|By PR Newswire||
|December 13, 2006 05:38 PM EST||
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you've been thinking of a winter getaway, American Airlines wants you to know that it's a big world out there, and better yet, it's on sale.
American has put most of its international destinations on sale -- but hurry, tickets must be purchased by Dec. 20, 2006. So if you're yearning for Europe, aching for Asia, craving the Caribbean, or longing for Latin America, your ship -- or rather, plane -- has just come in.
Travel dates vary by destination, but generally travel on these sale fares must begin after the first of the year through the end of February or March 2007.
American, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, flies to four continents, so it's likely we have your international destination covered -- whether it's Acapulco or Zurich or just about anywhere in between.
The world is ready. American has great low fares. What are you doing here this winter?
Here are the highlights of American's winter international fare sale: American's Winter International Fare Sale -- Available from the continental United States to Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. -- Purchase tickets no later than Dec. 20, 2006. -- Travel dates vary by destination, but generally begin travel after the first of the year through the end of February or March 2007. -- Other restrictions, including embargo dates, apply. For complete rules and restrictions, including travel dates, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com.
Here are samples of American's great low fares to international destinations. Fare amounts shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com.
SAMPLE SALE FARES City Pair Round-Trip Fare Available on AA.com* Los Angeles - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico $198 Miami - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands $215 Miami - Bogota, Colombia $310 New York City - Punta Cana, Dominican Rep. $328 Boston - London, England $343 New York City - Zurich, Switzerland $356 Dallas/Fort Worth - Guatemala City, Guatemala $473 San Francisco - Aruba, Netherland Antilles $493 Chicago O'Hare - Paris, France $598 San Francisco - Brussels, Belgium $645 Chicago O'Hare - Shanghai, China $728 Dallas/Fort Worth - Tokyo, Japan $873
* Fares shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Travel dates vary. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.
Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. On AA.com, you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) flights -- guaranteed. For lowest- fare guarantee terms and conditions, visit http://www.aa.com/guarantee .
American Airlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to many popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/ .
*Fare Sale Terms and Conditions
Fares shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Slightly higher fares apply on peak days. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.
Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one way or $10 per round trip. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $160, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.
For Europe travel: Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 20, 2006 (Central Standard Time). Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday (Monday through Wednesday between the U.S. and the United Kingdom). Travel must begin by March 28, 2007, with return travel complete by midnight April 25, 2007. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
For Caribbean and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands travel: Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 20, 2006 (Central Standard Time). Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday beginning Jan. 10 through Feb. 27, 2007, with return travel complete by midnight March 1, 2007. Travel is not valid from Boston and New York to Providenciales and Punta Cana from Feb. 16-18, 2007, and to Boston and New York from Providenciales and Punta Cana from Feb. 23-25, 2007. A two-day minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
For Mexico travel: Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 20, 2006 (Central Standard Time). Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday beginning Jan. 10 through Feb. 27, 2007, with return travel complete by midnight March 1, 2007. Travel is not valid from the U.S. to Mexico from Feb. 15-18, 2007, and from Mexico to the U.S. from Feb. 19, 20, 23-26, 2007. A two-day minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
For Latin America travel: Tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 20, 2006 (Central Standard Time). Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday beginning Jan. 15 through March 22, 2007, with return travel complete by midnight March 29, 2007. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required and 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
For Asia travel: Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 20, 2006 (Central Standard Time). Fares are valid for travel Monday through Thursday beginning Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 2007, with return travel complete by midnight March 29, 2007. Travel is not valid from the U.S. to Shanghai from Feb. 9-16, 2007. A six-day minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection(R) and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay a $100 service fee ($150 for Asia and Latin America, $200 for Europe) plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your flight departs. When you cancel your flight prior to departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue on an unused ticket or one year from travel origination on a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight before departure time, the ticket has no value.
A portion of or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. or RegionsAir, Inc. American Eagle and AmericanConnection are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
Tickets may also be obtained through an American Airlines Telephone Reservations Office for an additional $10 or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $15.
To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.
American Airlines, AAdvantage, and AA.com are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 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(R) 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 serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 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 registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
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