American Airlines launches nonstop New York-Tokyo service

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NEW YORK – On Jan. 20, 2011, American Airlines will begin flying to Tokyo Haneda, nonstop from New York’s JFK.

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NEW YORK – On Jan. 20, 2011, American Airlines will begin flying to Tokyo Haneda, nonstop from New York’s JFK. Customers who fly on this new route can earn up to 15,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles for each qualifying roundtrip through Apr. 30, 2011.

Travelers who purchase tickets and fly in First or Business Class during the promotional period will earn 15,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for roundtrip travel between New York JFK and Tokyo Haneda. Travelers who purchase select Economy Class fares (booked in Y, B, M, H or K) will earn 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Travelers who purchase discount Economy Class fares (booked in Q, V, S, W or L) will earn 5,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. Bonus miles may be earned an unlimited number of times.

To be eligible for the AAdvantage bonus miles, customers must register at prior to travel using promotion code NYHND. Terms and conditions apply.

Customers flying to Asia aboard the three-class, 247-seat Boeing 777 can enjoy the style and comfort of the American Airlines Flagship(SM) experience in First and Business Class as well as entertainment at every seat in the Main Cabin. The First Class cabin Flagship Suite® offers privacy dividers, 1-2-1 across cabin seating, and the ultimate in video and audio entertainment options. American’s Next Generation Business Class cabin features fully customizable lie-flat-at-an-angle seats and a library of entertainment at your fingertips. Bose® QuietComfort® Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones are available in both First and Business Class.

Customers can also enjoy award-winning wines and chef-inspired dining in First and Business Class, including a new brunch service on flights from Tokyo Haneda designed by celebrity consulting chef Sam Choy. Customers can choose to pre-order Japanese-style entrees prior to their flight at no cost. The pre-order option provides convenience to customers traveling to and from Japan. In addition, a variety of teas are available onboard for premium customers traveling from Tokyo Haneda to New York JFK including English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Pure Peppermint, Darjeeling, and Pure Camomile Flowers. Green tea and regular tea are also offered on flights to and from Japan.

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