Got Cold Feet About Making Flight Reservations? American Has Discounts When You Say ‘I Do’

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — When planning a wedding, trying to get everyone you want to the same place for that special event at a reasonable price is important. Recognizing that weddings are truly life events for customers, American Airlines was the first airline to create a wedding fare discount. Customers who use the wedding discount program can also accumulate AAdvantage(R) miles when they travel.

This wedding program offers discounts of up to 5 percent off American’s lowest applicable published fares when 10 or more passengers travel to a wedding celebration. Guests simply enter the special reservation code when booking their flight on in order to receive the discount. Along with the discount, American will provide complimentary wedding invitation inserts to inform out-of-town guests of the available discount.

The program is flexible, designed for families planning weddings, after- wedding parties, or commitment ceremonies. Itineraries and origin cities may differ as long as the destination city is the same. The special discounts can be used on American Airlines, American Eagle and oneworld(SM) member airlines to more than 550 destinations worldwide, including the Caribbean, Latin America, Mexico, Asia, and Europe.

The American Airlines Group & Meeting Travel Wedding Program is just one of the great group fares American offers. Customers can submit a request for a group discount online by logging onto , or by contacting the American Airlines Wedding Services desk at 1-800-545-8193.

Other offers for wedding guests, as well as the bride and groom themselves, include stress-free travel with early check-in up to 24 hours before a flight, self-service check-in for large parties or groups, as well as special rental car rates. Also, AAdvantage member upgrades can be purchased, as well as Admirals Club day passes and AA Gift Cards, for either the bride and groom or guests of the wedding.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, 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(SM) 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 (NYSE:AMR) . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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Whether getting married in an exotic destination or flying family and friends home, American Airlines offers the following travel packages, resources and planning services to make wedding travel comfortable, affordable and hassle-free for brides, bridegrooms and their guests:

Getting to the Aisle:

American Airlines Group and Meeting Travel offers a 5 percent discount off the lowest applicable airfare when 10 or more travel to a wedding. In addition, American offers complimentary wedding invitation inserts to inform out-of-town wedding guests of the available discount. For more information, visit or call the American Airlines Wedding Services desk at (800) 545-8193.

Honeymoon Oasis:

For that once-in-a-lifetime getaway, couples can find fabulous honeymoon deals by visiting AmericanAirlines Vacations (AA Vacations). AA Vacations offers vacation packages to popular destinations around the world. Bridegrooms can search for great vacation rates, including airfare and hotels/resorts, by visiting AA Vacations featured deals, destinations and premium properties. Destination guides, maps, brochures, virtual tours and sightseeing options also are available to help plan the perfect honeymoon.

AA Vacations is the only airline travel company that offers newlyweds the option to book vacations, including vacation activities, with AAdvantage miles. For more information, visit .

Stress-Free Travel:

To help with last-minute details, wedding travelers can check out special features American offers to make navigating the airport as easy and stress- free as possible:

* Early Check-In:
Wedding guests or the bride and groom themselves can check in remotely
up to 24 hours before a flight on the American Airlines Web site, By printing boarding passes in advance, wedding travelers can
bypass check-in and go straight to the security checkpoint (if they
have no luggage to check).

* Self-Service Check-In For Large Parties and Groups:
Groups of 10 or more passengers booked on a single reservation can
check in using American’s Self-Service Check-In machines. With this
new feature, family members or large parties of wedding guests can by-
pass the ticket counters.

* Special Rental Car Rates:
With the American Airlines Group and Meeting Travel preferred
partnership with Avis, brides, bridegrooms and their guests have
additional ways to save. Contracted wedding groups with American
Airlines receive unlimited Avis car rentals at reduced rates.

Gifts for or from the Bride and Bridegroom:

Looking for unique gift ideas for the newlyweds or the wedding party? Check out for gift ideas that are sure to make wedding travel extra special.

AAdvantage Upgrades:

AAdvantage members can purchase upgrades on a space-available basis up to 24 hours before takeoff. Upgrades are available in 500-mile segments for as little as $25 when purchased online at, or by redeeming AAdvantage miles.

American has added 2,600 First Class seats to its MD80 aircraft to increase opportunities for customers to upgrade to the First Class cabin. To request or check the status on upgrades, go to .

Admirals Club Day Passes:

For $50, Admirals Club one-day passes provide access to the comfort and convenience of clubs in more than 43 locations worldwide. Whether to relax before the big day or after all the hoopla, the Admirals Club is an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal.

AA Gift Cards:

American Airlines Gift Cards are the perfect present for members of the bridal party making a trip to be a part of the big day. AA Gift Cards, sold in $50 and $100 denominations, can be redeemed for purchase of air travel at Up to eight Gift Cards may be applied to the purchase of a single ticket. If the ticket price exceeds the value of the Gift Card(s), the balance may be paid using a credit card. Gift Cards do not expire and have no fees to keep the card active.

Gift Cards can be purchased at participating retail locations or online at For more information, and a list of participating retail locations that sell American Airlines Gift Cards, visit .

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