American Airlines is launching an Express Seats
service allowing travellers to purchase seats in the first few
rows of Coach, including bulkhead seats in that cabin.
Additionally, customers who purchase an Express
Seat are able to board with Group 1 of General Boarding for their
flight, providing them the convenience of being among the first
Coach customers on and off the plane.
Express Seats are available to all American
Airlines customers and can be purchased exclusively via airport
Self-Service Check-In machines anytime from 24 hours to 50 minutes
prior to scheduled flight departure for travel wholly within the
United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Introductory pricing for Express Seats begins at
$19 per flight, with pricing based on distance. Introductory
prices for Express Seats on popular American Airlines routes are:
$19 for St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth
$29 for Boston to Chicago
$39 for New York JFK to Los Angeles
$39 for Chicago
O'Hare to Honolulu
"Express Seats highlights American's focus on
offering customers what they value most," said Virasb Vahidi –
Chief Commercial Officer for American Airlines. "This is another
great product under the Your Choice program that puts more travel
choices in the customer's hands."
American still provides travelers with the
option to pre-reserve other seats in the Coach Cabin at no charge.
In addition, AAdvantage elite status members, oneworld elite
status members and customers purchasing full-fare tickets will
continue to have exclusive access to preferred seating, separate
from Express Seats, on a complimentary basis.
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