FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announced it is the first U.S. airline to team up with BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery to launch a new service to help customers make their journey more relaxing and convenient. Beginning Monday, Aug. 6, customers who purchase the new Baggage Delivery Service can bypass the airport baggage claim upon arrival and have their bags delivered to their office, home, hotel or wherever else their final destination may be. Baggage Delivery Service, enabled by BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery, is available seven days a week, including holidays, at more than 200 U.S. domestic airports and select international Pre-Clearance cities. Booking the new Baggage Delivery Service is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Upon booking their flight on AA.com – or up to two hours prior to departure by clicking on "View Itinerary" – customers have the option to buy this service. The cost is $29.95 for one bag, $39.95 for two bags and $49.95 for three to 10 bags.
- When customers arrive at the airport, a special indicator will be printed on their bag tags to help BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery representatives correctly identify luggage and quickly get it to its final delivery destination.
- Customers can then bypass the baggage claim at their destination airport and head to their hotel, home or wherever their travel may take them. For delivery locations within 40 miles from the airport, their bags will arrive within one to four hours at the destination of choice.
"Teaming up with BAGS VIP Luggage Delivery shows our commitment to provide more options to help our customers have a hassle-free trip," said David Vance, Managing Director – Customer Operations Planning. "We think this service will be especially valuable to families traveling with children as well as our business travelers who need to go straight to a meeting or into the office."
The price for Baggage Delivery Service is in addition to any applicable bag fees that need to be paid to American Airlines at the airport during the time of check-in. For American customers who need their bags delivered between 41 and 100 miles from the airport, there will be an additional $1 per mile charge and an estimated delivery time between four and six hours instead of one to four hours.
To learn more about the new Baggage Delivery Service and how to make your journey with American more relaxing, visit www.AA.com/BagDelivery.
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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