New agreement with American Airlines is the latest enhancement for
CALGARY, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a new agreement
with American Airlines that will allow WestJet Rewards members to earn WestJet dollars on flights marketed and operated by
American Airlines and its affiliates, American Eagle and
AmericanConnection. The agreement provides WestJet Rewards members with
the ability to accumulate WestJet dollars faster, especially those
guests flying within American's extensive worldwide network of
WestJet Rewards members earn WestJet dollars on flights and vacation packages with
WestJet and WestJet Vacations. WestJet dollars can then be used like
cash and can be used on any date, to any of WestJet's 76 destinations,
with no blackout periods, and can even be applied to seat-sale fares.
Members also have the flexibility to use their WestJet dollars to
either pay in full, or partially pay for their bookings online or
through our WestJet Sales Super Centre. Full details of the program can
be found at westjet.com/rewards.
Starting today, WestJet Rewards members will also earn WestJet dollars on any flight in American
Airline's global network, including North America, the Caribbean, Latin
America, Europe and the Pacific. Members can book flights directly with
American Airlines or through their preferred travel agent and earn
WestJet dollars when they add their WestJet Rewards identification
number to the booking.
"This frequent flyer partnership, a first for WestJet, represents the
continued evolution of WestJet Rewards," said Marshall Wilmot, WestJet
Vice-President, Product and Distribution. "We're pleased to offer a
rewards program that's easy, transparent and meets the needs of our
guests. We're confident our members will enjoy earning WestJet dollars
even faster as they fly with WestJet and on American and throughout its
extensive worldwide network."
"Our expanded cooperation with WestJet offers even more opportunities
for our AAdvantage members to earn miles on flights to more
destinations," said Suzanne Rubin, President, AAdvantage Loyalty
Program. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with WestJet
and ensuring that our frequent fliers have valuable mileage earning -
and eventually redemption - options wherever their travels take them."
The two airlines will continue to expand the relationship further,
including the ability for WestJet Rewards members to redeem WestJet
dollars on American Airlines flights. A date for redemption for
American Airlines flights has not been determined.
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service
throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted
into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named
one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in
Canada. Named a J.D. Power 2011 Customer Service Champion, WestJet
offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98
Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries
for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one
of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
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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 3,300 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 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 10,000 daily flights to 149 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.
AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries,
including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation,
filed voluntary petitions on Nov. 29 for Chapter 11 reorganization in
the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More
information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at
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