American Airlines Gives Travelers An Early Holiday Gift: New App For iPad,
Updated App For iPhone And iPod Touch
New 'Know It All' Trivia Game Offers Chances to Win 100,000 AAdvantage Bonus
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today
launched a new mobile app – its first app specifically designed for iPad –
offering holiday travelers a superior user experience, enabled by the iPad's
enhanced display and graphics, and new features including:
oFlight information at a glance, with helpful options including seat
changes, parking alerts, boarding passes and other flight details.
oA more dynamic AAdvantage^® section that allows users to view elite status
qualification graphs that show how many miles, points and segments are
needed to achieve a particular level of elite status. Users can also see
total mileage balance and available upgrades.
oAn interactive globe that features all the destinations American flies and
lets users select two cities to view specific flight schedules.
oA free trivia game called "Know It All" that can be played on
Wi-Fi-equipped flights or on the ground. The game allows customers to
compete against fliers on their flight, other flights, or players on the
ground. A promotional video of the Know It All trivia game can be viewed
From Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, 2012, fans who have "liked" American's Facebook page
can register for a chance to win a weekly drawing for 100,000 American
Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles. In addition, registrants who have downloaded
the iPad app and played Know It All will be featured on a Facebook
leaderboard. Each week, the Know It All player with the top score will receive
an extra entry for the 100,000 bonus miles.
"With added features such as interactive route maps and the Know It All trivia
game, our apps go beyond simply serving as a day-of-travel tool," said Richard
Elieson, American's Managing Director – Digital Marketing. "The new American
Airlines app for iPad is the perfect example of how we've made the travel
experience more convenient and enjoyable before, during and even after your
American is also launching updates to its popular app for iPhone and iPod
touch, which offer customers new AAdvantage program-specific features that
locate nearby restaurants and retailers where members can earn AAdvantage
miles. American's app for iPhone and iPod touch also includes support for
Passbook, giving customers easy access to their mobile boarding passes
throughout the travel process.
The American Airlines App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone,
iPad and iPod touch, or at itunes.com/appstore. Registration for the Know It
All promotion can be completed on the American Airlines Facebook page at
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. More information about all of American's mobile
apps can be found at AA.com/Apps.
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 nearly 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.
Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com
SOURCE American Airlines
Contact: Stacey Frantz, Media Relations, Fort Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577,
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