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Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 8:54 am

Fall Heats Up as American Airlines Puts Travel on Sale Worldwide; American Airlines Worldwide Low-Fare Sale Ends Aug. 16
Thursday August 5, 4:19 pm ET

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Normally fall is when the temperature starts to cool down, but American Airlines is heating things up with great savings for fall travel throughout its worldwide route network.
Whether your idea of a fall getaway is to see the changing foliage in New England or relax on a sandy beach in the Caribbean, American's worldwide fare sale makes it very affordable. These great low fares also make it affordable to sample the exciting culture of Latin America, enjoy the old-world atmosphere of Europe, or experience the vibrant energy of Japan. With American's great low fares and extensive global network, it's all within your reach.

"Fall is a great time to see the world, and now is a great time to save," said Dan Garton, Executive Vice President-Marketing. "When you combine American's attractive fares with our extensive flight schedule, it's clear there's no better value in the sky this fall."

American's fall sale fares are effective for travel through Dec. 15, 2004, in domestic markets. International travel dates vary by destination. For both domestic and international markets, tickets must be purchased no later than Aug. 16, 2004. Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com.

Samples of American's great low fares for fall include:

City Pair Fare Each Way*
Boston - Chicago $89
Boston - Miami $89
Boston - San Francisco $119
Chicago - Dallas/Fort Worth $99
Chicago - New York City + $99
Dallas/Fort Worth - Los Angeles $89
Los Angeles - New York City $99
Los Angeles - Washington, D.C. $99
Miami - New York City $99
New York City - San Francisco $99

International and Caribbean
City Pair Fare Each Way*
Boston - Aruba, Aruba $203
Dallas/Fort Worth - Lima, Peru $264
Dallas/Fort Worth - Los Cabos, Mexico $250
Chicago - San Juan, Puerto Rico $99
Los Angeles - San Salvador, El Salvador $199
Miami - Barbados, Barbados $192
Miami - Paris, France $273
New York City - Brussels, Belgium $283
New York City - Tokyo, Japan $399
St. Louis - Cancun $246
San Francisco - London, England $218
San Jose - Tokyo, Japan $298

* Fares shown are in USD for one-way off-peak economy class travel
based on roundtrip purchase and do not include government-imposed
taxes and fees

+ American Eagle also offers non-stop service

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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:01 am

I wonder if any MAJOR airlines in the U.S will match these fares and once again will resume the fare war in the US.
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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:11 am

While the last thing the industry needs is another fare war, there are signs that this is exactly what is going to happen......the US carriers added a lot of capacity this summer (most of which will remain - the airlines do not want to park airplanes again), and as we move into the traditionally slow Autumn travel season (especially the months of Sept and Oct), airlines are looking for ways to keep the seats fill.....the announcement by AA is not the first, JetBlue is also offering seats at bargain prices during the Autumn period.
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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 9:48 am

What I find really amusing is when Continental has a sale. I purchased a flight on Continental website this summer flying to MSP-MEM-OKC-MEM-MSP using NWA's aircrafts on entire trip. The sale price was $187 but at the same time you price out the exact same flight on NWA.com it was around $300. Go figure.
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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:13 am

Well, the rest of the boys wouldn't go along with the fare hike so AA's going to punish them with a fare sale. Take that!TC
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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:15 am

The funny part about this is NW announced their fall sale a few days before AA.
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RE: Fall Heats Up As AA

Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:14 pm

With OIL projected to go as high as $50 a barrel, they may wish they had never made this announcement.
"Up, Up and away with TWA"