Aviation news: American Airlines offers “short hop” flights for fewer miles

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Travel is just a “short hop” away as American Airlines offers AAdvantage(R) members the opportunity to book award travel within the United States and Canada for fewer miles, with the company’s popular “Short-Hop” awards. For a limited time customers can book Economy Class MileSAAver(R) award tickets on routes under 700 miles each way for only 8,750 AAdvantage miles (17,500 round trip), which is 30 percent less miles than normally required.

These special Short-Hop awards are available when AAdvantage members book by Aug. 31, 2010, and travel between Aug. 2 and Dec. 15, 2010, on nonstop flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection(R) carriers.

“As the world’s first travel rewards program, we consistently look for ways to provide value to our AAdvantage members by making it easier than ever for customers to use their miles,” said Derek DeCross, President – AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “Introducing Short-Hop awards gives AAdvantage members the opportunity to save miles when traveling on shorter flights.”

Some of the popular Short-Hop markets offered include:

Dallas/Forth Worth – Denver, Memphis, Tenn., or Santa Fe, N.M.

Chicago, O’Hare – Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn., or Toronto

New York – Boston, Traverse City, Mich., or Montreal

Miami – Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., or New Orleans

Los Angeles – Reno, Nev. or San Francisco

AAdvantage members can view availability and book Short-Hop awards by using the AAdvantage award booking tool on AA.com. For more information on Short-Hop awards visit www.aa.com/shorthops or visit www.aa.com to book your award today.

Terms & Conditions

Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls. Seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. The Short-Hop award is valid for travel only on nonstop flights less than 700 air miles one way, which are marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection carriers in the continental U.S. and Canada. Determination of the 700 air miles restriction will be made by American Airlines. Travel on Short-Hop awards must be completed by Dec. 15, 2010. Visit www.aa.com/aadvantage for complete details, terms and conditions regarding award travel.