American Airlines Named Best Airline for Domestic First Class in 2007 GT Tested Awards


FORT WORTH, Texas (TVLW) – More than 15,800 business and leisure travelers participating in a 2007 Global Traveler magazine readership survey determined for the second consecutive year that American Airlines is the “Best Airline for Domestic First Class.” The honor is from Global Traveler’s annual GT Tested Awards program.

“American Airlines is honored to receive such recognition two years in a row from the readers of Global Traveler,” said Lauri Curtis, Vice President – Onboard Service at American Airlines. “This recognition is a reflection of our commitment to provide our passengers with a positive travel experience.”

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In addition to the GT Tested award, American, a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, recently received accolades in two categories of Global Traveler magazine’s annual “Wines on the Wing” International Business Class Airline Wine Competition. In the Best International Business Class White Wine category, American received first place for J. Wegeler-Erben Riesling Spatlese Bernkasteler Doctor 2004. The airline also earned second place in the Best International Business Class Red Wine for its Chateau Batailley Pauillac 2003.

“American Airlines first class service is a favorite for domestic business travelers, this combined with American’s win in Global Traveler’s wine survey shows the attention to detail that American places on its international business class as well,” said Francis X. Gallagher, Global Traveler’s CEO and publisher.

The December issue of Global Traveler features American’s “Best Airline for Domestic First Class” recognition along with more than 30 other travel-related awards. Global Traveler Tested Awards will be presented on Jan. 16, 2008, in New York City. According to Global Traveler, the magazine conducted an open-ended reader survey from Feb. 1 to Aug. 31, 2007. Only questionnaires with at least half of the questions answered were counted.