FORT WORTH, Texas, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines AAdvantage® members can now book award travel via AA.com on Qantas Airways, a oneworld® alliance carrier and joint business partner. On the heels of Qantas' recent expansion to daily service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Sydney, Australia, this new option offers customers added choice, convenience and flexibility when using AAdvantage miles to book award travel to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific or beyond.
"We received very positive feedback when we launched online booking for Alaska Airlines, British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines – and the demand for Qantas has been high," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "Our AAdvantage members have been quite enthusiastic about the ability to book award travel on AA.com for AAdvantage participating airlines – and expanding to other carriers continues to be one of our main priorities."
The addition of Qantas to award booking on AA.com highlights American's ongoing commitment to offering enhanced benefits to its customers. American and Qantas are working together to offer customers more flights from more cities across the U.S. and Australia than any other airline partnership and are optimizing their schedules to improve connection times for customers when traveling between the two countries. For more information on how American and Qantas are enhancing the travel experience for customers, please visit http://www.AA.com/i18n/urls/qantas.jsp.
For more details about booking award flights on AAdvantage participating airlines, please visit www.AA.com/PartnerAwards. Customers who are not AAdvantage members can enroll for free at www.AA.com/Enroll.
About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage® program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 69 million members worldwide. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include 27 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car rental companies, eight financial companies, and more than 500 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in more than 40 countries. In 2011, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 166 billion miles to claim more than 7.5 million awards for flights, upgrades and other rewards. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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