American Airlines And Alaska Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

       American Airlines And Alaska Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas and SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas and SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines
and Alaska Airlines announced today that the two airlines are strengthening
their relationship by adding new codeshare routes that will offer customers
even more choices and benefits when traveling throughout the United States.
The codeshare flights are available for purchase today for travel beginning
Feb. 7, 2013.

The codeshare expansion will allow American to place its code on 22 new Alaska
routes that provide Bay Area travelers with access to Hawaii and will increase
the options for transcontinental flights for travelers in the Pacific
Northwest and San Diego to Boston, Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla. Under
the agreement, Alaska will place its code on 19 American routes, which will
provide better access for Alaska customers on flights between Los Angeles and
U.S. cities such as Washington, D.C., Orlando and Houston. Additionally,
Alaska customers will gain better access between the Pacific Northwest and 11
new cities throughout Texas via American's Dallas/Fort Worth hub. In all,
Alaska customers will gain access to 13 new destinations.

"The relationship American has with Alaska is strategically important to us as
it expands our reach along the West Coast, providing our customers with access
to destinations beyond our network," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice
President – Strategic Alliances. "The expanded codeshare relationship not
only further improves access for our customers as they travel throughout the
U.S. but also provides our customers with a seamless travel experience when
flying on Alaska."

"For more than a decade our customers have benefited greatly from our
relationship with American Airlines," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska's vice
president of planning and revenue management." This codeshare expansion will
offer our customers even greater access to American's extensive network.
Alaska's elite-level frequent fliers will continue to enjoy a seamless
customer experience when they travel on American, including free checked bags,
priority boarding and priority seating – the same benefits they receive when
flying on Alaska Airlines."

American and Alaska Airlines already have an established and successful
frequent flier program relationship in place allowing members to earn and
redeem miles on each other's flights. In addition, the miles Alaska Airlines
Mileage Plan members earn on American Airlines flights count toward elite
status qualification and elite status members can receive their elite status
bonus miles on American Airlines flights. Likewise, the miles American
Airlines AAdvantage^® members earn on Alaska Airlines flights count toward
elite status qualification and elite status members can receive their elite
status bonus miles on Alaska Airlines flights. Elite members are also
eligible for priority check-in and boarding as well as waived baggage charges
for two checked bags when traveling on each other's flights. Elite Level
Mileage Plan members have access to preferred seating when traveling on
American Airlines and AAdvantage Executive Platinum and AAdvantage Platinum
members have access to preferred seating when traveling on Alaska Airlines or
its affiliates.

About American Airlines

American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including
important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than
500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of
the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing
777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward
the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website,^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the
world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations
worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel
stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals
Club^® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment
with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive
without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld^®
alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the
world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia
Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more
than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and
territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common
stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by
OTC Markets Group.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network
in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study^SM for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
newsroom at

SOURCE American Airlines

Contact: Stacey Frantz, American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,, or Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101,
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