departure or within 24 hours of making
reservations, whichever comes first. Reservations for the $199 one-way
walk-up fare may be made up to the day of departure; however, tickets
must be purchased within 24 hours after the reservation is made, up to
the time of departure, whichever comes first. (The $349 First-Class fare
does not have an advance-purchase requirement). You may change your
Coach ticket if you cancel your reservation before the original departure
time, pay a $50 USD service fee and meet the restrictions of the new
fare. (No change fee applies to the First-Class fare). Coach tickets
must be reissued and travel must commence within one year from original
ticket issuance. Cancellation/change fees, penalties and other
restrictions, including forfeiture, may apply. Advertised fares are
valid only on American Airlines and do not apply to flights on any
oneworld(TM) member airline or other codeshare flights. American
Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules,
regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice,
and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. For complete
AAdvantage details, visit www.aa.com . Schedules are subject to change
A GREAT LOW FARE. AND
A LOT MORE AIRLINE. AMERICAN AIRLINES