American Announces Great Low Fares for Travel To/From Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — If you’ve been thinking of a Caribbean vacation and all the region has to offer — the warm sun, the relaxing beaches, the terrific shopping — American Airlines is giving you one more reason to go … great airfares.

American, the leading carrier to the Caribbean, is offering great low fares for travel now through mid-June from cities in the continental United States to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. American serves San Juan in Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas and St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

These low fares are good from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, too, so if you live in the Caribbean, now is the perfect time for a trip to your favorite destination on the U.S. mainland.

Here are the highlights of American’s sale:

American’s Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands Sale

* Available between cities in the continental United States and Puerto
Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Purchase tickets at least three days in advance.

* Travel through June 15, 2005.

* A Saturday-night minimum stay is required.

* Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see
the terms and conditions below, or visit American’s Web

Here are samples of American’s great low fares between the continental United States and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Fare amounts shown are round trip, available on, and are effective for travel Monday through Thursday. Slightly higher fares apply for travel other days of the week.


Round-Trip Fare
Between Available on*
Miami – San Juan $158
New York (JFK) – San Juan $198
Orlando – San Juan $198
Miami – St. Croix $208
Newark – St. Croix $248
New York – St. Thomas $248
Baltimore – St. Thomas $281
Washington, D.C. – St. Thomas $306
Chicago O’Hare – St. Thomas $378
Philadelphia – St. Croix $343
Dallas/Fort Worth – San Juan $442
New Orleans – St. Croix $452
San Francisco – St. Thomas $552

* Fares shown are for round-trip off-peak Economy Class travel purchased
on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares do not include government-
imposed taxes and fees.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting Book travel and purchase your ticket on and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on you’ll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights — guaranteed. For lowest-fare guarantee terms and conditions, visit .

For an additional $5 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, call the local reservations number. For an additional $10 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office.

Customers on American will find exceptional service both on the ground and in the air. In addition, First or Business Class seating is available throughout American’s fleet. Also available on most of the fleet are large overhead storage bins that allow carry-on luggage to be stored “wheels first,” creating more overall storage space and making it easier to stow and remove bags.

For those who like to “stay connected” during their trip, powerports are located at each seat in the First or Business Class cabins and are conveniently placed throughout the Coach cabins on most of American’s aircraft, so passengers can work en route, operate their own CD or DVD players, or even recharge cell phones.

Customers on American also have the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage travel reward miles — all of which combine to make travel on American an exceptional value.

*Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are for round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel Monday through Thursday. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.20 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. Other government taxes and fees of up to $65, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

Tickets must be purchased at least three days prior to departure or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first.

Fares are valid for travel through June 15, 2005. A Saturday-night 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 cancel your reservation before the original departure time, meet the restrictions of the new fare, and pay a $100 change fee plus any fare difference. When ticketed flights are cancelled 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 may be operated by American Eagle, American’s regional airline affiliate, or by AmericanConnection(R) (Chautauqua Airlines, RegionsAir, or Trans States Airlines). 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 $5, or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $10.

To purchase tickets on 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 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) regional airlines serve more than 250 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,, 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) .

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