Award Recognizes Local AA Employees for Dedication to Active Military,
BOSTON, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Ancient & Honorable
Artillery Company of Massachusetts (AHAC), the oldest chartered military
organization in North America, will recognize American Airlines and its
Boston-based employees for their service to U.S. armed forces.
American will receive a special award on Saturday, March 21, during AHAC's
Ancients USO Night, its annual fund-raiser benefitting the USO New England.
The charity gala will take place at the National Guard Armory in Lexington,
"We remain humbled and in awe of the sacrifices our veterans and active
military make in service to our country," said Jim Moses, American's General
Manager at Logan International Airport. "These men and women are true heroes,
and all of our efforts to support the military and their families is our way
of saying thank you for their courage and dedication."
American's 1,900 Boston-based employees, along with their colleagues
across the airline's system, support members of the military, veterans and
their families, in their communities and when they travel. Special travel
benefits include waived baggage fees, discounts on leisure travel, early
boarding, preferred seating upgrades when available, Admirals Clubs admission
for qualifying active members of the military, and travel sponsorship for
Medal of Honor Recipients to their annual awards program.
American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, offer military
members and veterans about 70 daily departures to 20 destinations (including
seasonal service) throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe.
At American's Logan Airport facilities, qualifying active members of the
military receive access to the Admirals Club located in Terminal B, near Gate
B-36. In the club, soldiers can enjoy amenities such as:
-- PCs with high-speed Internet access;
-- Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access
-- Complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices and light snacks, in
addition to bar services and food for purchase
-- Flat panel televisions, telephones, printer, copier and fee-based fax
-- Assistance from Admirals Club representatives with ticketing,
re-booking flights or upgrades
"It is a privilege and an honor for all of us here in Boston to serve our
veterans and active service men and women," Moses said. "When they fly
American Airlines, we want to do everything we can to recognize their bravery
and service, which makes it possible for all of us to live in a free society."
In 2008, an American Boeing 757 and 737 were unveiled, with the tails of
the two aircraft proudly sporting yellow-ribbon decals and the slogan, "In
support of all who serve," on their fuselages. These two planes, along with a
dedicated American Eagle ATR aircraft, are currently in service and are a
daily reminder of American's commitment to all of the troops currently serving
the United States, as well as the thousands of American Airlines and American
Eagle employees who are veterans or active service members.
In addition, American Airlines supports veterans and members of the
military through a variety of programs and events throughout the year,
including American's Huey 091 Foundation, Sky Ball, Seats for Soldiers with
the Dallas Mavericks, Snowball Express and others.
As the official airline of Snowball Express - a non-profit organization
established to provide fun and memorable experiences for the children and
spouses of fallen military heroes - American Airlines flew nearly 1,400
children and spouses from throughout the United States to Orange County,
Calif., on Dec. 16, 2009, for the third annual event.
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enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any
airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700
destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc.
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