American Airlines Offers Travel Tips for Busy Summer Travel; Simple Ways to Make Your Travel Go More Smoothly

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — With Memorial Day just around the corner, the traditional start of the busy summer travel season is nearly upon us. This summer is expected to be among the busiest travel seasons ever. Because of high demand, American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, will operate more DFW service than ever — 847 departures a day.

“There’s no question that the airport is going to be extremely busy throughout the entire summer travel season,” said Tim Ahern, American’s Vice President – DFW Hub. “Anything that our customers can do to speed the process of getting to the airport, checking in and going through security is going to be beneficial and make travel more enjoyable. Fortunately, we have several easy ways to do just that.”

American is offering these simple tips:
* Check in and print boarding passes at home or the office on AA.com
before leaving for the airport. All that is needed is Internet access
and a printer for passengers traveling with a domestic electronic
ticket. AA.com check-in, including boarding passes, is available up
to 24 hours before the flight.

* Use one of American’s fast, convenient self-service check-in machines
near the ticket counters at the airport. Domestic travelers with an
e-ticket can quickly check in, select a seat, print boarding passes,
check luggage, print a receipt, request an upgrade and more.

* Use curbside check-in. Passengers can check their bags right at the
curb and get a boarding pass so they can proceed directly to the
security checkpoint without stopping at the ticket counter.

* Give yourself extra time every step of the way. Leave home a little
earlier to deal with highway traffic and airport parking; consider
using less expensive remote parking if it’s available and remember the
travel time from any parking lot if you’re riding a shuttle to your
departure terminal.

* In general, for domestic flights during this busy summer season, AA
recommends travelers try to arrive 90 minutes before their flight.
International flight travelers should arrive 120 minutes before their
flight. Note that some other domestic airports (not DFW) require even
longer arrival times to facilitate extremely busy security
checkpoints. AA.com has a list of those airports under “Travel
Information – Suggested Arrival Times.”

* At DFW’s security checkpoints, take advantage of new clear plastic
bags provided by the airport to place metal objects and other personal
items in prior to screening. We recommend that shoes be removed
before entering the checkpoint line — travelers also will be given
disposable slippers to wear while in line and during screening. The
plastic bag and slippers may be placed in recycle bins for disposal
after clearing security or travelers may keep them for future use.
Put all laptop computers and suit/outer coats in a plastic tub to
place on the X-ray conveyor.

* Have your boarding pass and government-issued photo ID available for
the document checker when first entering the security line and keep
your boarding pass available at all times during security screening.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 240 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 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 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 are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and Net SAAvers & Special Offers are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

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American Airlines Offers Travel Tips for Busy Summer Travel; Simple Ways to Make Your Travel Go More Smoothly

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — With the summer travel season now in full swing, this summer is expected to be among the busiest travel periods ever. American Airlines is offering some simple tips to help speed the process of getting to the airport, checking in and going through security.

“There’s no question that airports are going to be extremely busy throughout the entire summer travel season,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President – Marketing. “Anything our customers can do to speed the process of getting to the airport, checking in and going through security is going to be beneficial and make their travel more enjoyable. Fortunately, we have several easy ways to do just that.”

American offers these simple tips:
* Home Check-in: Check in and print boarding passes at home or the
office on AA.com before leaving for the airport. All that is needed
is Internet access and a printer for passengers traveling with a
domestic electronic ticket. AA.com check-in, including boarding
passes, is available up to 24 hours before the flight.

* Self-service Devices: Use one of American’s fast, convenient self-
service check-in machines near the ticket counters at the airport.
Domestic travelers with an e-ticket can quickly check in, select a
seat, print boarding passes, check luggage, print a receipt, request
an upgrade and more.

* Curbside Services: Use curbside check-in. Passengers can check their
bags right at the curb and get a boarding pass so they can proceed
directly to the security checkpoint without stopping at the ticket
counter.

* Extra Time for Ground Travel: Give yourself extra time every step of
the way. Leave home a little earlier to deal with highway traffic and
airport parking; consider using remote parking if it’s available and
remember to include the travel time from any parking lot if you’re
riding a shuttle to your departure terminal.

* Arrive Early: In general, for most domestic flights during this busy
summer season, AA recommends travelers try to arrive 90 minutes before
their flight. International flight travelers should arrive 120
minutes before their flight. Some domestic airports require even
longer arrival times to facilitate extremely busy security
checkpoints. AA.com has a list of those airports under “Travel
Information – Suggested Arrival Times.”

* ID and Boarding Pass: Have your boarding pass and government-issued
photo ID available for the document checker when first entering the
security line and keep your boarding pass available at all times
during security screening.

* Carry-on Rules: Remember that you are allowed one small carry-on
luggage item onboard the aircraft, plus one personal item such as a
laptop computer, purse, small backpack, briefcase, or camera case.

* Prohibited Items: Do not pack or bring any prohibited items to the
airport. A list of such prohibited items is provided on the TSA
public web site at
http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1012.xml

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 240 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 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 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 are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and Net SAAvers & Special Offers are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

AmericanAirlines(R) We know why you fly(SM)

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