More Friendly Skies: American offers new flights between DCA and LAX

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
February 29, 2012 3:58 PM |

AmericanAirlines_Multiple.jpgAmerican Airlines, which is currently engaged in bankruptcy restructuring, yesterday announced it will launch new nonstop two-class Boeing 757 service between Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on June 14, 2012. The new service will complement American’s three existing daily round-trip flights between LAX and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Here is the schedule for the new flights:

  • From Los Angeles to Washington Reagan:

Flight 240        Departs: 8:00 a.m.      Arrives: 4:00 p.m.

  • From Washington Reagan to Los Angeles:

Flight 245        Departs: 5:10 p.m.      Arrives: 7:40 p.m.

Tickets go on sale for the new flights on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The route will be flown with 22 first class seats and 166 main cabin seats.

As part of American’s fleet renewal effort, the airline is currently upgrading its Boeing 757 aircraft used on domestic routes. Modifications include new main cabin and first class seats, new sidewalls that give the interior a lighter and brighter look, and new LCD monitors to enhance inflight entertainment viewing. In addition, American, the first airline to launch inflight Wi-Fi Internet service in North America, will expand its Wi-Fi product offering to nearly all aircraft used to fly within the continental U.S., including select 757s.

For more than a decade, American has been a pioneer in implementing fair-minded policies and practices for its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers and employees. A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, it has consistently held the highest possible ranking on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and remains among the most gay-friendly of all U.S. airlines.

Additional information about American, including gay-friendly vacation packages and exclusive airfare discounts to popular LGBT events, is available online at www.aa.com/rainbow.

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