International General Rules (AA1)

AA-1 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Rule Title

0001 Definitions
0002 Standard Format of Electronic Rules
0005 Application of Tariff
0015 Electronic Surveillance of Passengers and Baggage
0018 Seating of Blind/Deaf Passengers
0020 Carriage of Non ambulatory Passengers
0025 Refusal to Transport - Limitations of Carrier
0035 Passenger Expenses En Route
0040 Taxes
0045 Administrative Formalities - Passports, Visas and Tourist Cards
0055 Liability of Carriers
0060 Reservations
0061 Capacity Limitations
0062 Group Conditional Reservations
0065 Tickets
0070 Extension of Credit
0075 Currency of Payment
0080 Revised Routings, Failure to Carry and Missed Connections
0087 Denied Boarding Compensation
0090 Refunds
0095 Amenities/Services for Delayed Passengers
0107 Service Animals/Dogs to Detect Explosives and Drugs/Dogs for Search and Rescue
0116 Baggage Regulations
0125 Excess Value Charges for Baggage  
0130 Fares
0135 Stopovers
0200 Children and Infant Fares
0205 Free and Reduced Rate Transportation for Agents
0210 Free and Reduced Fare Transportation for Tour Conductors
0300 Disabled Passenger Discount Fares from Ecuador to Area 1/2/3
0550 Passengers Occupying Two Seats

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DATE: 09/14/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0001AA

DEFINITIONS

As used herein:

Add-On-Fare: See "Arbitrary"

Administrative Service Charge means a fee charged to cover costs involved in changing or refunding a passenger's ticket.

Adult means a person who has reached his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of travel.

Africa means the area comprised of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Animals (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) in addition to the usual connotation, include reptiles, birds, poultry and fish.

Applicable Adult Fare means the fare which would be applicable to an adult for the transportation to be used except those special fares that would be applicable due to the adult's status (such as clergy fares, military fares, senior citizen fares, etc.).

Arbitrary means an amount published for use only in combination with other fares for the construction of through fares. It is also referred to as "Proportional Fare", "Basing Fare", and "Add-On-Fare".

Area No. 1 means all of the North and South American Continents and the islands adjacent thereto; Greenland, Bermuda, the West Indies and the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Hawaiian Islands (including Midway and Palmyra).

Area No. 2 means all of Europe (including Russian Federation West of the Urals) and the islands adjacent thereto; Iceland, the Azores, all of Africa and the islands adjacent thereto; Ascension Island; that part of Asia lying west of and including Iran.

Area No. 3 means all of Asia and the islands adjacent thereto except that portion included in Area No. 2; all of the East Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and the islands adjacent thereto; the islands of the Pacific Ocean except those included in Area No. 1.

Australasia means Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, New Hebrides, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands, Tahiti and the Islands adjacent thereto.

Baggage, which is equivalent to luggage, means, such articles, effects and other personal property of a passenger as are necessary or appropriate for wear, use, comfort or convenience in connection with his trip. Unless otherwise specified, it shall include both checked and unchecked baggage of the passenger.

Baggage Check means those portions of the ticket which provide for the carriage of passenger's checked baggage and which are issued by carrier as a receipt for passenger's checked baggage.

Baggage Tag means a document issued by carrier solely for identification of checked baggage, the baggage (strap) tag portion of which is attached by carrier to a particular article of checked baggage and the baggage (claim) tag portion of which is given to the passenger.

Banker's Buying Rate means the rate at which, for the purpose of the transfer of funds through banking channels (i.e. other than transaction in bank notes, travelers cheques and similar banking instruments), a bank will purchase a given amount of foreign currency in exchange for one unit(s) of the national currency of the country in which the exchange transaction takes place.

Bankers Selling Rate means the rate at which, for the purpose of transfer of funds through banking channels (i.e. other than transaction in bank notes, travelers cheques and similar banking instruments), a bank will sell a given amount of foreign currency in exchange for one unit(s) of the national currency of the country in which the exchange transaction takes place.

Basing Fare: See "Arbitrary"

British Virgin Islands means the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

Calendar Month means a period of time starting with any day in a month, identified by number, and ending with the same day of the following month. When the same day does not occur in the following month this period ends on the last day of that month.

Calendar Week means a period of seven days starting at 12:01 A.M. Sunday and ending at 12:00 P.M. of the following Saturday; provided that, when a carrier offers only once a week service between two points, it shall mean a period of eight days commencing with 12:01 A.M. on the day the flight operates.

Caribbean Sub-Area means the area comprising: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Virgin Islands British.

Carriage, which is equivalent to transportation, means carriage of passengers and/or baggage by air, gratuitously or for hire.

Carrier (a) (Not applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) includes the air carrier issuing the ticket and all air carriers that carry or undertake to carry the passenger and/or his baggage thereunder or perform or undertake to perform any other services related to such air carriage. (b) (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) means any air carrier shown as a participant in this tariff.

Central Africa means the area comprising Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Central America means the area comprising Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Checked Baggage, which is equivalent to registered luggage, means baggage of which the carrier takes sole custody and for which carrier has issued a baggage check and baggage (claim) tag(s).

Child means a person who has reached his/her second birthday but not his/her 12th birthday as of the date of commencement of travel.

Circle Trip means travel from a point and return to the same point by a circuitous, continuous air route which does not qualify under the definition of round trip; provided that, where no reasonable direct scheduled air route is available between two points, a break in the circle may be traveled by any other means of transportation without prejudice to the circle trip. A break in the circle may be traveled by any other means of transportation without prejudice to the circle trip.

Civil Aeronautics Board means Department of Transportation.

Class of Service means the cabin in which the passenger is transported and/or for which the passenger is entitled to fly by terms of the contract for carriage.

Combination means when two or more one-way or round trip or half round trip fares are used and shown separately in a fare calculation.

Conjunction Ticket means two or more tickets concurrently issued to a passenger and which together constitute a single contract of carriage.

Consequential Damages means damages which are reasonable out of pocket expenses and other provable damages incurred by passenger as the consequence of the loss, damage, or delay in the delivery of such personal property.

Constructed Fare means an unspecified through fare is created by the use of add-on amount or two or more fares shown as a single amount in a fare calculation.

Co-Terminal means specified cities which may be considered the same point for determination of journey type.

Continental U.S.A. or Continental United States each means the District of Columbia and all states of the United States other than Alaska and Hawaii.

Convention means, unless the context requires otherwise, the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to International Carriage by Air, Signed at Warsaw, October 12, 1929, or such Convention as amended by the Hague Protocol, 1955, and/or the Convention for Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, done at Montreal, May 28, 1999, whichever may be applicable to carriage hereunder.

Country of Commencement of Travel means the country from which travel on the first international segment takes place.

Country of Payment means the country where payment is made by the purchaser to the airline or its agent; payment by cheque, credit card or other banking instruments shall be deemed to have been made at the place where such instrument is accepted by the airline or its agent.

Currency of the Country of Origin/Payment means the currency in which international fares from that country are denominated.

Date of Transaction means the date of issuance of the ticket, MCO or PTA.

Days means full calendar days, including Sundays and legal holidays; provided that, for the purposes of notification the balance of the day upon which notice is dispatched shall not be counted; and that for purposes of determining duration of validity, the balance of the day upon which the ticket is issued or flight commenced shall not be counted.

D.O.T. means U.S. Department of Transportation.

Destination means the ultimate stopping place of the passenger's journey as shown on the ticket.

Direct Route means the shortest all year route operated by a carrier in both directions between ticketed points at which it exercises traffic rights.

Domestic Carriage means (except as otherwise specified) carriage in which, according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure, the places of destination and/or stopover, and the entire transportation are within the sovereign state.

Double Open Jaw: See Open Jaw.

East Africa means the area comprising Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Eastbound means travel from a point in Area No. 1 to a point in Areas No. 2 or 3 via the Atlantic Ocean or travel from points in Area Nos. 2 or 3 to a point in Area 1 via the Pacific Ocean.

Educational Establishment means a school, academy, college or university offering full time educational, vocational or technical courses for a school year and does not include a commercial office, industrial or military establishment or a hospital at which a student is serving an apprenticeship unless such apprenticeship is part of the school curriculum of the educational establishment at which the student is enrolled.

End on Combination means the combination of 2 or more fares at a fare construction point.

EC (European Community) Member States means Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Extraterritorial Trip (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) means any trip which includes transportation: (a) via one or more carriers within the area consisting of the Continental United States and Canada; and (b) via commercial air (not including charter services) or military air services to or from any point outside such area.

Europe means Algeria, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia (FYROM), Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation (West of the Urals), San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) and related States (effective May 1, 2004): Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Fare Break Point: See Fare Construction Point.

Fare Component means the fare charged between two consecutive fare construction points. The point of origin and the point of destination of a fare component are fare construction points.

Fare Construction Point means the terminal points of a fare component. (These are also termed fare break points.)

Flight Coupon means a portion of the passenger ticket that indicates particular places between which the coupon is good for carriage.

Foreign Air Transportation means transportation between a point in the United States and a point outside thereof.

French Gold Francs means the francs consisting of 65.50 milligrams of gold with a fineness of nine hundred thousandths.

Gateway means the passenger's first point of arrival or last point of departure in a country/area.

Guardian means a legal guardian or a person acting in lieu of parents (in loco parentis) in the event of death or legal incapacity of parents.

IATA Rate of Exchange means the rates of exchange notified by IATA quarterly to convert local currency fares to a Neutral Unit of Construction (NUC) and to convert total NUC amounts to the currency of the country of commencement of transportation. See Rule 145 (CURRENCY OF FARES).

Iberian Peninsula means the area comprised of Gibraltar, Portugal (including Azores and Madeira) and Spain (including Balearic and Canary Islands).

Immediate Family except as otherwise indicated, shall mean: spouse, domestic partner, children, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, parents, fathers-in-law, mothers-in-law, and grandparents. NOTE: This includes stepparents, stepsisters, stepbrothers, half sisters and half brothers.

Indian Ocean Islands means Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Reunion and Seychelles.

Indian Subcontinent means the area comprised of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

Indirect Route means any scheduled continuous air route other than a direct route.

Infant means a person who has not reached his/her second birthday as of the date of commencement of travel.

Interchange Flight means a flight operated over the routes of two or more carriers without change of equipment.

Interline Transfer Point means any point at which the passenger transfers from the services of one carrier to the services of another carrier.

Interline Transportation means transportation on the services of more than one carrier.

International Carriage means (except when the Convention is applicable) carriage in which, according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure and any place of landing are situated in more than one state. As used in this definition, the term "state" includes all territory subject to the sovereignty, suzerainty, mandate, authority or trusteeship thereof. International carriage as defined by the Convention means any carriage in which, according to the contract of carriage, the place of departure and the place of destination, whether or not there be a break in the carriage or a transshipment, are situated either within the territories of two High Contracting Parties to the Convention or within the territory of a single High Contracting Party to the Convention, if there is an agreed stopping place within a territory subject to the sovereignty, suzerainty, mandate or authority of another power even though that power is not a party to the Convention.

International Sector means a sector of uninterrupted air travel for which the arrival and departure points are in two different countries.

International Transportation means any transportation or other services, furnished by any carrier, which are included within the scope of the term "international transportation" as used in the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Transportation by Air signed at Warsaw, October 12, 1929, or such convention applicable as amended, or the Convention for Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air, done at Montreal, May 28, 1999 whichever may be applicable to the transportation hereunder and to which the said Convention applies. For the purpose of determining the applicability of the term "international transportation:"

  1. Agreed Stopping Place. All stops between the original place of departure and the place of final destination scheduled by any carrier by air which participates in the transportation between such places, as shown in the schedules or time tables of such carriers shall constitute "agreed stopping places;" but each participating carrier reserves the right to alter the "agreed stopping places" in the case of necessity without thereby depriving the transportation of its international character; and
  2. Single Operation. Transportation to be performed by several successive carriers by air, arrangements for which are made in advance, is regarded as "a single operation" and shall be deemed to be "one undivided transportation" whether one or more tickets or other documents are issued to cover such transportation, and whether or not all such tickets or documents are issued prior to the commencement of such transportation; but this provision shall not be deemed to contain an exclusive definition of transportation which is regarded by the parties as "a single operation".

Interstate Transportation means transportation between a point in any state of the United States and the District of Columbia and a point in any other state of the United States or the District of Columbia.

Intraline Transportation means transportation solely over the services of a single carrier.

Jet Aircraft (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands.) means the following aircraft (and all series thereof): A-300, B-320C, B-707, B-720, B727, B-737, B-747, BAC-111, BAC-1-11, Caravelle, CV-880, CV-990, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, F-28 and L-1011.

Leeward Islands means the islands of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis.

Local Currency Fares means fares and related charges expressed in the currency of the country of commencement of travel. See Rule 145 for countries where the U.S. dollar is used for local currency.

Maximum Outside Linear Dimensions means the sum of the greatest outside length plus the greatest outside width plus the greatest outside height.

Micronesia means the area comprised of Guam, Johnston Island, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Palau Island and Mariana Islands.

Mid Atlantic Area means the area comprised of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Belize, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Venezuela and Virgin Islands British.

Middle East means the area comprised of Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Military Agencies means departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, the respective academies of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and the National Guard. The Reserve Officer Training Corps is not included.

Military Passenger means military personnel of the U.S. military agencies who are on active duty status or who have been discharged from active military service within seven days of the date of travel.

Miscellaneous Charges Order (MCO) means a document issued by a carrier or its agents requesting issue of an appropriate passenger ticket and baggage check provision of services to the person named in such document.

Month(s): see calendar month.

National means a person who has the citizenship of a country either by birth or by naturalization.

Netherlands Antilles means the islands of Bonaire, Curacao and St. Martin.

Neutral Unit of Construction (NUC) means a common unit used to construct fares using different local currencies (see Rule 130).

Normal Fare means the full fare established for a First Class, Business Class, Economy/Coach Class service. The application of which is not dependent upon any limited period of ticket validity or other special circumstances.

North Central Pacific means all routes between points in Canada/U.S.A. on the one hand and points in Area 3 except points in the Southwest Pacific, on the other hand via the Pacific Ocean.

North America means the area comprising Alaska, Canada, Continental U.S.A., Hawaii, Mexico, St. Pierre and Miquelon.

NUC means the neutral unit of construction.

One Way Trip means any journey which (N)is not a complete round or circle trip.

On-line Tariff Data Base means the remotely accessible, on-line version, maintained by the filer, of (1) the electronically filed tariff data submitted to the "official D.O.T. tariff database," and (2) the Departmental approvals, disapprovals and other actions, as well as Departmental notations concerning such approvals, disapprovals or other actions, that Subpart W of the proposed Part 221 requires the filer to maintain in its database. The term "official D.O.T. tariff database" means those data records (as set forth in Sections 221.283 and 221.286 of the rule) which would be in the custody of, and maintained by the Department of Transportation.

Online Transfer Point means any point at which the passenger transfers from one service of a carrier to another service of the same carrier (bearing a different flight number).

Online Transportation: See Intraline Transportation.

Open Jaw means travel which is essentially of a round trip nature, except that:

  1. (Origin Single Open Jaw) The outward point of departure and the inward point of arrival are not the same, or
  2. (Turnaround Single Open Jaw) The outward point of arrival and the inward point of departure are not the same.

For a Single Open Jaw either 1 or 2 applies. For a Double Open Jaw both 1 and 2 apply.

NOTE: The fare to be charged is half of the applicable RT fare for each leg of the open jaw.

Origin means the initial location of a journey, from which travel commences on a ticket(s). The origin point of a journey is the first fare construction point on the ticket; or in the case of pricing units, the first fare construction point of the pricing unit.

Passenger means any person, except members of the crew, carried or to be carried in an aircraft with the consent of carrier.

Passenger Coupon means that portion of the passenger ticket constituting the passenger's written evidence of the contract of carriage between two points.

Passenger Ticket means those portions of the ticket issued by the carrier that provide for the carriage of the passenger.

Prepaid Ticket Advice means:

  1. (Not applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) the notification between offices of a carrier by teletype, commercial wire or mail that a person in one city has purchased and requested issuance of prepaid transportation to a person in another city.
  2. (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands.) the notification between offices of a carrier or between carriers that a person in one location has purchased and requested issuance of prepaid transportation as described in the authority to another person in another location.

Pricing Unit means a portion of a journey subject to pricing and ticketing independent of the remainder of the journey. In the case where a portion or portions of a journey are not subject to independent pricing and ticketing, such journey shall be deemed to be comprised of a single pricing unit.

Propeller Aircraft (Applicable between Canada and Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands.) means the following aircraft (and all series thereof): Aero Commander 500B, Beechcraft 99, BoeingVertol 107, Brittania, CD-2 GAF N22-B/N 24-A Nomad, Cessna 180, Cessna 185, Cessna 402, Cessna Titan 404, CV-240, CV-340, CV-440, CV-540, CV-580, CV-600, CV-640, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, DeHavilland DHC-2, DeHavilland DHC-6, Electra, F-27, FH-227, Grumman G-21, Grumman G-73, G-21A Turbo Goose, HP Herald L-188, L-749, L-1049, L-1649, M-202, M-404, NORD-262, NORD M-298, Pilatus Porter PC6/350, Pilatus Porter PC6/A, PA-18, Piper Aztec, Piper Navajo, Short-Harland SC-7, Short Skyvan, Sikorsky S-55, Sikorsky S-58-C, Sikorsky S-61, Sikorsky S-62-A, Super Catalina PBY, Swearingen Metro (GA226), Twin Otter Vanguard, Viscount, Westland SR-N5 and YS-11.

Proportional Fare: See "Arbitrary"

Rebooking means change in date/time of reservation or other change not requiring ticket reissuance.

Reissue means any change to a validated ticket requiring a replacement ticket be issued, including but not limited to the following: upgrade/downgrade/additional coupons/increase in fare.

Reroute means a change of routing, fare, carriers, class of service, flight, or date from that originally provided for on the ticket. (Not applicable to open tickets).

Resident means a person normally living in a country of which he may/may not be a citizen.

Revalidation is any change in reservations of flight which can be made with a revalidation sticker.

Round The World means a circle trip of continuous eastbound or westbound travel via both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, commencing and returning to the same point.

Round Trip means a travel from one point and return to the same point comprised of no more than two fare components, for which the same mileage surcharge and/or higher intermediate point city pair applies to both the outbound and return fare components. Class of service, seasonality, midweek and weekend fare differences are not considered in the application of this definition.  This definition does not apply to Round-the-World journeys.

Routing means the carrier(s) and/or the cities and/or class of service and/or type of aircraft (jet or propeller) via which transportation is provided between two points.

Scandinavia means the area comprising Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

School Year means a period of 12 consecutive months less whatever interruptions for vacations are normally granted by the education establishment at which the student is enrolled; provided that, where the official scholastic year is less than 12 months, "School Year" shall mean not less than 6 months period less whatever interruptions for vacations are normally granted at the educational establishment at which the student is enrolled.

Sector means continuous transportation from origin of a ticket or pricing unit to the subsequent stopover or fare construction point; from any stopover or fare construction point to the next stopover or fare construction point; or from the stopover or fare construction point preceding the destination of the ticket or pricing unit to such point.

Segment - means that transportation on a passenger ticket covered by a single flight coupon.

Self-reliant passenger means any passenger who is independent, self-sufficient, capable of caring for all physical needs during flight or during an emergency evacuation or decompression; and who requires no special or unusual on-board attention beyond that afforded to the general public, except who may require assistance in boarding and/or deplaning the aircraft.

Shortest Operated Mileage (SOMs) means the shortest distance using non-stop sector mileages between any pairs of points specified in the IATA Mileage Manual.

Side Trip means a round trip, circle trip, one way or open jaw journey to and or from an en route point of a fare component. When a fare for a side trip is charged separately, apply the provisions of fares for round trips, circle trips, one way and open jaw trips.

Single Open Jaw Trip means travel that is essentially of a round trip nature, except that the outward point of arrival and inward point of departure are not the same or the outward point of departure and inward point of arrival are not the same.

Example of a Single Open Jaw

Point 1
Point 2
Point 3

South America means the area comprising Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela.

South Asian Subcontinent means the area comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

South East Asia means Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (excluding Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR), Chinese Taipei, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Northern Mariana Islands, Mongolia, Palau, Philippines, Russian Federation (East of the Urals), Singapore, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Viet Nam.

South Pacific means the area comprising of all routes between points in the U.S./Canada on the one hand and points in the Southwest Pacific on the other hand via the Pacific Ocean.

Southern Africa means points within Africa comprised of Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.

Southwest Pacific means that area comprised of American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, Gilbert and Ellico Islands, Kiribati, Loyalty Islands, Naura, New Caledonia, New Herbrides, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pitcairn Island, Samoan Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

Special Drawing Right means a special unit of currency, the currency values of which fluctuate and are recalculated each banking day. These values are known to most commercial banks and are reported in some newspapers and in the IMF Survey, published weekly by the International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. 20431.

Special Fare means a fare other than a normal fare.

Stopover means (Not applicable between points in Canada and points in U.S./Puerto Rico/Virgin
Islands) a deliberate interruption of a journey at an intermediate point from which the passenger is
not scheduled to depart within 24 hours of arrival.
(Applicable between points in Canada and points in U.S./Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands) A stopover will
occur when passenger arrives at an intermediate or transfer point and fails to depart from such
point on the first flight on which space is available, or the flight that will provide for the passenger's
earliest arrival at intermediate/transfer/destination point(s), via the class of service and carrier as
shown on the passenger's ticket, however, in no event will a stopover occur when the passenger
departs from the intermediate point on a flight departing within four hours after arrival.

Surface Sector means a sector between two intermediate points of a fare component where travel is via other than air transportation. In the case of a mileage fare, the ticketed point mileage between the origin and the destination of the surface sector is included in the TPM calculation of the through fare component. In the case of a routing fare, both the origin and destination points of the surface sector must be on the specified routing of the fare. Transportation over the surface sector is covered by the through fare component.

Through Fare means a fare applicable for travel between two consecutive fare construction points via an intermediate point(s).

Ticket means the "Passenger Ticket and Baggage Check," including all flight, passenger and other coupons therein, issued by carrier, which provide for the carriage of the passenger and his baggage.

Ticketed Point means any point shown in the 'good for passage' section of the passenger ticket plus any other point(s) used for fare construction and shown in the 'fare construction box' of the passenger ticket; provided that two flight numbers of two carriers such as for an interchanger flight will not be permitted on one flight coupon.

Transatlantic Segment means that portion of travel covered by a single flight coupon from the point of departure in Area No. 1 to the point of arrival in Area No. 2 or Area No. 3 and vice versa.

Transfer means a change from the service of one carrier to another service of the same carrier (online transfer) or to the service of another carrier (interline transfer).

Transit Point means any stop at an intermediate point on the route to be traveled (whether or not a change of planes is made) which does not fall within the definition of a stopover.

Transpacific Segment means the portion of travel covered by a single flight coupon from the point of departure in Area 1 to the point of arrival in Area 3 and vice versa except for a portion of travel covered by a single flight coupon between a point in North America and a point in the South Asian sub-continent.

Trust Territory means the area comprising the Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands and Marshall Islands.

Unchecked Baggage which is equivalent to hand luggage, is baggage other than checked baggage.

United Kingdom or U.K. means England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

"United States of America" or the "United States" or the "U.S.A." each means, unless otherwise specified, the area comprising the 48 contiguous Federated States, The Federal District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, The U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, The Canal Zone, Guam, Midway and Wake Islands.

United States Department of Defense means the U.S. Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.

U.S. Territories means the overseas territories of the United States of America including: America Samoa, Baker Islands, Guam, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan, Swains Island, Pacific Trust Territories, Palmyra Islands, Panama Canal Zone, U.S. Virgin Islands and Wake Islands.

Validate means to stamp or write on the passenger ticket an indication that the passenger ticket has been officially issued by carrier.

Virgin Islands means the Virgin Islands of the U.S., which are: St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

West Africa means points within Africa, comprised of Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Westbound means travel from a point in Area Nos. 2 or 3 to a point in Area No. l via the Atlantic Ocean or travel from a point in Area No. l to a point in Area Nos. 2 or 3 via the Pacific Ocean.

Western Hemisphere means the United States of America, Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Central and South America, Bermuda, Bahamas and the islands of the Caribbean Sea.

Windward Islands means the islands of Carriacou, Dominica, Grenada, Mustique, Palm Island, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Union Island.

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DATE: 12/08/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0002AA

STANDARD FORMAT OF ELECTRONIC RULES

70)  RULE TITLE/APPLICATION (Category **)
This category contains the rule title and defines the application of the rule. It indicates the geographical application of the rule, type of service (first, coach, etc.), type of transportation (one way or round trip), type of journey and/or pricing unit (single open jaw, round trip, etc.) and applicability for use with joint fares, tour fares and group fares. Provisions for capacity limitations, General Rules which are NOT applicable and miscellaneous information which are not category specific will also appear here. This category will appear with every rule containing at least the rule title.

71)  ELIGIBILITY (Category 1)
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72)  DAY/TIME (Category 2)
Day of Week Application

1.      Unless otherwise specified, "Midweek" (X) fares are valid for travel Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only.

2.      Unless otherwise specified, "Weekend" (W) fares are valid for travel Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.

3.      The date of travel on the transatlantic/transpacific flight segment shall determine the day of week application to be charged.

4.      (Applicable to Western Hemisphere fares)

A.                      (Applicable between U.S./Canada and Mexico/Caribbean/Central America/South America) Unless stated otherwise, the date of commencement of each international flight segment between United States/Canada and Mexico/Caribbean/Central America/South America shall determine the applicable midweek or weekend fare.
EXCEPTION: (Applicable between points in United States/Canada and the Caribbean when travel is via SJU) The first international flight segment means the sector from the last point of departure in the Continental U.S.A/Canada to SJU or vice versa.

B.                       (All other Western Hemisphere fares) The first international flight between sub-areas will determine the applicable midweek or weekend fare.

5.      For fare components involving travel via both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the date of travel on the first transoceanic flight segment shall determine the day of week application to be charged, based upon the direction of the fare component.

73)  SEASONALITY (Category 3)

1.      Fares apply all year, except when designated as the seasons shown therein (See the table within the rules, when applicable).
The date of commencement of the outbound transoceanic segment shall determine the seasonal fare to be charged round trip, except as specified in each individual rule. Where country of arrival and departure differ, the correct seasonal fare to be charged for the inbound portion of an open jaw or circle trip is also determined by the date of the outbound transoceanic segment. For example, when the outbound transoceanic season is Basic but that same date falls within the Peak season for the country from which the passenger returns, the correct fare to be charged is: 50 percent of the Basic fare outbound and 50 percent of the Peak fare inbound.

2.      (Applicable to Western Hemisphere fares) Unless otherwise stated, the date of commencement of outbound travel on the first international flight segment between United States/Canada and the Caribbean/Mexico/Central America/South America shall determine the respective round trip seasonal level to be applied. (See NOTE in DAY/TIME (category 2))

74)  FLIGHT APPLICATION (Category 4)
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75)  ADVANCE RESERVATIONS/TICKETING (Category 5)

1.      Reservations

A.                      If no provisions are included in the individual fare rule, reservations may be made any time prior to departure of a desired flight, subject to availability of space.

B.                       Unless otherwise provided in the individual fare rule, any advance reservation requirement in this paragraph refers to the number of days prior to the date of commencement of travel (from point of origin) that reservations must be confirmed. The actual date of departure is not included in counting the advance reservation requirement.

C.                       If the fare has an advance reservations requirement for all segments, the waitlist segments may not be retained beyond the reservation deadline.

2.      Payment and Ticketing

A.                      The purchase of a prepaid ticket advice constitutes the purchase of a ticket to meet the special reservations and ticket requirements, but not the issuance of a ticket. Therefore, any provision outlined in the rule for tickets shall apply to PTAs. The place of ticket issuance will be determined by the location where the ticket is physically generated.

B.                       If no provisions are included in the individual fare rule, or the rule states "prior to departure", then payment/ticketing may be completed any time prior to departure from point of origin.

C.                       Any advance payment/ticketing requirements stated in this paragraph refer to the number of days prior to the date of commencement of travel that payment/ticketing must be completed. The actual date of departure is not included in counting the advance payment/ticketing requirement.

76)  MINIMUM STAY (Category 6)
(Applicable to round trip fares only)
Unless otherwise stated in the individual fare rule, return travel may begin at any time and passenger will be allowed to travel within the normal validity of the ticket which is one year from the date on which travel commences from the point of journey origin. The following general rule shall apply in determining minimum stay requirements.

1.      (Applicable to Transatlantic/Transpacific and Atlantic-Pacific fares) Minimum stay means the amount of time required before the commencement of the last transoceanic sector, calculated after the date of commencement of the first outbound transoceanic sector of the pricing unit.

2.      (Applicable to Western Hemisphere travel) Minimum stay means that travel from the last stopover point to the final destination must not commence prior to the required number of days after the date of commencement of outbound travel from the point of origin of the pricing unit.

77)  MAXIMUM STAY (Category 7)
(Applicable to round trip fares only)
Unless otherwise stated in the individual fare rule, return travel may begin at any time and passenger will be allowed to travel within the normal validity of the ticket which is one year from the date travel commences from the point of journey origin. The following general rule shall apply in determining maximum stay limitations. Maximum stay means return travel on the last continuous sector must commence by midnight of the required number of days after the date of commencement of travel from the point of origin of the pricing unit.

78)  STOPOVERS (Category 8)

    1. Stopovers will be permitted under the following conditions:

a. Stopovers must be arranged in advance and specified on the ticket.

b.Stopovers will be permitted at any point which can be included in an itinerary constructed either by the use of a mileage system or based on a published routing, unless such stopover is prohibited by Rule 130 (FARES) or an individual fare rule.

c. Except as otherwise provided stopovers will be free of charge.

d. All fares permit a stopover at the point of turnaround and/or fare break points.

e. Only one stopover is permitted at any single point on the itinerary of a journey traveled at a one way or half round trip fare, unless such stopover is prohibited by Rule 130 (FARES) or an individual fare rule.

f. The arrival and departure points of a surface break will be counted as one stopover.

g.The terminal points of a single open jaw will be considered to be the point of turnaround.

    1. For the purpose of this rule "Stopover" means: A deliberate interruption of a journey at an intermediate point from which the passenger is scheduled to depart later than 24 hours after arrival. (Local time)
  1. Children's and Infants' Fares
    Infants'/Children's discounts apply, to the same extent as in respect of the fare, on any stopover charge.
  2. Other Conditions
    For the determination of fare rule application as specified in Category 50 - Application and other Conditions of this Rule: The following cities will be considered the same point (co-terminals): BWI-WAS, FLL-MIA, OAK-SFO-SJC, LAX-ONT-BUR-LGB-SNA, NYC-EWR.

79)  TRANSFERS (Category 9)
Unless otherwise specified in an individual fare rule, for normal fares unlimited transfers are permitted. (See note a/b/c/d). For other than normal fares the following shall apply: Unlimited AA to AA transfers permitted (See NOTE a). Routings shall be limited to only two transfers (See NOTE b/c/d.) for any one way or half roundtrip journey.
NOTE: For the purpose of this rule, "transfer" means any point at which the passenger transfers from:

A.    Governing carrier to governing carrier - ONLINE.

B.     Other than governing carrier to the same carrier - ONLINE.

C.     Governing carrier to a different carrier or vice versa - INTERLINE

D.    Other than the governing carrier to a different carrier other than the governing carrier - INTERLINE.

80)  PERMITTED COMBINATIONS (Category 10)

1)      In the case of open jaw travel, the fare to be charged for the open jaw shall be the sum of 50 percent of the applicable round trip fare for each leg in the open jaw unless, a published round trip individual fare rule specifies other provisions.

2)      Unless otherwise indicated these fares may not be used in round-the-world fare construction.

3)      Subject to individual fare rules, any fare may be combined with any other fare, which by its own terms is combinable, subject to the conditions of Rule 130 (FARES), provided all conditions of the fare are met.
NOTE: (Applicable for combination of special fares) When combining special fares with other types of fares, the restrictive provisions of the special fare apply only to the special fare and not to any other fare used in end on end combination.

4)      Unless otherwise restricted by the individual fare rule, 50 percent of a special roundtrip fare published in this tariff may be combined with 50 percent of a same type fare published in the same global direction (i.e. Transpacific/Transatlantic/Western Hemisphere) by any carrier in this or another tariff.

5)      One half of fares designated as midweek may be combined with one half of fares designated as weekend unless otherwise prohibited by the governing individual fare rule.

6)      Unless otherwise specified these fares may not be combined with arbitraries.

7)      Unless restricted by the individual fare rule, all fares may be combined end on end with any one way or round trip fare permitting such combination.

8)      Unless otherwise specified, travel must be via the fare construction point.

9)      When 50 percent of a published round trip fare is combined with another fare, and the governing individual fare rules differ, the following will apply in determining the most restrictive conditions:

a. Minimum/Maximum Stay

                                                                               I.            The longer minimum stay requirement will apply to the entire fare combination.

                                                                            II.            The shorter maximum stay limitation will apply to the entire combination.

b.Stopovers
The stopover restriction of each fare will apply to the appropriate fare component over which the fare is assessed provided that the passenger will not receive more than the maximum allowable number of stops in the most restrictive rule.
NOTE 1: Applicable to normal restricted first/business/economy fares. The stopover provision of each fare shall apply to the appropriate sector(s) over which the fare is assessed.
NOTE 2: Applicable to special economy type fares. The stopover provisions applicable to each fare shall apply to the appropriate sector(s) over which the fare is assessed provided that the passenger will not receive more than the maximum allowable number of stops in the most restrictive rule.

c. Reservations and Ticketing

                                                                               I.            The most restrictive advance reservation/ticketing requirement will apply to the entire fare combination.

                                                                            II.            If a deposit is required in conjunction with the advance reservations, the largest requirement will apply to the entire fare combination.

d.                        Routing/Rerouting

                                                                               I.            The routing conditions of each fare in the combination will apply to the appropriate sector(s) over which each such fare is assessed.

                                                                            II.            The voluntary rerouting conditions of the most restrictive fare rule will apply to the entire fare combination, including end-on combinations, except when combinations are made with fares governed by VPDR/VPCR, in which case the rerouting conditions of the international fare rule will apply.

                                                                         III.            The transfer restriction of each fare used will apply to the appropriate sector(s) over which the fare is assessed.

                                                                         IV.            Change fees will be collected based on the fare component that is being changed.  This procedure applies to all domestic and international fares: except for transpacific and Transatlantic with Area 2/Area 3 point of origin the most restrictive condition applies.                        

e. Cancellation/Refunds
The largest cancellation penalty will apply to the entire fare combination.

                                                                               I.            (Not applicable to/from Canada) The condition of a fare as wholly nonrefundable does not constitute a cancellation penalty of 100 percent.

                                                                            II.            Any wholly nonrefundable fares used in combination with other fares shall remain wholly nonrefundable, while all other fares in combination on a pricing unit are subject to assessment of the highest penalty of all remaining fares in the pricing unit, whether domestic or international.

                                                                         III.            Notwithstanding the provisions of (e)(i) and (ii) above, whether the fare for a journey is calculated using one pricing unit or multiple pricing units, only one penalty for voluntary rerouting shall apply per ticketing transaction.

f. Discounts
The applicable discounts of each fare will apply to the appropriate fare component(s) over which the fare is assessed.

g.When 50 percent of a published round trip fare is combined with another fare or fares and travel and/or ticketing restrictions or conditions exist by virtue of published effective/discontinue date on any or all such fares, such combinations must observe the most restrictive of those conditions.

81)  BLACKOUT DATES (Category 11)
Restricted travel dates when applicable, apply per half round trip. No segment of the trip may be flown on these days.

82)  SURCHARGES (Category 12)

1.      This paragraph will include any special surcharges (for example weekend surcharges, holiday surcharges, etc.) which must be added to the published fare.

2.      The surcharge provisions of each fare shall apply to the appropriate sector(s) over which the fare is assessed.

3.      Children's and Infants' Fares Infants' and children's discounts apply to the same extent as in respect of the fare, on any surcharge.
EXCEPTION: Children and infant discounts will not apply to surcharges or fees as provided in Rule 17, 19, 63 and 64

83)  ACCOMPANIED TRAVEL (Category 13)
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84)  TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (Category 14)
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85)  SALES RESTRICTIONS (Category 15)

1.      Unless otherwise specified, fares apply only when tickets are purchased at such fares prior to commencement of travel.

2.      The purchase of a prepaid ticket advice constitutes the purchase of a ticket to meet the special reservations and ticket requirements, but not the issuance of a ticket. Therefore, any provision outlined in the rule for tickets shall apply to PTA's. The place of ticket issuance will be determined by the location where the ticket is physically generated.

3.      Unless otherwise stated in the individual fare rule, extension of ticket validity may apply for death of passenger/companion/immediate family member. Refer to Rule 65 (TICKETS) for conditions of extension.

86) PENALTIES (Category 16)
1. Children and Infants Fares
Infant/children discounts apply, to the same extent as in respect of the fare on any cancellation or refund fee.


2. Involuntary Rerouting
Unless otherwise amended by the provisions in the individual fare rules, Rule 80 (REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS) is applicable to fares governed by this rule.


3. Voluntary Rerouting
As used herein, "Voluntary Rerouting" shall refer to any changes in reservations of flights requested by a passenger.
A. In case of voluntary rerouting involving a change of a totally unused ticket where the original fare no longer applies: The original ticket may be reissued and fare recalculated from point of origin using the fares and rate of exchange applicable at the time of reissue.
B. If there is a voluntary rerouting on any downline itinerary after departure, the fare and charges must be reassessed using fares, rules and rate(s) of exchange effective at the time that travel commenced from the point of origin.
C. If there are no specified restrictions on rerouting in the specific fare rule, then voluntary rerouting shall be permitted.
D. If voluntary rerouting is not permitted in the individual fare rule, the cancellation provisions shall apply whenever a passenger changes confirmed reservations voluntarily.
E. If there are specified restrictions on rerouting in the individual fare rule: If voluntary rerouting is not permitted in the individual fare rule, the cancellation provisions shall apply whenever a passenger shall change confirmed reservations voluntarily.


4. Cancellations and Refunds
A. Unless otherwise amended by the provisions in the individual fare rules, Rule 80 (REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS) and 90 (REFUNDS) are applicable to fares governed by this rule.
B. Unless otherwise specified, the following will apply:
I. Prior to Departure
(aa) Full refund will apply in the event of death, as substantiated by a death certificate, of a passenger, traveling companion, or member of their immediate family, as described in Rule 1 (DEFINITIONS).
(bb) In the event of cancellation or a failure to use confirmed space as ticketed for any reason other than those outlined in Rule 90 (REFUNDS) or in paragraph (aa) above, the passenger will forfeit the amount stated in the individual rule, where applicable.
(cc) Credit Towards Further Transportation In the event of failure to use confirmed space as ticketed, the full amount of the fare paid can be used as a credit towards the upgrade to any other type of fare, subject to the provisions of such fare and provided that such fare does not restrict the upgrade.
(dd) Unless otherwise stated in a specific fare rule, one way fare penalties will be assessed per ticket.
II. After Departure
(aa) Partial Refund In the event a passenger discontinues his journey en route for any reason other than those specified in Rule 65 (TICKETS), the amount of refund shall be the difference between the fare paid and the fare for the transportation used less the "forfeiture amount" stated in the individual rule, where applicable.
(bb) Credit Towards Further Transportation In the event of cancellation or failure to use confirmed space as ticketed, the full amount of the fare paid may be applied as credit toward purchase of transportation at any other applicable fare calculated from the original point of origin, subject to all provisions of such fare; provided that such fare does not restrict the upgrade. In the event of an upgrade, the original nonrefundable amount shall remain nonrefundable.
C. Schedule Change
In the event, after ticket issuance, schedule changes are made by AA that
1. affect a passenger's departure and/or arrival by 2 or more hours;
2. result in the addition of an intermediate stop on the passenger's itinerary;
3. result in a substitution of equipment not acceptable to the passenger; or
4. if a cancellation or a change in either air or tour itinerary is initiated either by AA or it's tour operators which is unacceptable to the passenger, the passenger will have the option of canceling without penalty, or rerouting on different flights to/from the same or different destination. However, the passenger must pay any additional amounts resulting from the rerouting.

87)  HIGHER INTERMEDIATE POINT (Category 17)
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88)  TICKET ENDORSEMENTS (Category 18)
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89)  DISCOUNTS (Category 19)
Rule 200 (CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS FARES) is applicable to fares governed by this rule, unless otherwise prohibited by a an individual fare rule.
NOTE 1: Infant/children discounts apply, to the same extent as in respect of the fare, on any charge or surcharge, and on any cancellation or refund fee.
EXCEPTION: Infant/Children discounts will not apply to surcharges or fees as provided in Rule 17, 19, 63 or 64.
NOTE 2: In the event Rule 200 (CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' FARES) is not applicable to an individual fare rule, unless otherwise stated in the governing rule, the lowest applicable fare which would permit children and/or infant discount will apply.

TOUR CONDUCTOR DISCOUNTS (Category 20)
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AGENT DISCOUNTS (Category 21)
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ALL OTHER DISCOUNTS (Category 22)
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90)  MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS (Category 23)
Unless otherwise indicated, these fares may not be used for differential construction.

(Category 24)
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(Category 25)
Currently Not Available

91)  GROUPS (Category 26)
(Applicable for Transpacific/Transatlantic travel only) Unless otherwise specified for fares discounted for group travel, the following provisions will apply:

1.      Group Size

A.                      The minimum number of passengers required to qualify for transportation at these fares shall be stated in the individual rule, where applicable.

B.                       For the purpose of determining the number of passengers, two children, each paying the applicable children's discounted fare, shall be counted as one member of the group. Infants paying 10 percent of the fare shall not be considered in determining the number of passengers in the group.

2.      Travel Together
All members of the group must travel together on the same aircraft, except that when lack of seating accommodations or operating conditions prevent their doing so, members may be carried on preceding and/or succeeding flight on which space is available.

92)  TOURS (Category 27)
(Applicable for Transpacific/Transatlantic travel only)

1.      Fares used in conjunction with inclusive tours, must include land arrangements for the minimum stay period.

2.      Minimum Tour Price

A.  The minimum tour price for each passenger will not be less than the individual or group inclusive tour fare plus a dollar amount for the minimum stay period and a dollar amount for each day in excess of the minimum stay period, as specified under each rule where applicable.

B.  If the tour operator allows a discount on land arrangements for children and infants, the minimum selling price for children and infants may be reduced accordingly.

3.      Land arrangements must be published in appropriate tour folders and must include:

A.   Sleeping accommodations in hotels, motels, commercially operated pensions, immobile caravans/trailers, or public transportation which offer sleeping accommodations (sleeping accommodations must be for the total duration of the round or circle trip);

B.   At least one sightseeing or motor coach trip not including transfers between airports and hotels; and

C. Other facilities or attractions, such as car rentals or similar tourist services, for the total duration of the round or circle trip.

4.      Modification of approved itineraries will be permitted only when and to the extent modification of the itinerary of the entire inclusive tour group is necessitated by circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator. Any such modification to an approved air itinerary required before the departure of a group will be made only with the approval of the sponsoring member and AA. Modification to an approved itinerary due to lack of space on any given part of the original air itinerary will not be permitted. If circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator necessitate a substitution of facilities in the land arrangements, the tour operator may make such substitution but only in substantially the same geographical location as in the original itinerary.

93)  VISIT ANOTHER COUNTRY (Category 28)
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94)  DEPOSITS (Category 29)
CO-Terminals: BWI-WAS; FLL-MIA; OAK-SFO-SJC; LAX-ONT-BUR-LGB-SNA; and NYC-EWR.

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DATE: 11/20/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0005AA

APPLICATION OF TARIFF

 (A) GENERAL
(1) This tariff shall apply to carriage of passengers and baggage, and to all services incidental
thereto, performed by AA under local fares, rates and charges and by AA in conjunction with
other participating carriers under AA governed interline fares, rates and charges contained in
tariffs which make specific reference to this tariff for governing rules, regulations and conditions of carriage.
NOTE: For application of fares, rules, and charges as set forth in this tariff or any tariff to which reference is made by this governing tariff, any fare shall be deemed to be governed by AA when AA provides carriage as follows:
For transportation between tariff Area 1 and Areas 2/3, when AA provides transportation between the last point in Area 1 and the first point in Area 2 or 3 or vice versa;
For transportation between tariff subareas, when AA provides transportation between
the last point in one subarea and the first point in another subarea;
For transportation within a tariff subarea, when AA provides transportation from the
country of fare origin to the first point outside such country.
For transportation between Area 2 and Area 3 via Area 1, when AA provides
transportation between a point in the area of fare origin, by directionality of fare used,
and a point in Area 1.
Subareas as used herein shall apply as follows:
Area 1 subareas: North America, Central America (including Panama), South
America (excluding Panama), IATA Caribbean.
Area 2 subareas: IATA Europe, Africa, Middle East.
Area 3 subareas: Asia (excluding Southwest Pacific), Southwest Pacific.
(2) Where AA is specifically named in any rule contained herein such rule applies to local
carriage via AA in conjunction with other participating carriers named in such rule.
(3) Where participating carriers other than AA is specifically named in any rule contained herein
such rule applies only to carriage in conjunction with AA.
(4) Except as otherwise provided, charges or monetary amounts shown herein in dollars or
cents are stated in terms of lawful U.S. currency. Charges or monetary amounts are also stated in terms of lawful Canadian currency whenever so indicated directly in connection therewith.
(5) Except as otherwise provided below, fare rule provisions, local or joint fares, including
arbitraries contained in the On-line Tariff Database maintained by Airline Tariff Publishing Company, Agent on behalf of AA are considered to be part of this tariff.
EXCEPTION: For Fares Published by Rule, see page nos. AA-566, AA-1051 and AA-2717 of C.A.B.
No. 465, NTA(A) No. 273.

(B) CARRIER LIABILITY TO PASSENGERS - Referenced in Rule 55.

(C) GRATUITOUS CARRIAGE
With respect to gratuitous carriage, carrier reserves the right to exclude the application of all or any part of this tariff.

(D) CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Except as may be required by applicable laws, government regulations, orders and requirements, Carrier's rules, regulations and conditions of carriage are subject to change without notice; provided that, no such change shall apply to a contract of carriage after the carriage has commenced.

(E) EFFECTIVE RULES, FARES AND CHARGES
(1) All carriage of passengers and/or baggage shall be subject to the carrier's rules, regulations,
and tariffs in effect on the date of carriage covered by the flight coupon presented for travel.
(2) If, after a ticket has been issued and before any portion thereof has been used, an increase
in the fares or charges applicable to the transportation covered by the tickets becomes
effective, the full amount of such increase will be collected from, the passenger.
(a) Individual Travel
No increase will be collected in cases where the ticket has been issued prior to the effective
date of a tariff containing an increase in the applicable fare, effected through a change in fare
level, a change in conditions governing the fare, or a cancellation of the fare itself, provided:
(i) The originating flight coupon of the ticket was issued for a specific flight at the fare in effect on the date of ticket issuance (determined by the date of validation on the ticket).
(ii) That, subsequent to the effective dates of any increase in the applicable fare: (aa) The originating flight coupon is not changed voluntarily, including changes to class of service, except to add a discount applicable or delete a discount not applicable on the date of original ticket issue.
(bb) (Applicable between CA-US/PR/VI only) Flight coupons other than the originating flight coupon are not voluntarily changed to reflect a change in carrier/fare basis/origin/destination/stopover points from those originally shown on the ticket.
(iii) Fare increases for voluntary changes will be applicable as follows:
(aa) The originating flight coupon is changed voluntarily or an open one way
ticket is confirmed for a specific flight.
(bb) (Applicable between CA-US/PR/VI only) Origin/destination/stopover points are changed.
(cc) All flight coupons are subject to recalculation of fare from point of origin using fares in effect on the day on which the change is reflected on passenger travel documents and/or electronic ticket record.
Exception: (Applicable between CA-US/PR/VI only) For voluntary changes to other than the originating flight that involve changes in carrier or fare basis, only flight coupons being voluntarily changed are subject to collection of fare increases.
(iii) This provision shall apply only to the passenger to whom the ticket was originally issued.
(b) Group Travel
No increase in fares/charges will be collected in cases where a group organizer and AA have
entered into a contract for the transportation of a minimum number of passengers, as
specified below, to a common destination, prior to the effective date of a tariff containing an
increase in an applicable fare effected through a change in the fare level, a change in
conditions affecting the fare, or a cancellation of the fare itself, provided that:
(i) The contract shall be for a period not to exceed one year from the date of execution of said contract. This provision, however, may be extended to 18 months from date of execution of said contract providing that the fare at the date of the contract may be increased by not more than five percent of the
original fare as stated in the contract.
(ii) The contract is for the transportation of 20 or more passengers, at fares lawfully in effect at the time of execution of the contract.
(iii) A deposit, equal to 25 percent of the fares/charges in effect at the time the contract executed and applicable to the transportation specified, is received by AA.
(iv) No voluntary change is made to the itinerary as specified in the contract
subsequent to the effective date of any increase in the applicable fares/charges.
NOTE: For the purpose of this rule, the fare means any online fare published by AA in
the Transatlantic/Western Hemisphere fares section for which the groups are eligible by virtue of their travel dates in accordance with the provisions governing those fares.
(3) If after a ticket has been issued and before any portion thereof has been used, a decrease in
the fares and charges applicable to the transportation shown on the ticket becomes effective
or a new fare for which the passenger can qualify is added between the points shown on the
ticket, the amount of the difference in fares, less the applicable change fee, will be refunded
provided:
(a) There is no change in origin, destination, stopover point(s), flight(s), date(s) shown on the
original ticket or on any ticket issued in exchange for the original ticket or on any ticket issued in exchange for the original ticket, and
(b) Subsequent to the decrease in fares or charges or the addition of a new fare, all conditions
of the decreased or new fares or charges are met, including booking code and advance reservations and ticketing requirements, and
(c) For non-refundable fares, the passenger will receive the difference in fares, less the applicable change fee, in the form of a non-refundable travel voucher.
The travel voucher is valid for one year from the date of issue and may be used as payment
for air travel of issue and may be used as payment for air travel or travel related services on American Airlines only. The AA travel voucher, when partially used will have residual value. The endorsement box of any ticket issued in exchange for the AA travel voucher referred to above must contain nonrefundable amount (including taxes and surcharges) equal to the greater of the change fee applicable to the fare on the ticket or of the value of the AA travel voucher that was applied to the purchase of the ticket.
(d) When reduced fares are for sale for a limited period of time, American Airlines reserves the
right to decline to issue refunds or non-refundable vouchers for the difference in fares.
(e) These refund provisions do not apply to tickets that are issued for fares that do not permit
changes prior to departure.

(F) PERCENTAGE OF FARES OR CHARGES
When rules or provisions in this tariff, or tariffs governed hereby, provide for the application of fares and charges based upon percentages of other fares and charges, such proportionate fares and charges will be determined in accordance with the Percentage Conversion Table of this tariff.

(G) Reference to tariffs, pages, rules, items and notes are continuous and include revisions,
supplements thereto and reissues thereof.

(H) No employee of the carrier has the authority to alter, modify or waive any provision of the
contract of carriage or of this tariff unless authorized by a corporate officer of carrier.
AA appointed agents and representatives are only authorized to sell tickets for air
transportation pursuant to the approved fares, rules and regulations of AA, (Applicable for
transportation to/from points outside the U.S.A.) and on file with the D.O.T. This rule
supersedes any conflicting provisions contained in the contract of carriage.

(I) Overriding Law (Applicable only for transportation to, from, or via a point(s) outside the U.S.A.)
Insofar as any provision contained or referred to in the ticket or in this tariff may be contrary to mandatory law, government regulations, orders, or requirements, such provision shall remain applicable to the extent that it is not over-ridden thereby. The invalidity of any provision shall not affect any other part.

(J) MISFILED FARES
AA, as a policy, does not file nor intend to offer/file fares priced at zero (exclusive of any surcharge). Essentially, such fares do not make any economic sense. AA has introduced warning mechanisms to try to prevent such occurrences; however, occasionally fares such as these mistakenly get loaded into computer reservation systems that are not controlled by AA. Agents/customers should be aware that in these circumstances they are not allowed to ticket at these fares and AA will not honor fares of zero (exclusive of any surcharge). In the event
that a zero fare (exclusive of any surcharge) is ticketed inadvertently, AA will void such ticket and may choose to waive, in its sole discretion, certain rules or restrictions of existing published fares as a gesture of good will. 

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0015AA

ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE OF PASSENGERS AND BAGGAGE

Passengers and their baggage are subject to inspection with an electronic detector with or without the passenger's consent or knowledge.

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0018AA

SEATING OF BLIND/DEAF PASSENGERS

  1. Blind Passengers - Seating will be provided in accordance with the following:
    1. Nonsmoking. If possible, AA will provide a window seat in the first row of seats following the class/zone dividers/partitions in either cabin on all aircraft (See NOTE).
    2. Smoking. If possible, a window seat in the rearmost part of the cabin will be provided on all aircraft. (See NOTE).

      NOTE: Blind passengers will never be seated in a row with, forward of, or behind a window exit, or, on widebody aircraft, rows over a wing.

  2. Deaf Passengers - Deaf passengers will be provided seats in accordance with normal seating practices except that they will not be seated in a row with, forward of, or behind a window exit or in a row with an emergency door exit.
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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0020AA

CARRIAGE OF NONAMBULATORY PASSENGERS

Nonambulatory passengers, as defined in (A) below, will be accepted for transportation without an attendant, as long as provisions in paragraphs (B) and (C) below are met and maximums in paragraph (D) below are not exceeded.

EXCEPTION: (Applicable to transportation to/from Canada only) AA will accept a passenger's determination of his self-reliance with respect to air transportation as provided by AA. In compliance with such passenger determination, AA will afford no special or unusual on-board attention beyond that afforded to the general public, except such assistance in boarding and/or deplaning as may be required.

  1. Definitions: nonambulatory passenger; a person who is not able to board and deplane from an aircraft unassisted or who is not able to move about the aircraft unassisted.
  2. Conditions for Acceptance - Reservations
    Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance of travel, advising the carrier as to the nature of the handicap and assistance required. AA will make every reasonable effort to accommodate passengers who fail to make reservations 48 hours in advance but will not be obligated to do so.
  3. Other Conditions
    1. The nonambulatory passenger's physical size or condition must permit movement through the aisle at floor level.
    2. Carrier will refuse to accept a passenger who is unable to sit in a seat with seat belt fastened.
    3. Carrier will require that arrangements be made for the boarding, in-flight, and deplaning needs of the passenger. The in-flight needs of the passenger can be met if the passenger is able to move about in-flight without assistance or, if unable to progress without assistance, passenger agrees to being unable to visit lavatories. Boarding and deplaning needs can be arranged in one of the following ways:
      1. Minor assistance of AA personnel is provided. Such assistance will consist of helping the passenger walk up or down the ramp, or the use of an AA courtesy chair maneuvered up and down the passenger stand by AA personnel.
      2. Passenger arranges for assistance by other than AA personnel to board and deplane.
      3. AA, at the request and expense of the passenger, arranges for assistance in boarding and deplaning through an outside agency.
      4. If passenger plans to use a stretcher for boarding or deplaning, prior clearance must be obtained from AA.
  4. Maximum Acceptable Number of Nonambulatory Passengers
    The maximum number of nonambulatory passengers shown in the table below refers to accompanied and/or unaccompanied passengers the carrier will accept for transportation on any one flight. Carrier will make every effort to accommodate nonambulatory passengers in excess of the maximum numbers shown in the table but will not be obligated to do so.

    Aircraft Type No. Flight Attendants Maximum Number
    B-707
    -
    4
    B-727-023
    -
    3
    B-727-223
    -
    4
    DC-10
    5
    3
    DC-10
    6
    4
    DC-10
    7
    5
    DC-10
    8
    6
    B-747
    8
    10
    B-747
    10/12/14
    14

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DATE: 10/07/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0025AA

REFUSAL TO TRANSPORT - LIMITATIONS OF CARRIER

Carrier will refuse to transport, or will remove any passenger at any point for any of the following reasons:

  1. GOVERNMENT REQUEST OR REGULATIONS
    Whenever such action is necessary to comply with any government regulation, or to comply with any governmental request for emergency transportation in connection with the national defense, or whenever such action is necessary or advisable by reason of weather or other conditions beyond its control (including but without limitation, acts of God, force majeure, strikes, civil commotions, embargoes, wars, hostilities or disturbances) actual, threatened or reported.
  2. SEARCH OF PASSENGER OR PROPERTY
    When a passenger refuses to permit search of his person or property for explosives or a concealed, deadly or dangerous weapon or article.
  3. PROOF OF IDENTITY
    When a passenger refuses on request to produce positive identification.
  4. NOTE: Carrier shall have the right, but shall not be obligated, to require positive identification of persons purchasing tickets and/or presenting a ticket(s) for the purpose of boarding aircraft.

  5. ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES
    When a passenger is traveling across any international boundary if:
    1. the travel documents of such passenger are not in order;
    2. for any reason, such passenger's embarkation from, transit through, or entry into any country from, through, or to which such passenger desires transportation would be unlawful;
    3. such passenger fails or refuses to comply with the rules and regulations of the carrier.
  6. PASSENGER'S CONDUCT
    In the following categories refusal or removal of passengers may be necessary for the comfort and safety of themselves or other passengers:
    1. persons whose conduct is disorderly, abusive or violent;
    2. persons who are barefoot;
    3. persons who are unable to sit in the seat with the seatbelt fastened;
    4. persons who appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs;
    5. persons who have an obvious contagious disease;
    6. persons who have an offensive odor such as from a draining wound;
    7. Persons who are mentally deranged or mentally incapacitated. However, the carrier will accept escorted mental patients under the following conditions:
      1. The requesting medical authority furnishes assurance, in writing, that an escorted mental patient can be transported safely;
      2. Only one escorted mental patient will be permitted on a flight;
      3. Request for carriage is made at least 48 hours before scheduled departure;
      4. Acceptance is for online travel only;
      5. The escort assures that:
        1. The escorted passenger will be accompanied at all times.
        2. The escorted passenger does not possess or have access to articles that could be used as deadly or dangerous weapons.
        3. The escort has adequate restraining devices if needed.
    8. The transportation of escorted mental patients must be in compliance with the following specific procedures:
      1. Escorted mental patients will be boarded first and deplaned last. They will be seated in the rear-most available seats with the escort seated between the escorted passenger and the aisle. Escorted mental patients will not be seated in a row with, behind, or forward of a window exit, or in a row with or opposite of a door exit.
      2. Escorted mental patients will be restrained from moving about aloft or on the ground. The passenger will not be allowed to smoke and escort must ensure that all matches are removed from the passenger before boarding.
      3. No food, beverage or metal eating utensils will be provided the escorted passenger unless specifically authorized by the escort. Neither the escort nor the escorted passenger will be served, nor will they drink, alcoholic beverages while on board the aircraft.
    9. Persons who wear or have on or about their person concealed or unconcealed deadly or dangerous weapons; provided, however, that carrier will carry passengers who meet the qualifications and conditions established in F.A.R. 108.11.
    10. Manacled persons in custody of law enforcement personnel or persons who have resisted or may reasonably be believed to be capable of resisting escorts.
    11. Persons who would require an unusual amount or unreasonable type of assistance or medical treatment enroute, confirmed by carrier physician, unless accompanied by a ticketed passenger capable of giving necessary assistance. Carrier personnel are not permitted to give hypodermic injections.
    12. EXCEPTION: (Applicable to transportation to/from Canada only.) Carrier will accept passenger's judgment of self-reliance enroute with respect to the conditions set forth in this provision.

    13. Persons who have an illness that may become obnoxious aloft, which has been confirmed by an AA physician.
    14. Persons who have misrepresented a condition which becomes evident upon arrival at the airport, and the condition is unacceptable for passage.
  7. PASSENGER'S CONDUCT OR CONDITION
    Carrier will refuse to transport or will remove at any point any passenger whose mental or physical condition is such as to render him incapable of caring for himself without assistance or medical treatment enroute, unless:
    1. He is accompanied by a ticketed attendant who will be responsible for caring for him enroute; and
    2. With the care of such attendant he will not require unreasonable attention or assistance from carrier personnel;
    3. In the case of pregnant passengers, carrier will not transport a passenger expecting delivery within 7 days, unless it is provided a doctor's certificate, dated within 72 hours of departure that the passenger has been examined and found to be physically fit for transportation from (place) to (place) on (date) and that the estimated time for birth of the baby is (date);
    4. Infants aged 7 days or less.
    5. When requested, escort service will be provided for passengers, 2 years of age or older desiring this service. This includes but is not limited to passengers with Alzheimer and medical conditions affecting the mind.
  8. RECOURSE OF PASSENGER
    The sole recourse of any person so refused carriage or removed enroute for any reason specified in the foregoing paragraphs or in Rules 20 or 2l shall be recovery of the refund value of the unused portion of his ticket from the carrier so refusing or removing, as provided in Rule 90(D).
  9. CARRIAGE OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN
    General Provisions
    1. Accompanied. Children under 12 years of age are accepted for transportation when accompanied on the same flight and in the same compartment by a passenger at least 16 years of age.
    2. Unaccompanied. Children under 12 years of age not accompanied on the same flight and in the same compartment by a passenger 16 years of age or over are accepted for transportation only under the following conditions:

      Age of Child at Last Birthday Via all Classes of Service
      Under 5 years of age Not accepted under any conditions
      5, 6, 7 years of age
      (EXCEPTION: Only 7 years of age when travel is between the U.S. and New Zealand)
      Accepted only for online transportation including American Eagle but not including other AA marketed codeshare flights, and only when through service is provided without change of aircraft. The child must be brought to the airport of departure by a parent or responsible adult who remains with the child until enplaned and the aircraft has departed the gate and who must furnish carrier with satisfactory evidence that the child will be met by another parent or responsible adult upon deplaning at his destination, but not accepted if the flight on which the child holds a reservation is expected to terminate short of, or by-pass his destination.
      8 years of age or over Accepted for online transportation only, including American Eagle/American Connection but not including other AA marketed codeshare flights, provided space has been confirmed to the first point of stopover or to a point where the child is to be met by a parent or responsible adult upon deplaning.

    3. Fare. The fare applicable to the transportation of children will be determined in accordance with Rule 200 (CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' FARES).
    4. Responsibilities of Carrier. Carrier will assume no financial or guardianship responsibilities for unaccompanied children beyond those applicable to an adult passenger.
    5. Unaccompanied Minor Service Charge
      1. In addition to the fare in Rule 200, there will be a surcharge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 applicable to unaccompanied children 5 through 11 years of age for one-way escort service from point of origin to stopover or destination when the child's trip consists of an online, nonstop, direct or through (multi-stop, single plane) flight. In addition to the fare in Rule 200, there will be a surcharge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 applicable to unaccompanied children 8 through 11 years of age for one-way escort service from point of origin to stopover or destination when the child's trip consists of one or more online connecting flights. When requested, escort service will be provided for young adults 12 through 17 years of age. A surcharge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 for nonstop/direct and through/connecting flights will apply.
      2. If 2 or more children are traveling together, only one surcharge will be assessed.
      3. Children under 12 years of age will not be accepted for co-terminal connecting itineraries that require ground changes, i.e., LGW-LHR, JFK-LGA.
      4. AA will not accept or provide transportation for children under 12 years of age on any itinerary that includes the last online connecting flight.

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0035AA

PASSENGER EXPENSES ENROUTE

  1. MEALS, HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS, GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSIT TAXES
    Applicable to AA transatlantic/transpacific service for passengers who have purchased First Class, Business Class or full Economy Class tickets. Hotel expenses, charges for ground transportation service (except as provided in Rule 30), meals other than those served aloft, airport service charges and transit taxes are not included in passenger fares:
    1. AA will bear layover expenses when its services are used for intercontinental transportation, when the passenger is connecting to/from other international services and same-day connecting services involving AA are not scheduled or available. AA will only participate in proration of expenses when services are provided at airports designated by AA and at specifically designated hotels (including when AA is the receiving carrier). Hotel accommodations will only be provided when connecting time exceeds six hours and when arranged in advance of arrival at the transfer point.
    2. AA shall participate in the absorption of involuntary layover costs only as specified in the following chart:

      On Routings Between... And... Expenses Accepted at Cities Service by AA in...
      TC1 TC2/3 Europe (see Note 1)
      Central/South America TC2/3 The U.S.A. or Puerto Rico
      TC1 TC3 The North Pacific
      TC2 South Pacific The U.S.A.
      Note 1: Excluding Budapest and Bremen

  2. HOTEL RESERVATIONS CANCELLED
  3. ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY CARRIER CANCELLED

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0040AA

TAXES

Any tax or other charge imposed by government authority and collectable from a passenger will be in addition to the published fares and charges.

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DATE: 07/25/07 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0045AA

ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES - PASSPORTS, VISAS AND TOURIST CARDS

  1. COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS
    The passenger shall comply with all laws, regulations, orders, demands, or travel requirements of countries to be flown from, into, or over, and with all rules, regulations, and instructions of carrier. Carrier shall not be liable for any aid or information given by any agent or employee of carrier to any passenger in connection with obtaining necessary documents or complying with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements, or instructions, whether given orally, in writing, or otherwise, or for the consequences to any passenger resulting from his failure to obtain such documents or to comply with such laws, regulations, orders, demands, requirements, or instructions.
  2. PASSPORTS AND VISAS
    1. Each passenger desiring transportation across any international boundary will be responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents and for complying with all government travel requirements. The passenger must present all exit, entry and other documents required by the laws, and, unless applicable laws provide otherwise, shall indemnify the carrier for any loss, damage, or expense suffered or incurred by such carrier by reason of such passenger's failure to do so. Carrier is not liable to the passenger for loss or expense due to the passenger's failure to comply with this provision. Carrier reserves the right to refuse carriage to any passenger who has not complied with applicable laws, regulations, orders, demands, or requirements or whose documents are not complete. No carrier shall be liable for any aid or information given by any agent or employee of such carrier to any passenger in connection with obtaining such documents or complying with such laws, whether given orally or in writing or otherwise. In addition, carrier reserves the right to hold, photocopy or otherwise image reproduce a travel document presented by any passenger and accepted by the carrier as a condition of boarding.
    2. Subject to applicable laws and regulations, the passenger agrees to pay the applicable fare whenever carrier, on government order, is required to return a passenger to his point of origin or elsewhere due to the passenger's inadmissibility into or deportation from a country, whether of transit or of destination. The fare applicable will be the fare that would have been applicable had the original ticket designated the revised destination on the new ticket. Any difference between the fare so applicable and the fare paid by the passenger will be collected from or refunded to the passenger as the case may be. Carrier may apply to the payment of such fares any funds paid by the passenger to carrier for unused carriage, or any funds of the passenger in the possession of carrier. The fare collected for carriage to the point of refusal or deportation will not be refunded by the carrier, unless the law of such country requires that such fare be refunded.
    3. PASSENGER TRANSITING WITHOUT VISA (TRWOV) - SERVICE CHARGE
      A passenger transiting, without a visa, a point(s) within a country requiring a visa for lawful entry, will be assessed a Service Charge of USD 50.00/CAD 56.00 when AA is the carrier providing such passenger with transportation to such point(s). The Transit Without Visa Service Charge will only apply to interline passengers. The fee is waived for online passengers. NOTE: This Service Charge will be assessed either when AA issues/reissues the passenger's ticket or when passenger checks-in for flight.
    4. EXCEPTION: The transit without visa (TRWOV) fee of USD 50.00/CAD 56.00 one way is waived for travel between Japan and Brazil/Peru.

    1. PASSENGERS APPLYING FOR VISA APPLICATIONS-SERVICE CHARGE
      AA will assess a USD 25.00/CAD 28.00 fee for the application process of obtaining an Electronic Travel Authorization (Electronic Visa) for customers.
  3. CUSTOMS INSPECTION
    If required, the passenger must attend inspection of his baggage, checked or unchecked, by customs or other government officials. Carrier accepts no responsibility toward the passenger if the latter fails to observe this condition. If damage is caused to carrier because of the passenger's failure to observe this condition, the passenger shall indemnify carrier therefore. Carrier shall not be liable to the passenger for any aid, assistance, data, or other information provided to government agencies including, but not limited to, customs, which are involved in border controls of any country pertaining to passenger or passenger's travel.
  4. GOVERNMENT REGULATION
    No liability shall attach to carrier if carrier in good faith determines that what it understands to be applicable law, government regulation, demand, order or requirement, requires that it refuse and it does refuse to carry a passenger.

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DATE: 06/01/11 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0055AA

LIABILITY OF CARRIERS

  1. SUCCESSIVE CARRIERS
    Carriage to be performed under one ticket or under a ticket and any conjunction ticket issued in connection therewith by several successive carriers is regarded as a single operation.
  2. OTHER PERSONS
    Nothing herein shall be deemed to affect the rights and liability of the Carrier with regard to any claims brought by, on behalf of, or in respect of any person who has willfully caused damage which resulted in death, wounding, or other bodily injury of a passenger.
  3. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
    1. The carrier shall be liable under Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention or Montreal Convention, whichever may apply, for recoverable compensatory damages sustained in the case of death or bodily injury of a passenger, as provided in the following paragraphs:
      1. The carrier shall not be able to exclude or limit its liability for damages not exceeding 113,100 special drawing rights for each passenger.
      2. The carrier shall not be liable for damages to the extent that they exceed 113,100 special drawing rights for each passenger if the carrier proves that:
        1. such damage was not due to the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of the carrier or its servants or agents; or
        2. such damage was solely due to the negligence or other wrongful act or omission of a third party.
      3. The carrier reserves all other defenses and limitations available under the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply, to such claims including, but not limited to, the Exoneration Defense of Article 21 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 20 of the Montreal Convention, except that the carrier shall not invoke articles 20 and 22(2) of the Warsaw Convention in a manner inconsistent with paragraphs (1) and (2) hereof.
      4. With respect to third parties, the carrier reserves all rights of recourse against any other person, including, without limitation, rights of contribution and indemnity.
      5. The carrier agrees that, subject to applicable law, recoverable compensatory damages for such claims may be determined by reference to the laws of the country of the domicile or country of permanent residence of the passenger.
    2. In cases of bodily injury or death, the carrier shall make an advance payment where the carrier determines it is necessary to meet the immediate economic needs of, and hardship suffered by, a passenger as provided in the following paragraphs:
      1. Unless a dispute arises over the identity of the person to whom an advance payment shall be made, the carrier shall, without delay, make the advance payment to the passenger in an amount or amounts determined by the carrier in its sole discretion. In the event of death of a passenger, the amount of advance payment shall not be less than 16,000 special drawing rights, which shall be paid to a representative of the passenger's next of kin eligible to receive such advance payment as determined by the carrier in its sole discretion.
      2. The carrier shall make the advance payment as an advance against the carrier's liability under the Warsaw Convention, or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply. An advance payment shall not constitute recognition of liability. An advance payment shall be offset against, or deducted from the payment of, any settlement or judgment with respect to any claim for compensation on behalf of the passenger.
      3. The carrier, in making an advance payment, does not waive any rights, defenses, or limitations available under the Warsaw Convention, or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply, to any claim, nor shall acceptance of an advance payment constitute a release of any claim, whatsoever, by any person.
      4. The carrier, in making an advance payment, preserves its right to seek contribution or indemnity from any other person for such payment, which shall not be deemed to be a voluntary contribution or contractual payment on the part of the carrier.
      5. The carrier may recover an advance payment from any person where it is proven that the carrier is not liable for any damage sustained by the passenger, or where it is proven that the person was not entitled to receive the payment, or where and to the extent that it is proven that the person who received the advance payment caused, or contributed to, the damage.
    3. The carrier shall be liable for damage occasioned by delay in the carriage of passengers by air, as provided in the following paragraphs:
      1. The carrier shall not be liable if it proves that it and its servants and agents took all measures that could reasonably be required to avoid the damage, or that it was impossible for it or them to take such measures.
      2. Airport, air traffic control, security, and other facilities or personnel, whether public or private, not under the control and direction of the carrier are not servants or agents of the carrier, and the carrier is not liable to the extent the delay is caused by these kinds of facilities or personnel.
      3. Damages occasioned by delay are subject to the terms, limitations and defenses set forth in the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply. They include foreseeable compensatory damages sustained by a passenger and do not include mental injury damages.
      4. The carrier reserves all defenses and limitations available under the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply to claims for damage occasioned by delay, including, but not limited to, the Exoneration Defense of Article 21 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 20 of the Montreal Convention. Under the Montreal Convention, the liability of the carrier for damage caused by delay is limited to 4,694 SDR per passenger. The limits of liability shall not apply in cases described in Article 25 of the Warsaw Convention or Article 22 (5) of the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply.
    4. The carrier is liable for damages sustained in the case of destruction or loss of, damage to, or delay of checked and unchecked baggage, as provided in the following paragraphs:
      1. Except as provided below, the liability of the carrier is limited to 1,131 special drawing rights for each passenger in the case of destruction, loss, damage, or delay of baggage, whether checked or unchecked, under the Warsaw Convention or the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply. Unless the passenger proves otherwise:
        1. all baggage checked by a passenger shall be considered to be the property of the passenger;
        2. a particular piece of baggage, checked or unchecked, shall not be considered to be the property of more than one passenger; and
        3. unchecked baggage, including personal items, shall be considered to be the property of the passenger in possession of the baggage at the time of embarkation.
      2. If a passenger makes, at the time checked baggage is handed to the carrier, a special declaration of interest and has paid a supplementary sum, if applicable, the carrier will be liable for destruction, loss, damage, or delay of such checked baggage in an amount not exceeding the declared amount unless the carrier proves that the declared amount is greater than the passenger's actual interest in delivery at destination. The declared amount, and the carrier's liability, shall not exceed the total amount of declaration permissible under the carrier's regulations, inclusive of the limitation of paragraph d.(1) hereof. In the case of transportation under the Warsaw Convention, no supplementary sum shall apply unless the declared amount exceeds 19 special drawing rights per kilogram of the total recorded weight of the checked baggage at the time the baggage is handed to the carrier. Nevertheless, the carrier may impose charges for pieces of baggage in excess of any free allowance the carrier may provide.
      3. In the case of unchecked baggage, the carrier is liable only to the extent the damage resulted from its fault, or that of its servant or agents.
      4. The carrier is not liable for destruction, loss, damage, or delay of baggage not in the charge of the carrier, including baggage undergoing security inspections or measures not under the control and direction of the carrier.
      5. The carrier reserves all defenses and limitations available under the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply to such claims including, but not limited to, the defense of Article 20 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 19 of the Montreal Convention, and the exoneration defense of Article 21 of the Warsaw Convention and Article 20 of the Montreal Convention, except that the carrier shall not invoke Article 22(2) and (3) of the Warsaw Convention in a manner inconsistent with paragraph (1) hereof. The limits of liability shall not apply in cases described in Article 25 of the Warsaw Convention or Article 22 (5) of the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply.
    5. Under the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, whichever may apply, an action for damages must be brought within two years, and a complaint must be made to the carrier within seven calendar days in the case of damage to baggage, and 21 calendar days in the case of delay thereof.
    6. Carrier is not liable for any damage directly and solely arising out of its compliance with any laws, government regulations, orders, or requirements or from failure of passenger to comply with same, or out of any cause beyond carrier's control.
    7. Carrier is not liable for damage to a passenger's baggage caused by property contained in the passenger's baggage. Any passenger whose property caused damage to another passenger's baggage or to the property of carrier shall indemnify carrier for all losses and expenses incurred by carrier as a result thereof.
    8. Carrier may refuse to accept any articles that do not constitute baggage as such term is defined herein, but if delivered to and received by carrier, such articles shall be deemed to be within the baggage limit of liability, and shall be subject to the published rates and charges of carrier.
    9. Liability of carrier for damages shall be limited to occurrences on its own line, except in the case of checked baggage as to which the passenger also has a right of action against the first or last carrier.
      A carrier issuing a ticket or checking baggage for carriage over the lines of another carrier does so only as agent.
    10. Carrier shall not be liable in any event for any consequential or special damage arising from carriage subject to this tariff, whether or not carrier had knowledge that such damages might be incurred.
    11. Any exclusion or limitation of liability of carrier under this tariff or the ticket shall apply to agents, servants, or representatives of the carrier acting within the scope of their employment and also to any person whose aircraft is used by the carrier and its agents, servants or representatives acting within the scope of their employment.
    12. Carrier shall not be liable for any loss, damage or delay of any nature resulting from the transportation and/or delivery of checked baggage, to the extent that the destruction, loss or damage resulted from the inherent defect, quality or vice of the baggage, or in the case of delay, that the carrier, it's agents and servants took all measures that could reasonably be required to avoid the damage, or that it was impossible to take such measures. This exclusion is applicable whether the non-acceptable property is included in the passenger's checked baggage with or without the knowledge of the carrier.
    13. The owner of a pet shall be responsible for compliance with all governmental regulations and restrictions, including furnishing valid health and rabies vaccination certificates when required. Carrier will not be liable for loss or expense due to the passenger's failure to comply with this provision, and carrier will not be responsible if any pet is refused passage into or through any country, state or territory.
    14. AA/American Eagle/American Connection is not liable for any damage to sports items not presented in a hard sided case. If the outside of the hard-sided case does not have visible damage, AA/American Eagle/American Connection is not liable for any damage to the sports items in the case. Sports cases designed for specific items such as golf bags, boot bags, and bike cases are intended to carry only that sports item. Additional items not included in the item description must not be packed inside the sports case.
    15.  AA will not be liable for the loss, damage or delay in delivery of a passenger's cabin baggage except when the passenger stores such baggage in a carry-on baggage compartment in the forward section of aircraft, or the los, damage or delay in delivery is caused solely by AA's negligent handling of baggage, or as a consequence of damage to the aircraft.
    16. AA shall not be liable for normal wear and tear of baggage handling; minor cuts, scratches, dents or soil.
    17. AA shall not be liable for loss of, or damage to, articles which are strapped, fastened or otherwise secured to other baggage being checked and which are not independently tagged and/or packaged.  Such items include but are not restricted to sleeping bags, tents, luggage racks, luggage carriers, bungee cords and umbrellas.
    18.  AA shall not be liable for loss, or damage to articles due to the following:
      (A) Overpacked Bags
      (B) Manufacturer's defect
    19. AA may disallow any claim for loss or damage which contains misrepresentations, including false statements concerning whether or not the passenger has made previous claims with AA or other carriers and/or where the passenger fails to have the carriers's baggage claim declaration form notarized.  AA may also disallow claims when the passenger fails to provide proof of loss in the form of receipts of purchase.
  4. TIME LIMITATIONS ON CLAIMS AND ACTIONS
    1. Items missing from checked baggage must be reported to American before leaving the airport or within 24 hours of the receipt of the bag.
    2. No action shall lie in the case of damage to baggage unless the person entitled to delivery files an initial report with carrier prior to leaving the arrival airport, or at the latest, within seven (7) days from the date of receipt of baggage.
    3. Upon carrier's agreement to accept a damage claim, the damage acknowledgement form provided by the carrier, and the damaged property, must be presented to the carrier for repair within thirty (30) days from the date the damage acknowledgement form is furnished by the carrier to the passenger.
    4. No action shall lie against the carrier in the case of delay or loss of baggage unless the passenger entitled to delivery complains in writing to the carrier forthwith at the latest within 21 days from the date on which the baggage has been placed at the passenger's disposal (in the case of delay), or should have been placed at the passenger's disposal (in the case of loss).
    5. Legal action premised on or related to damage, delay or loss must be commenced within two (2) years of the date of the incident. If the initial report and, when applicable, written claim form, are not provided within the time limitations set forth above and legal action is not commenced within two (2) years of the date of the incident, then carrier disclaims any and all liability arising from or relating to such incident.
    6. Failure to report a claim for a delayed or damaged bag within the prescribed time limit releases the carrier from any liability, except in the case of fraud on the part of the carrier.
  5. OVERRIDING LAW
    Insofar as any provision contained or referred to in the ticket or in this tariff may be contrary to a law, government regulation, order or requirement which severally cannot be waived by agreement of the parties, such provisions shall remain applicable and be considered as part of the contract of carriage to the extent only that such provision is not contrary thereto. The invalidity of any provision shall not affect any other part.
  6. MODIFICATION AND WAIVER
    No agent, servant, or representative of carrier has authority to alter, modify, or waive any provisions of the contract of carriage of this tariff.
  7. GRATUITOUS TRANSPORTATION
    1. Gratuitous transportation by carrier of persons as hereinafter described shall be governed by all the provisions of this rule, except subparagraph (2) below and by all other applicable rules of this tariff.
      1. Transportation of persons injured in aircraft accidents on the lines of carrier and physicians and nurses attending such persons.
      2. Transportation of persons, the object of which is that of providing relief in general epidemics, pestilence or other calamitous visitation.
      3. Transportation of persons, which is required by and authorized pursuant to Part 223 of the Economic Regulations of the Department of Transportation of the United States of America.
      4. Transportation of persons which is subject to the Convention.
      5. Transportation of officers, employees and servants of carrier traveling in the course of their employment and in the furtherance of carrier's business.
    2. Except in respect of gratuitous transportation of persons described in paragraph (G) (l) above, carrier in furnishing gratuitous transportation shall not be liable (the provisions of Rule 55(B) and (C) to the contrary notwithstanding) under any circumstances whether of its own negligence or that of its officers, agents, representatives or employees, or otherwise, and the person using such free transportation on behalf of himself, his heirs, legal representative, defendants and other parties in interest, and their representatives, assignees, releases and agrees to indemnify carrier, its officers, agents, representatives and employees from all liability (including cost and expenses), for any and all delay, and for failure to complete passage, and from any and all loss or damage to the property of such person.

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DATE: 09/27/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0060AA

RESERVATIONS

  1. GENERAL
    A ticket will be valid only for flight(s) for which reservation(s) shall have been made, and only between the points named on the ticket or applicable flight coupons. A passenger holding an unused open-date ticket or portion thereof or exchange order for onward travel, or who wishes to change his ticketed reservations to another date, shall not be entitled to any preferential right with respect to the obtaining of reservations.
  2. CONDITIONS OF RESERVATIONS
    1. A reservation for space on a given flight is valid when the availability and allocation of such space is confirmed by a reservation agent of the carrier, and entered in the carrier's reservation system. Subject to payment or satisfactory credit arrangement, a validated ticket will be issued by the carrier indicating such confirmed space, provided passenger applies to carrier for such ticket at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of a flight within the Continental U.S. to which such reservation applies, or at least 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of a flight to or from a point outside the Continental U.S. to which such reservation applies. Such reservation for space is subject to cancellation by the carrier without notice if the passenger has not purchased (through direct payment or other satisfactory credit arrangement) a validated ticket indicating confirmed seat(s) at least sixty (60) minutes before scheduled departure of the flight or 30 minutes prior to departure time of a flight within the Continental U.S. or earlier, if a greater time limit is specified.
      EXCEPTION 1: If the passenger agrees to apply to the carrier or agent of the carrier for a validated ticket indicating such reserved space at a time earlier than the time limit specified above, such earlier time limit will be entered into the carrier's reservations system. The reservation for space of such passenger is subject to cancellation by the carrier without notice if the passenger has not applied to the carrier or agent of the carrier for a validated ticket specifying thereon the confirmed reserved space prior to the agreed time in advance of the scheduled departure of the flight to which such reservation applies.
      EXCEPTION 2: In the event of a termination of an interline traffic agreement between AA and another carrier, AA will honor any reservation for travel on AA made by such other carrier prior to termination provided AA issues the ticket if such ticket was not issued prior to termination.
    2. Unless prior authorization is received, American Airlines prohibits the practice of confirming reservations as follows:
      1. FRAUDULENT, FICTITIOUS AND ABUSIVE RESERVATIONS -
        These types of reservations are defined as any reservation made without having been requested by or on behalf of the named passenger. Additionally, creating reservations to hold or block seats for the purpose of obtaining lower fares, AAdvantage award inventory, or upgrades that may not otherwise be available or to circumvent any of American Airlines' fare rules or policies is prohibited.
      2. DUPLICATE AND IMPOSSIBLE/ILLOGICAL RESERVATIONS -
        A duplicate or impossible/illogical reservation includes, but is not limited to: reservations for the same passenger on flights traveling on or about the same date between one or more of the same or nearby origin and/or destination (such as JFKDFW and LGADFW or DFWLAX and DFWONT); or reservations with connections that depart before the arrival of the inbound flight.
    3. Overbooking
      Carrier may accept reservations of space for specific flights in excess of available space on board the aircraft. The number of excess reservations planned by the carrier for a particular flight is based upon the anticipated booking pattern for such flight. The determination of this pattern takes into consideration current conditions which may affect the expected utilization of space on the flight as well as historical factors such as the rate of late cancellations for the flight, failure of persons with confirmed reservations to show for the flight and the absence of any record for certain reservations in the carrier's inventory of the flight. In the event that the number of persons presenting themselves with confirmed reservations for carriage on a flight exceeds the number of seats available, those passengers with confirmed reservations who are not accommodated may be eligible to receive denied boarding compensation provided in Rule 87 (DENIED BOARDING COMPENSATION).
    4. Seat Allocation
      Carrier does not guarantee allocation of any particular space in the aircraft.
  3. CANCELLATION OF RESERVATIONS
    1. Carrier will cancel the reservation of any passenger whenever such action is necessary to comply with any governmental regulation, or to comply with any governmental request for emergency transportation in connection with the national defense, or whenever such action is necessary or advisable by reason of weather or other conditions beyond its control.
    2. The Transportation Security Agency's (TSA) Secure Flight Program requires that American collect the following additional information from passengers when making a reservation to fly within, into or out of the United States and reservations for point-to-point international flights operated by U.S. based airlines:
      1. Full Name (required), as it appears on government-issued I. D. approved for use when traveling
      2. Date of Birth (required)
      3. Gender (required)
      4. Redress Number (optional)
      American may cancel your reservation if the reservation does not include the required Secure Flight Passenger Data (full name, date of birth and gender) at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled departure. This cancellation policy applies to all American Airlines tickets, including tickets for our flights operated by our codeshare partners.
    3. Failure to Occupy Space
      If the passenger fails to occupy space which has been reserved for him on a flight of any carrier and such carrier fails to receive notice of the cancellation of such reservation prior to the departure of such flight, or if any carrier cancels the reservation of any passenger in accordance with paragraphs of this rule, such carrier will cancel all reservations held by such passenger on the flights of any carrier for continuing or return space, provided such carrier originally reserved the space.
    4. Carrier is not liable when it cancels the reservation of any passenger in accordance with this rule, but
      1. if such reservation was cancelled pursuant to paragraph (C)(1) of this rule, such carrier will take such action as is provided in Rule 80 (REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS).
      2. if such reservation was cancelled pursuant to other paragraphs of this rule, such carrier will refund in accordance with Rule 90-(E) (REFUNDS - VOLUNTARY).
    5. (Applicable to reservations made in the Western Hemisphere, except in the US/Canada, by authorized travel agents.) Carrier will assess a fee of USD 25.00 for any unticketed reservation not cancelled prior to departure.
  4. TIME LIMIT FOR TICKET ISSUANCE/PAYMENT
    Passenger must apply for a validated ticket at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight within the Continental U.S. to which reservations apply, or at least 60 minutes prior to the departure time of a flight to/from a point outside the Continental U.S.
  5. COMMUNICATION CHARGES
    The passenger will be charged for any communication expense paid or incurred by carrier for telephone, telegraph, radio, or cable arising from a special request of the passenger concerning a reservation.
  6. CHECK-IN TIME LIMITS
    AA recommends, for flights within the United States, a 90 minute advance check-in time for passengers checking baggage, and a 60 minute check-in time for passengers traveling with hand-carried baggage only. AA recommends, for all passengers departing from the state of Hawaii, a 180 minute check-in time. AA will cancel the reservations of any passenger who fails to present himself for check-in at the boarding pass lifting point with the appropriate boarding pass at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled or revised-posted departure time of a U.S. domestic flight, and 30 minutes for a departure to or from an international destination, notwithstanding that such passenger may have checked-in for the same flight at another location designated for such purpose. AA will cancel the reservation and seat assignment of any passenger who is not on board and in the assigned seat of the aircraft of a U.S. domestic flight for which he holds a boarding pass at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled or revised-posted departure time.
    NOTE 1: For the purpose of this rule, the boarding pass lifting point is at the point which the passenger's boarding pass is lifted and retained by the carrier.
    NOTE 2: Passengers must arrive at the airport sufficiently in advance of a flight departure time to permit completion of government formality and departure procedures. Departures will not be delayed for passengers who are either improperly documented, or are not ready to travel at time of scheduled departure. Carrier is not liable to the passenger for loss or expense due to passenger's failure to comply with this provision.

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0061AA

CAPACITY LIMITATIONS

  1. A reservation for space on a given flight is valid only when the availability and allocation of that space is confirmed at such fares by a reservation agent of the carrier.
  2. Carrier may limit the number of passengers carried on any one flight at fares governed by this rule and fares will not necessarily be available on all flights. The number of seats which the carrier shall make available on a given flight will be determined by carrier's best judgment as to the anticipated total passenger load on each flight.

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DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0062AA

GROUP CONDITIONAL RESERVATIONS

  1. GENERAL
    Upon receiving a request from a "group organizer", the carrier at its option may offer conditional reservations for groups when accompanied by a written statement to that effect.
  2. DEFINITIONS
    For the purpose of this rule:
    1. "Group" means 10 or more passengers traveling to the same destination.
    2. "Group Organizer" means the person responsible for the travel arrangements of the group.
  3. RESERVATIONS
    The carrier will limit the number of conditional reservations accepted on any flight and such reservations will not necessarily be available on all flights.
  4. DEPOSITS
    1. At the carrier's discretion, the group organizer will be required to pay the carrier a deposit equal to ten (10) percent of the fares applicable to the total number of seats for which conditional reservations have been accepted.
    2. Failure to submit the deposit, upon request, will result in the cancellation of all conditional reservations.
    3. Upon receipt of the deposit by the carrier, the conditional reservations will be converted to confirmed reserved space.
  5. CANCELLATION FEES
    If more than twenty (20) percent of the seats held at the time the deposit is received by the carrier are subsequently cancelled (or unused), the group organizer will be assessed the following fee for each seat cancelled (or unused):
    1. 121 or more days prior to the date of departure: One (1) percent.
    2. 120 days through 31 days prior to the date of departure: Ten (10) percent.
    3. 30 days through the date of departure: Twenty (20) percent.

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  • DATE: 12/08/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0065AA

    TICKETS

    1. GENERAL

     

    A.    General

    1.      A ticket will not be issued and in any case carrier will not be obligated to carry until the passenger has paid the applicable fare or has complied with credit arrangements established by carrier.

    2.      No person shall be entitled to transportation except upon presentation of a valid ticket. Such ticket shall entitle the passenger to transportation only between points of origin and destination and via the routing designated thereon.

    3.      Flight coupons will be honored only in the order in which they are issued, and only if all unused flight coupons and passenger coupons are presented together.

    a.       Fares apply for travel only between the points for which they are published. Tickets may not be purchased at a fare(s) published from an initial departure point on the Ticket which is before the Passengers actual point of origin of travel, or to a more distant point(s) than the Passengers actual destination being traveled even when the purchase and use of such Tickets would produce a lower fare. This practice is known as Hidden Cities Ticketing or Point Beyond Ticketing, and is Prohibited by AA.

    b.      The purchase and use of round-trip Tickets for the purpose of one-way travel only, commonly referred to as Throwaway Ticketing, is prohibited by AA.

    c.       The use of Flight Coupons from two or more different Tickets issued at roundtrip fares for the purpose of Circumventing applicable tariff rules (such as advance Purchase/minimum stay requirements), commonly referred To as Back-to-Back Ticketing is prohibited by AA.

    d.      Where a Ticket is purchased and used in violation of the Contract of Carriage or any fare Rule (including Hidden Cities Ticketing, Point Beyond Ticketing, Throwaway Ticketing, or Back-to-Back Ticketing), AA has the right In its sole discretion to take all actions permitted by law, including but not limited to, the following:

    1.                                                                           i.      Invalidate the Ticket(s)

    2.                                                                         ii.      Cancel any remaining portion of the Passengers itinerary;

    3.                                                                       iii.      Confiscate any unused Flight Coupons;

    4.                                                                       iv.      Refuse to board the Passenger and to carry the Passengers baggage, unless the difference between the fare paid and the fare for the transportation used is collected prior to boarding.

    4.      A ticket which has not been validated, or which has been altered, mutilated or improperly issued, shall not be valid.

    5.      Tickets are not transferable but carrier is not liable to the owner of a ticket for honoring or refunding such ticket when presented by another person.

    6.      Tickets may be purchased on credit, installment, or time payment plans lawfully in effect.

    7.      An electronic ticket (E-Ticket/ET) is the record of agreement maintained and processed within the carrier's electronic reservation system. A written receipt is provided to the purchaser of the electronic ticket which contains a reference for retrieving the record within the carrier's reservation system and summary of the ticket information.

    8.      The carrier may mandate the issuance of an electronic ticket (ET), regardless of market, carrier, form of payment, and customer type (including AAdvantage and participating carrier frequent flyer members.

    B.     VALIDITY FOR CARRIAGE

    1.      General
    When validated, the ticket is good for carriage from the airport at the place of departure to the airport at the place of destination via the route shown therein and for the applicable class of service and is valid for the period of time specified or referred to in paragraph (2) below. Each flight coupon will be accepted for carriage on the date and flight for which accommodation has been reserved. When flight coupons are issued on an "open date" basis, accommodations will be reserved upon application, subject to the availability of space. The place and date of issue are set forth on the flight coupons.

    2.      Period of Validity
    The period of validity for transportation will be one year from the date on which transportation commences at the point of origin designated on the original ticket, or if no portion of the ticket is used, from the date of issuance of the original ticket.

    a.       Normal fare tickets. The above period of validity applies, however a ticket for a normal fare trip which limits the carriage to specific periods of the day, week, month or year, is good for carriage only during the period to which the fare applies.

    b.      Excursion or Special fare tickets - If the ticket is for an excursion or special fare having a shorter period of validity than indicated above, such shorter period of validity applies only in respect to such excursion or special fare transportation.

    3.      "Open Exchange Order"/Miscellaneous Charges Order
    An exchange order or miscellaneous charges order issued without definite date of passage must be presented for a ticket within one year from the date of issue; otherwise it will not be honored for a ticket.

    4.      Expired Ticket
    An expired ticket or exchange order will be accepted for refund in accordance with Rule 90(E), (REFUNDS - VOLUNTARY).

    5.      Computation of Validity
    When determining ticket validity, return limits and all other calendar periods specified herein, the first day to be counted shall be the day following that upon which the ticket is issued or the transportation commenced.

    6.      Expiration of Validity
    Tickets expire at midnight on the date of expiration of ticket validity.

    C.     EXTENSION OF TICKET VALIDITY

    1.      Carrier's Operations
    If the passenger is prevented from using the ticket, or a portion thereof, on the last day of the applicable period due to flight cancellation, the ticket shall remain valid until space can be provided on a schedule comparable to that on which the passenger requested space.

    2.      Lack of Space
    If the passenger is prevented from using the ticket, or a portion thereof, on the last day of the applicable period specified in this rule by lack of space, the ticket shall remain valid until space can be provided on a schedule comparable to that on which the passenger requested space.

    D.    EXTENSION OF TICKET VALIDITY AND WAIVER OF MINIMUM/MAXIMUM STAY PROVISIONS

    1.      Extension of Validity
    If the passenger is unable to commence or continue his/her travel due to death of a member of his/her immediate family (traveling or not) or of an associate with whom he/she is traveling or of the associates immediate family member, AA will extend the period of validity beyond the original limit not to exceed 30 days. The death must be certified in writing with either a copy of the death certificate or by a physician, specifying that the passenger is prevented from completing his/her journey prior to the expiration of the original time limit because of such circumstances.
    NOTE : Immediate family member, as used herein, means spouse, domestic partner, children, adopted children, parents, brothers, sisters, mothers-in-law, fathers-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents, stepparents, stepsisters, stepbrothers, half sisters and half brothers.

    2.      Military Passengers
    Military personnel, who are activated for duty and are holding tickets for travel during the date for which they must report for active duty, will be allowed to refund or to make changes to nonrefundable fare tickets and the change fee will be waived. The passenger must submit to AA a copy of their military orders to qualify for this waiver, all other rules of the ticketed fare, such as day/time restrictions, minimum/maximum stay, blackout dates, flight specific restrictions, etc., will apply. Upon request, if the passenger is unable to travel, AA will refund in the form of a nonrefundable voucher valid for transportation on AA only or refund to the original form of payment.
    NOTE: These waivers will also apply to the immediate family members as defined in Rule 5 or persons traveling with the military passenger, and immediate family members holding valid tickets traveling to visit military personnel who are activated for duty. Refunds will be in the form of a nonrefundable travel voucher valid for future travel on AA. Presentation of a copy of the military orders is required.

    3.      Waiver of Special Fare Restrictions

    A.    When a passenger traveling at an excursion or special fare is prevented from traveling in accordance with the terms of the applicable tariff due to the death of a member of his/her immediate family or of an associate with whom he/she is traveling or of the associates immediate family member, the passenger will be permitted to travel according to the provisions below.

                                                                             I.            When Transportation has not Commenced from Point of Origin

    a.       (aa)When traveling at a fare requiring travel as part of a group, the passenger will be permitted to travel with a subsequent group traveling on the same type of fare (governed by the same governing rule as the fare on which the passenger was originally ticketed), without regard to any minimum reservations or ticketing limit, but will not be permitted to commence travel individually unless in accordance with the applicable tariff. AA will waive, in accordance with (D)(l) above, penalty/restrictions affixed to a special fare ticket.

    b.      (bb)When traveling at a fare that permits individual travel, the passenger will be permitted to commence travel on a subsequent flight without regard to any penalty/restrictions affixed to a special fare ticket. AA will waive, in accordance with (D)(1) above, minimum or maximum stay provisions affixed to a special fare ticket.
    NOTE: Travel will not be permitted on a day or at a time when the fare is not applicable for travel nor will travel be permitted to commence at a fare that has expired. When necessary the appropriate difference in fare will be collected from or refunded to the passenger.

                                                                          II.            When Transportation has Commenced from Point of Origin
    The passenger will be permitted to return to the final destination on an earlier or later flight, as necessary, without regard to group travel requirements or any minimum reservations or ticketing limit. AA will waive the penalty/restriction affixed to a special fare ticket.

    B.     Travel permitted in accordance with the provisions in paragraph (A) above is also subject to the following provisions:

                                                                 I.      The passenger will be accommodated only in the same cabin and booking code (inventory) as originally ticketed.

                                                              II.      If the circumstances require the passenger to stop over at an intermediate point named on the routing applicable to the fare paid by the passenger, one stopover will be permitted at no additional cost.

                                                           III.      If the death certificate is not available at the time the passenger is to travel, or, if AA has reason to doubt the validity of such certificate, the passenger will be accommodated only upon payment of the fare applicable to transportation actually used and a request for refund may be filed with AA. Upon receipt of the claim form and all supporting documents and after determining the validity of the claim, AA will refund to the passenger the difference between the total fare paid by the passenger and the amount the passenger would have paid under the provisions of this rule.

                                                           IV.      Any extension of validity or restrictions waived also apply to members of the immediate travel party who accompany the passenger.

                                                              V.      Prior to or after departure
    In an emergency situation involving death of a traveling companion or family member, AA will waive the appropriate reservation/ticketing requirement applicable to the fare being used.

    E.     COUPON SEQUENCE AND PRODUCTION OF THE TICKET
    Flight coupons must be used in sequence from the place of departure as shown on the passenger coupon. The passenger throughout his journey must retain the passenger coupon and all flight coupons of the ticket not previously surrendered to carrier. He must, when required, produce the ticket and surrender any applicable portion to carrier.

    F.      ABSENCE, LOSS, OR IRREGULARITIES OF TICKET

    1.      Carrier is not obligated to accept a ticket if any part of it is mutilated or if it has been altered by other than carrier or if it is presented without the passenger coupon and all unused flight coupons.

    2.      Carrier will refuse carriage to any person not in possession of a valid ticket. In case of loss or nonpresentation of the ticket or the applicable portion thereof, carriage will not be furnished for that part of the trip covered by such ticket or portion thereof until the passenger purchases another ticket at the current applicable fare for the carriage to be performed.

    3.      Notwithstanding the foregoing, carrier will issue at the passenger's request a new ticket to replace the lost one upon receipt of proof of loss satisfactory to carrier, and if the circumstances of the case in carrier's opinion warrant such action; provided that the passenger agrees, in such form as may be prescribed by carrier, to indemnify carrier for any loss or damage that carrier may sustain by reason thereof.

    G.    NONTRANSFERABILITY
    A ticket is not transferable, but carrier shall not be liable to the person entitled to be transported or to the person entitled to receive such refund for honoring or refunding such ticket when presented by someone other than the person entitled to be transported thereunder or to a refund in connection therewith. If a ticket is in fact used by any person other than the person to whom it was issued, carrier will not be liable for the destruction, damage, or delay of such unauthorized person's baggage or other personal property or the death or injury of such unauthorized persons arising from or in connection with such unauthorized use.

    H.    ISSUANCE OF TICKET STOCK

    1.      The carrier will issue to a person a stock of tickets and validating stamp for the purpose of issuing tickets for transportation, subject to:

    A.    reasonable credit requirements; and

    B.     entering into a written agreement authorizing the issuance of tickets and providing for accounting, reservations, and ticketing procedures and provisions protecting the carrier from loss or misuse of the tickets.

    2.      Carrier will arrange for the issuance of a ticketing machine to a person for the purpose of issuing tickets for transportation, subject to:

    A.    reasonable credit requirements; and

    B.     entering into a written agreement providing for accounting, reservation and ticket procedures and provisions protecting the carrier from loss or misuse of the tickets. The carrier will make no charge for the ticket machine or related communication services. The ticketing machine and related communication services will be provided by an independent company, which is not an agent or servant of the carrier, and at the person's expense.
    NOTE: For the purpose of this rule, "person" means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, or body politic and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof.

    I.       TELETICKET
    Tickets may be transmitted by mechanical means (such as teletype) provided such transmission is in accordance with the ticketing time limit specified in the rule governing the applicable fare.

    J.       TELEMAIL
    Arrangements may be made for the carrier to mail tickets to the passenger either at the time reservations are made or subsequent to making the reservations, provided that there is sufficient time for the carrier to issue and validate tickets in accordance with the ticketing time limit specified in the rule governing the applicable fare. The mutually agreed upon ticket issue date established when payment is made by credit card, or the ticket invoice date established when payment is made by check, will constitute ticket purchase and issuance for the purpose of this rule.

    K.    PREPAID TICKET ADVICE

    1.      Unless otherwise provided, payment for a Prepaid Ticket Advice (PTA) will constitute issuance of a ticket.
    NOTE: For fares requiring special reservations and ticketing requirements, the PTA will constitute ticketing provided it is issued within tariff deadlines and reservation requirements are met and shown in the PTA. Any cancellation, refund or rerouting will result in penalties against the PTA in the same manner as though a ticket were issued. An open PTA will not constitute ticketing for any special fare requirements.

    2.      AA will impose a service charge as indicated below for each Prepaid Ticket Advice (PTA) issued by AA. This service charge is not subject to any discount and cannot be refunded.
    EXCEPTION: The prepaid ticket advice service charge will not apply for:

                                                                 I.      U.S. Federal Government Contract fares when payments made by GTR Form 1169 or Master card beginning with 5568/Visa card beginning with 4486/4716 for prepayment made by the Federal Government for official Government business.

                                                              II.      Passengers traveling on state of Washington contract fares paid by the state of Washington for official state business.

                                                           III.      Passengers traveling on military, military spouse or military dependent fares.

    A.    (Applicable to sales in Area 1 except Central America, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama and South America) Carrier will impose a service charge of USD 100.00 (CAD 112.00 for sales in Canada) for each prepaid ticket advice issued.
    EXCEPTION: (Applicable to KIN/MBJ point of sale) The prepaid service charge for travel to the U.S. will be USD 25.00.

    B.     (Applicable to sales in Central America/The Caribbean (except Bermuda, Jamaica, Barbados, Mexico, Panama, South America) carrier will impose a service charge of USD 40.00 for each prepaid ticket advice issued.

    C.     (Applicable to sales in Jamaica) the prepaid service charge will be USD 25.00.

    D.    (Applicable to Barbados point of sale) the prepaid service charge will be USD 25.00.

    E.     For the countries listed in the chart below, the carrier will impose a service charge in the local selling currency as shown for each prepaid ticket advice sale issued by the carrier in that country.
    NOTE: Sales in countries in Area 2/3 not listed below will not be subject to any prepaid ticket advice service charge. For sales made in countries in Europe not listed below the prepaid ticket advice service charge will be USD 40.00.


    Country

    Service Charge

    Australia

    AUD 34

    Austria

    EUR 30.00

    Belgium

    EUR 30.00

    Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo

    XAF 13300

    Botswana

    BWP 69

    Cyprus

    CYP 12

    Denmark

    DKK 155

    Egypt

    EGP 85

    Fiji

    FJD 35

    Finland

    EUR 30.00

    France

    EUR 30.00

    French Polynesia

    XPF 2500

    Germany

    EUR 30.00

    Gibraltar

    GIP 16

    Greece

    EUR 30.00

    Hong Kong

    HKD 280

    India

    INR 1700

    Iran, Islamic Republic of

    IRR 44200

    Ireland

    EUR 30.00

    Israel

    USD 25

    Italy

    EUR 30.00

    Japan

    JPY 4500

    Kenya

    USD 25

    Kuwait

    KWD 8

    Lebanon

    LBP 42000

    Lesotho

    LSL 90

    Libya

    LYD 8

    Luxembourg

    EUR 30.00

    Mauritania

    MRO 3070

    Netherlands

    EUR 30.00

    New Caledonia

    XPF 2500

    New Zealand and Cook Islands

    NZD 42

    Nigeria

    USD 25

    Norway

    NOK 175

    Pakistan

    PKR 760

    Philippines

    USD 35

    Poland

    USD 25

    Portugal

    EUR 30.00

    Saudi Arabia

    SAR 95

    Slovenia

    USD 25

    Spain

    EUR 30.00

    South Africa

    ZAR 90

    South West Africa (Namibia)

    NAD 90

    Swaziland

    SZL 90

    Sweden

    SEK 100

    Switzerland

    CHF 50

    Tanzania

    USD 25

    United Kingdom

    GBP 20.00

    Yemen

    YER 300

    Yugoslavia

    USD 25.00

    Zimbabwe

    ZWD 202

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    DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0070AA

    EXTENSION OF CREDIT

    AA will offer the following to its customers for the purchase of passenger transportation to/from Canada via AA or via AA jointly with other carrier(s).

    CREDIT CARDS

      (1) American Express Credit Card
      The American Express Card (collectively "Cards" and individually "Card") will be honored by AA for the purchase of air transportation, including excess baggage charges and for other services in connection with air transportation as agreed between AA and American Express upon presentation of the Card and the signing by the person to whom such Card has been issued ("Cardmember") of a Charge Form for the value of the transportation, including excess baggage charges or for other services. AA will collect the amount of the air transportation by presenting the Charge Form to American Express promptly in accordance with the agreement between AA and American Express. AA will pay American Express a fee for its services. American Express will bill and collect from the Cardmember in accordance with the terms of the contract(s) between American Express and the Cardmember.

      Visa and Other Cards Issued by Banks and Companies Affiliated with the Visa System
      The VISA card and credit cards issued by banks or companies affiliated with the VISA System will be honored by AA for the purchase of air transportation, (including tour packaged by AA or one of its authorized tour producers and sold by AA or its duly appointed travel agents or general sales agents), and excess baggage charges. AA will collect the amount shown on the receipt minus a fee for collection service(s) from the bank or company issuing the card through the intermediary of Chemical Bank, Lake Success, New York. The bank or company issuing the card will bill and collect from the cardholder in accordance with the terms of its contract with the cardholder. The total amount shown on the AA form, sales slip or voucher shall not exceed CAD 500.00 unless VISA card, its affiliates or Chemical Bank shall have authorized a larger amount in advance.

      The Mastercharge Card and Other Cards Issued by Banks and Companies Affiliated with the Interbank System
      The Mastercharge Card and credit cards issued by banks or companies affiliated with the Interbank System will be honored by AA for purchase of air transportation, including excess baggage charges upon the presentation of such card and the signing of a receipt for the value of the ticket. AA will collect the amount shown on the receipt minus a fee for collection service(s) from the bank or company issuing the card through the intermediary of EUROCARD, FRANCE. The bank or company issuing the card, will bill and collect from the cardholder in accordance with the terms of its contract with the cardholder.

    Universal Air Travel Plan
    Under the Plan, any such carrier that is a "Contractor" thereunder may, upon receipt of a deposit of Canadian $425.00 (or, at the option of the "Contractor," its equivalent in another currency) enter into a standard form contract with individual corporations and other business entities (referred to in the Universal Air Travel Plan as "Subscribers") providing for the issuance of Air Travel Cards. Subject to the restrictions contained in the Plan, Air Travel Cards will be issued to persons designated by the "Subscriber" and will be honored by all participating carriers which are parties to the Plan for the purchase of air transportation, including excess baggage and related charges, on credit. At least once each month, the "Contractor," will bill the "Subscriber" for all air transportation purchased against Air Travel Cards issued under the Subscriber's contract. Such bills are payable ten days after receipt. Complete details of the Plan and a complete list of the carriers that are parties to the Plan, including a designation of those that are "Contractor" carriers, are set forth in the Universal Air Travel Plan Manual on file with the Air Transport Committee.

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    DATE: 08/02/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0075AA

    CURRENCY OF PAYMENT

    Except as otherwise provided below, fares and charges are payable in any currency acceptable to AA. When payment is made in a currency other than the currency in which the fare is published, such payment will be made at the rate of exchange established for such purpose by AA, the current statement of which is available for inspection by the passenger at AA's office where the ticket is purchased. The provisions of this paragraph are subject to applicable exchange laws and government regulations.

    Payment of fares for travel originating in the U.S. shall be in U.S. currency.

    Payment of fares for travel originating in Canada shall be in Canadian currency.

    Payment of fares for travel originating at a point outside the U.S. and destined to a point in the U.S. shall be in the currency of the country of origin, except as provided in (D) below.

    Payment of fares for travel originating at a point outside the U.S. or Canada destined to a point in the U.S. or Canada may also be made in the U.S. or Canada in dollars when the fare in the currency of the country of origin is converted to dollars at the local Banker's Buying Rate of Exchange.

    In case of cancellation or rerouting which results in a partial refund of the original fare, the value of the unused portion of the ticket shall be calculated in the currency of the country of transportation origination. Such amount may be refunded in the currency of the country of transportation origination or may be converted into the currency of the country of refund or reissuance at the local Bankers' Buying Rate in effect at the time refund takes place.
    NOTE: (Applicable only between points in the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom.) AA will pay the refund in the same form (i.e., cash, check, credit card, etc.) that was used in purchasing the original transportation document. AA, in making the refund, will observe any refund restriction that may be published in the applicable rules governing the original transportation document. Further, AA will observe any government or carrier restriction imposed on the conversion and refund of currencies outside the country whose currency was originally collected.

    Where an additional collection is to be made as a result of the rerouting, the additional amount may be collected in the currency of the country of transportation originating or may be converted into the currency of the country in which the rerouting takes place at the local bankers buying rate in effect at the time of rerouting. *Such amount shall not be greater than the fare published in the currency of country of transportation origination for the transportation actually used and/or to be used.

    "Bankers' Buying Rate" means the rate at which, for the purpose of the transfer of funds through banking channels (i.e., other than transactions in bank notes, travelers checks, and similar banking instruments), a bank will purchase a given amount of foreign currency in exchange for one unit (or units) of the national currency of the country in which the exchange transaction takes place.
    EXCEPTIONS:

      In the U.S.A., the Bankers' Buying Rate means the rate published each Tuesday in the Wall Street Journal under the heading of "Selling prices for bank transfers in the U.S. for payment abroad." This rate will be applicable from Wednesday of each week up to and including the Tuesday of the following week.

      In the case of Belgium, France, and Italy where two rates (Commercial and Financial) are shown, the Commercial rate shall be used.

      When a national holiday falls on Monday, foreign exchange rates do not appear in the Tuesday edition of the Wall Street Journal. In such exceptional cases the previous week's rates are used through Wednesday instead of Tuesday, and the Wednesday edition of the Wall Street Journal will be used for the period Thursday through Tuesday.

      In Canada the Bankers' Buying Rate means the rate published each Saturday in the Toronto Globe & Mail under the heading Foreign Exchange - Mid Market Rate in Canadian Funds. This Rate will be applicable from Monday of the following week up to and including the Sunday following after. When exceptional circumstances prevent the publication of exchange rates in the Saturday edition of the Toronto Globe & Mail the currently applicable exchange rates will remain effective until 2 days after superseding exchange rates are published. Such superseding rates will be effective through the first Sunday following their publication date.

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    DATE: 02/25/11 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0080AA

    REVISED ROUTINGS, FAILURE TO CARRY AND MISSED CONNECTIONS

    DEFINITIONS For the purpose of this rule, the following terms have the meaning indicated below.

      Change of routing means changes to cities specified on the ticket.

      Comparable air transportation means transportation provided by air carriers or foreign air carriers holding certificates of public convenience and necessity or foreign permits issued by the Department of Transportation.

      Connecting point means a point to which a passenger holds or held confirmed space on a flight of one carrier and out of which the passenger holds or held confirmed space on a flight of the same or another carrier. All airports through which a city is served by any carrier shall be deemed to be a single connecting point when the receiving carrier has confirmed reservations to the delivering carrier.

      Delivering carrier means a carrier on whose flight a passenger holds or held confirmed space to a connecting point.

      Misconnection occurs at a connecting point when a passenger holding confirmed space on an original receiving carrier is unable to use such confirmed space because the delivering carrier was unable to deliver him to the connecting point in time to connect with such receiving carrier's flight.
      NOTE: The same rules regarding delivering and receiving carriers responsibility apply at the subsequent point(s) of misconnection as would apply at the point of original misconnection.

      New receiving carrier(s) means a carrier or combination of connecting carriers, other than the original receiving carrier(s), operating between the point of misconnection and the destination or next point of stopover or connecting point shown on the passenger's ticket, on whose flight a passenger is transported from the connecting point.

      Original receiving carrier(s) means a carrier or combination of connecting carriers on whose flight(s) a passenger originally held or holds confirmed space from a connecting point to a destination, next stopover or connecting point.

      Outbound flight means the flight on which a passenger originally held confirmed space beyond the point where the schedule irregularity or failure to carry occurs.

      Schedule irregularity means any of the following irregularities:

      Delay in scheduled departure or arrival of a carrier's flight resulting in a misconnection, or

      Flight cancellation, omission of a scheduled stop, or any other delay or interruption in the scheduled operation of a carrier's flight, or

      Substitution of equipment of a different class of service, or

      Schedule changes which require rerouting of passenger at departure time of the original flight.

      Change in schedule means:

      The cancellation of a scheduled flight where no AA flight of comparable routing is available within 60 minutes of the original time of departure;

      A change in the scheduled departure time of an AA flight which exceeds 60 minutes;

      A change in the routing of a scheduled AA flight which adds one or more stops to the original itinerary, or;

      A change in the routing scheduled AA flight that results in a scheduled arrival time more than 60 minutes later than the original scheduled arrival time.

    CHANGES REQUESTED BY PASSENGER

      When Change can be Made
      At the passenger's request, AA will effect a change in the routing (other than the country of origin); destination carrier(s); class of service; or validity specified in an unused ticket, flight coupon(s), or Miscellaneous Charges Order provided that:

      AA issued the ticket; or Miscellaneous Charges Order;

      AA is designated in the "via carrier" box, or no carrier is designated in the "via carrier" box, of the unused flight coupon or exchange order for the first onward carriage from the point on the route at which the passenger desires the change to commence; however, where the carrier that issued the ticket is designated as the carrier for any subsequent section that has changed and has an office or general agent at the point on route where the change is to commence or where the passenger makes his request for such change, the reissuing carrier shall obtain such issuing carrier's endorsement; or

      AA has received written or telegraphic authority to do so from the carrier entitled, under (a) and (b) above, to effect the change.
      EXCEPTION: AA will not require endorsement for transportation documents governing portions of transportation wholly within the area comprising the Continental U.S.A.

      Method of Effecting Change
      The change requested by the passenger shall be effected by:

      endorsement of such unused ticket, flight coupon(s), or exchange order to the new receiving carrier or

      reticketing of the passenger.

      Applicable Fare

      The fare and charges applicable as a result of any such change in itinerary, fare basis, carrier, or ultimate destination will be the fare and charges that would have been applicable if transportation had been purchased as of the date of commencement of carriage; provided that,

      additional passage at the through fare shall not be permitted unless request has been made prior to arrival at the destination named on the original ticket or Miscellaneous Charges Order, and

      after the carriage has commenced, a one way ticket shall not be converted into a round trip or circle trip ticket at the round trip or circle trip discount for any portion already flown; and

      after carriage has commenced a round trip ticket can be converted into a circle trip ticket, or vice versa provided that request is made prior to the passenger's arrival at the destination named on the original ticket or Miscellaneous Charges Order.

      Subject to the provisions of subparagraphs (i), (ii), and (iii) of this paragraph, the provisions of Rule 5(D)(1) and (2) shall apply in the determination of the effective date of fares, rules and charges applicable to the calculation of fares for revised routings requested by a passenger.

      Any difference between the fare and charges applicable under subparagraph (A) above, and the fare and charges paid by the passenger will be collected from the passenger by the carrier accomplishing the rerouting, who will also pay to the passenger any amounts due on account of refunds or arrange for the applicable refund by the carrier that issued the original ticket. (See also Rule 60-RESERVATIONS.) (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule, AA will not accept for any purposes under this rule passenger tickets or related transportation documents issued by any carrier which is in substantial default of its interline obligations or which voluntarily or involuntarily has become the subject of bankruptcy proceedings ("the defaulting carrier")
      EXCEPTION: In the event of a termination of an interline traffic agreement between AA and another carrier, AA's practices under this rule with respect to such other carrier's tickets shall not apply to any ticket of such other carrier issued after the termination of the interline agreement.

      Fare Applicable To Upgrading Class Of Service While In Flight

      When a passenger who paid the applicable fare for transportation in the Economy compartment of a combination First Class and Economy Class aircraft desires to move into the First Class compartment while in flight, AA will permit such passenger to move into the First Class compartment, subject to the fare differential specified in Paragraph (b) below.

      The additional fare to be collected will be the difference between:

      the applicable one way Economy Class fare from the passenger's point of origin on such flight to the last scheduled stop prior to the passenger's request to move to the First Class compartment plus the one way First Class fare from such stop to the passenger's destination on the flight, and;

      the applicable one way Economy Class fare between the passenger's point of origin and destination on such flight.

      The acceptance of such passenger in the First Class compartment for travel beyond the next scheduled stopping point of the flight will be subject to the availability of space.

      Discounts, other than for children as provided in Rule 200 (CHILDREN'S AND INFANTS' FARES), will not apply.

      Expiration Date
      The expiration date of any new ticket issued for a change in routing, destination, carrier(s), class of service, or validity will be limited to the expiration date that would have been applicable if the new ticket had been issued on the date of sale of the original ticket or Miscellaneous Charges Order.

      (6) Service Charge
      AA will assess a service charge of USD 100.00/CAD 150.00 per ticket, for voluntary rerouting changes
      requested by a passenger which will require reissuance/revalidation of a ticket under the following conditions:

      (a) AA/AB/AY/BA/CX/IB/JL/KA/LA/LP/MH/QF/RJ/S7/XL/4M or a codeshare
      flight operated by AA is not included in the itinerary from the point at which the rerouting takes
      place.
      (b) Tickets are issued solely for travel involving transportation to/from/via the area comprised of the
      U.S.A./Canada and a point outside such area or wholly between points outside the
      U.S.A./Canada.
      (c) This service charge will be in addition to any other reissue/rerouting/cancellation fee required by
      the rule governing the fare type reflected on the ticket.
      (d) This service charge will be assessed in any case where the passenger requests a change in
      routing. A change in reservations shown on the ticket as either confirmed or on request, a change in class of service or any other change which requires the reissuance or revalidation of the ticket.
      NOTE: This service charge will apply only to tickets reissued/revalidated by American Airlines,
      Inc., its General Sales Agents or Passenger Sales Agents on AA ticket stock. The term "AA ticket stock" means tickets printed on or imprinted with the AA Carrier Code (001) as part of the ticket serial number or revalidation stickers bearing the AA logo.
       

      STANDBY PROVISIONS
      (Applicable to travel between the U.S.A. and the Caribbean)
      Passengers holding confirmed reservations and tickets may standby between ticketed city pairs for earlier/later same day flights for which the ticketed fare is applicable at no additional cost. Passengers may standby between ticketed city pairs for earlier/later same day flights on which the ticketed fare does not apply for the difference in fare plus the USD 100.00 change fee. In addition to the original airport of departure/arrival the passenger may check in and standby to/from either airport listed below at no additional cost.

      City Airport
      DFW DAL/DFW
      HOU HOU/IAH
      NYC JFK/LGA/EWR
      WAS IAD/DCA

    Schedules, Delays and Cancellation of Flights

      Schedules
      Times shown in timetables or elsewhere are approximate and not guaranteed, and form no part of the contract of carriage. Schedules are subject to change without notice and carrier assumes no responsibility for making connections. AA will not be responsible for errors or omissions either in timetables or other representations of schedules. No employee, agent or representative of AA is authorized to bind AA by any statements or representation as to the dates or times of departure or arrival, or of the operation of any flight.

      Schedule Irregularity
      If, at time of departure, a passenger will be delayed because of a schedule irregularity or a carrier cancels the passenger's reservation pursuant to Rule 60.
      NOTE: Schedule irregularity does not include force majeure events as defined in 80 (C)(4)(b) (RESERVATIONS)

      Any carrier causing such delay or in the case of a misconnection the original receiving carrier(s), will transport the passenger without stopover on its (their) next flight, on which space is available, in the same class of service as the passenger's original outbound flight at no additional cost to the passenger; if space is available on a flight(s) of a different class of service, acceptable to the passenger, such flight(s) will be used without stopover at no additional cost to the passenger only if it (they) will provide an earlier arrival at the passenger's destination, next stopover point or transfer point, or

      If the carrier causing such delay, or in the case of misconnection the original receiving carrier(s) is unable to provide onward transportation acceptable to the passenger, any other carrier or combination of connecting carriers, at the request of the passenger will transport the passenger without stopover on its (their) next flight(s) on which space is available in the same class of service as the passenger's original outbound flight.

      The carrier causing the schedule irregularity will refund in accordance with Rule 90 (REFUNDS).

      When passenger is rerouted in accordance with paragraph (ii) above, AA will endorse to another carrier the unused portion of the ticket for the purposes of rerouting.
      EXCEPTION 1: Carrier will not require endorsement for transportation documents governing portions of transportation wholly within the area comprising the Continental U.S.A.
      EXCEPTION 2: Notwithstanding any other provision of this tariff, AA reserves the right to refuse to honor flight coupons of another carrier for free transportation or, flight coupons of another carrier restricted to on-line only transportation of such other carrier.

      Change in Schedule
      When a passenger will be delayed because of a change in its schedule, carrier will arrange to:
      NOTE: Change in schedule does not include force majeure events as defined in Rule 80 (C)(4)(b).

      transport the passenger over its own lines to the destination, next stopover point or transfer point shown on its portion of the ticket, without stopover at no additional cost to the passenger, provided that a passenger who paid an Economy Class fare will be transported on one of its First Class flights only if such flight will provide an earlier arrival than its next Economy Class flight on which space is available.

      endorse the unused ticket for the purpose of rerouting over another carrier; or

      refund in accordance with Rule 90 (REFUNDS).
      NOTE: In the event that AA changes the time of departure or routing of a flight in a manner that does not constitute a schedule change as defined herein, AA will transport the passenger on the rescheduled flight at no additional cost to the passenger. If the passenger elects not to travel on the rescheduled flight, AA will refund the value of the affected coupons in the form of a nonrefundable AA travel voucher. The AA travel voucher is valid for one year from date of issue and may be used as payment for air travel related service on AA only. Vouchers will not be issued when the change in schedule involves a flight number change only.

      Cancellations

      AA undertakes to use its best efforts to carry the passenger and baggage with reasonable dispatch, but no particular time is fixed for the commencement or completion of carriage. Subject thereto AA may, without notice, substitute alternate carriers or aircraft and may alter or omit the stopping places shown on the face of the ticket in case of necessity.

      AA may, in the event of a Force Majeure Event, without notice, cancel, terminate, divert, postpone, or delay any flight or the right of carriage or reservation of traffic accommodations and determine if any departure or landing should be made, without any liability except to refund in the original form of payment in accordance with involuntary refund rules any unused portion of the ticket. As used in this rule "Force Majeure Event" means:

      Any condition beyond AA's control (including, but without limitation, meteorological conditions, acts of God, riots, civil commotion, embargoes, wars, hostilities, disturbances, or unsettled international conditions), actual, threatened or reported or because of any delay, demand, circumstances or requirement due, directly or indirectly, to such condition; or

      Any strike, work stoppage, slowdown, lockout or any other labor - related dispute involving or affecting AA's service; or

      Any government regulation, demand, or requirement; or

      Any shortage of labor, fuel, or facilities of AA or others; or

      Any fact not reasonably foreseen, anticipated, or predicted by AA.

      AA may cancel the right or further right of carriage of the passenger and his baggage upon refusal of the passenger, after demand by AA, to pay the fare or portion thereof so demanded, or to pay any charge so demanded and assessable with respect to the baggage of the passenger, without being subject to any liability therefore except to refund, in accordance herewith, the unused portion of the fare and baggage charge(s) previously paid, if any.

      Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule, AA will not accept for any purposes under this rule passenger tickets or related transportation documents issued by any carrier which is in substantial default of its interline obligations or which voluntarily or involuntarily has become the subject of bankruptcy proceedings (the "defaulting carrier").
      EXCEPTION 1: In the event of a termination of an interline traffic agreement between AA and another carrier, AA's practices under this rule with respect to such other carrier's tickets shall not apply to any tickets of such other carrier issued after the termination of the interline agreement.
      EXCEPTION 2: In the event of a strike or work stoppage which causes any cancellation or suspension of operations of any other carrier, the provisions in (C) above will not apply with respect to passengers holding tickets for transportation on that carrier.

      Service Charge
      AA will assess a service charge of USD 100.00/CAD 150.00 per ticket, for voluntary rerouting changes requested by a passenger which will require reissuance/revalidation of a ticket under the following conditions:
      AA, AY, BA, CX, IB, JC, JL, JO, KA, LA, LP, MA, NU, QF, RJ, S7, XL, 4M or a codeshare flight operated by AA is not included in the itinerary from the point at which the rerouting takes place.

    INVOLUNTARY REVISED ROUTINGS
    If, at time of departure, AA cancels a flight, fails to operate according to schedule, fails to stop at a point to which the passenger is destined or is ticketed to stop over, substitutes a different type of equipment or class of service, denies boarding to a passenger holding a confirmed reservation because there is insufficient space on the flight to accommodate him, induces a passenger to surrender voluntarily his confirmed reserved space so that another passenger is not denied boarding involuntarily, or removes or refuses passage to a passenger in accordance with Rule 25 (REFUSAL TO TRANSPORT - LIMITATIONS OF CARRIER), carrier will either:
    NOTE: Change in schedule does not include force majeure events as defined in Rule 80(C)(4)(b).

      carry the passenger on another of its passenger aircraft on which space is available without additional charge regardless of the class of service; or

      endorse to another carrier or other transportation service, the unused portion of the ticket for purposes of rerouting; or

      reroute the passenger to the destination named on the ticket or applicable portion thereof by its own or other transportation services; and, if the fare, excess baggage charges, and any applicable service charge for the revised routing or class of service is higher than the refund value of the ticket or applicable portion thereof as determined by Rule 90 (REFUNDS), carrier will require no additional payment from the passenger, but will refund the difference if it is lower; or
      EXCEPTION: AA will reroute the passenger as provided above, but without stopover at any point on the rerouted portion of the trip.

      transport the passenger on another Economy Class flight on which space is available, or

      transport the passenger to the destination shown on its portion of the ticket on AA's next First Class flight on which space is available, at no additional fare, if so doing will provide an earlier arrival than the next Economy Class flight on which space is available.

      Make involuntary refund in accordance with Rule 90(D)(REFUNDS - INVOLUNTARY).

    MISSED CONNECTIONS
    In the event a passenger misses an onward connecting flight on which space has been reserved because the delivering carrier did not operate its flight according to schedule or changed the schedule of such flight, the delivering carrier will arrange for the carriage of the passenger or make involuntary refund in accordance with Rule 90 (REFUNDS).

    FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE
    An involuntarily rerouted passenger shall be entitled to retain the free baggage allowance applicable for the type of service originally paid for. This provision shall apply even though the passenger may be transferred from a First Class flight to a Business/Economy/Tourist Class flight and is entitled to a fare refund.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of this tariff, AA reserves the right to refuse to honor flight coupons of another carrier for free transportation or, flight coupons of another carrier restricted to online only transportation of such other carrier.

    In the event of a termination of an interline traffic agreement between AA and another carrier, AA's practices under this rule with respect to such other carrier's tickets shall not apply to any tickets of such other carrier issued after the termination of the interline agreement.

    The provision of services in addition to those specifically set forth in this rule to all or some passengers shall not be construed as a waiver of AA's rights. Neither shall any delay on the part of AA in exercising or enforcing its rights under this rule be construed as a waiver of such rights.

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    DATE: 05/19/08 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0087AA

    DENIED BOARDING COMPENSATION

    When the AA is unable to provide previously confirmed space due to more passengers holding confirmed reservations and tickets on a flight than there are available seats on that flight, AA will take the actions specified in the provisions of this rule.

    DEFINITIONS
    For the purpose of this rule, definitions, of the following terms are as indicated.

      Airport means the airport at which the direct or connecting flight, on which the passenger holds confirmed reserved space, is planned to arrive or some other airport serving the same metropolitan area, provided that transportation to the other airport is accepted (i.e., used) by the passenger.

      Alternate transportation means air transportation (by an airline licensed by the D.O.T.) or other transportation used by the passenger which, at the time the arrangement is made, is planned to arrive at the passenger's next scheduled stopover (of 4 hours or longer) or final destination no later than 4 hours after the passenger's originally scheduled arrival time.

      Carrier means

      a direct air carrier, except a helicopter operator, holding a certificate issued by the Board pursuant to section 401(d)(1), 401(d)(2), 401(d)(5) or 401(d)(8) of the Act or an exemption from section 401(a) of the Act, authorizing the transportation of persons or

      a foreign route air carrier holding a permit issued by the Board pursuant to Section 402 of the Act or an exemption from section 402 of the Act, authorizing the scheduled foreign air transportation of persons.

      Comparable air transportation means transportation provided to passengers at no extra cost by a carrier as defined above.

      Confirmed reserved space means space on a specific date and on a specific flight and class of service of a carrier which has been requested by a passenger and which the carrier or its agent has verified, by appropriate notation on the ticket or in any other manner provided therefore by the carrier as being reserved for the accommodation of the passenger.

      Large aircraft means any aircraft that has a passenger capacity of more than 60 seats.

      Stopover means a deliberate interruption of a journey by the passenger, scheduled to exceed four hours, at a point between the place of departure and the place of destination.

      Sum of the values of the remaining flight coupons means the sum of the applicable one-way fares, including any surcharges and air transportation taxes, less any applicable discounts.

      Ticket lifting point/Boarding area means the point where the passenger's flight coupon is lifted and retained by the carrier.

    REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS
    AA will request passengers who are willing to do so, to voluntarily relinquish their confirmed reserved space in exchange for compensation in an amount determined by AA. If a passenger is asked to volunteer, AA will not later deny boarding to that passenger involuntarily unless that passenger was informed at the time he was asked to volunteer that there was a possibility of being denied boarding involuntarily and of the amount of compensation to which he would have been entitled in that event. The request for volunteers and the selection of such persons to be denied space shall be in a manner determined solely by AA.
    NOTE: In exchange for voluntarily relinquishing confirmed space, AA may, at its option, compensate the passenger with credit valid for the purchase of transportation on AA in lieu of monetary compensation. A Miscellaneous Charges Order/ticket for the free transportation will be issued only in the name of the passenger who volunteered and will be valid for only 365 days from the date of issuance. The Miscellaneous Charges Order/ticket is nontransferable, has no refund value, and may be voluntarily rerouted and reissued only by AA.

    BOARDING PRIORITIES
    If a flight is oversold (more passengers hold confirmed reservations than there are seats available), no one may be denied boarding against his will until airline personnel first ask for volunteers who will give up their reservations willingly, in exchange for a payment of the airline's choosing. If there are not enough volunteers, other passengers may be denied boarding involuntarily, in accordance with the boarding priority of the specific carrier. The boarding priorities are provided below.
    NOTE: The boarding priorities as presented below will appear in the Notice provided to passengers denied boarding (see paragraph (F) below). Passengers with the highest priority, as listed below, will be the last to be involuntarily denied boarding. Passengers within any category will be boarded in the order of presenting themselves for check-in. Check-in occurs when passenger presents his ticket for issuance of a boarding pass at any point(s) designated by the airline for such purpose.

      Passengers checking in 20 or more minutes prior to scheduled departure will be accommodated as follows:

      Those passengers who will experience a severe hardship as a result of denied boarding, regardless of fare paid, for example, passengers needing assistance (physically handicapped) and unaccompanied children under l2 years of age.

      Passengers paying First Class fares.

      Passengers paying Business Class fares.

      Passengers paying the full one-way Coach (Y) fare and children under l2 years of age who are accompanied by a passenger paying the full one-way Coach (Y) fare.

      Passengers other than those noted in (a) above and passengers traveling at fares other than those described in (b) or (c) above.

      Passengers checking in less than 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure will be accommodated as follows:

      Those passengers who will experience a severe hardship as a result of denied boarding, regardless of fare paid, for example, passengers needing assistance (physically handicapped) and unaccompanied children under l2 years of age.

      Passengers paying First Class fares.

      Passengers paying Business Class fares.

      All other passengers on a first come, first served basis. However, in accordance with Rule 60(F) (RESERVATIONS), all passengers must present themselves at the loading gate, for boarding at least ten minutes before scheduled departure.

    TRANSPORTATION FOR PASSENGER DENIED BOARDING
    When AA is unable to provide previously confirmed space the carrier causing the passenger to be delayed will provide transportation to persons who have been denied boarding, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, in accordance with the provisions below.

      AA will transport the passenger without stopover on its next flight on which space is available at no additional cost to the passenger regardless of class of service.

      If the carrier causing such delay is unable to provide onward transportation acceptable to the passenger, any other carrier or combination of carriers, at the request of the passenger, will transport the passenger without stopover on its (their) next flight(s) in the same class of service as the passenger's original outbound flight, or if space is available on a flight(s) of a different class of service acceptable to the passenger, such flight(s) will be used without stopover at no additional cost to the passenger only if it (they) will provide an earlier arrival at the passenger's destination, next stopover point, or transfer point.

    COMPENSATION FOR INVOLUNTARY DENIED BOARDING
    In addition to providing transportation as described in paragraph (D) above, when the passenger who is delayed has not voluntarily relinquished confirmed reserved space in accordance with provisions in paragraph (B) above, the carrier causing the delay will compensate the delayed passenger for the carrier's failure to provide confirmed space. Compensation will be made in accordance with the provisions below.

      Conditions for Payment

      The passenger holding a ticket for confirmed space must present himself for carriage at the appropriate time and place, having complied fully with the carrier's requirements as to ticketing, check-in, and reconfirmation procedures and having met all requirements for acceptance for transportation published in carrier's tariff.

      The flight for which the passenger holds confirmed reserved space must be unable to accommodate the passenger and departs without him.
      EXCEPTION 1: The passenger will not be eligible for compensation if the flight on which he holds confirmed reserved space is unable to accommodate him because of substitution of equipment of a lesser capacity when required by operational or safety reasons.
      EXCEPTION 2: The passenger will not be eligible for compensation if he is offered accommodations or is seated in a section of the aircraft other than that specified on his ticket at no extra charge. If a passenger is seated in a section for which a lower fare applies the passenger shall be entitled to an appropriate refund.
      EXCEPTION 3: The passenger will not be eligible for compensation if his reservation has been cancelled pursuant to Rule 60 (F) (RESERVATIONS-CHECK-IN TIME LIMITS).
      EXCEPTION 4: Employees of the carrier or of other carriers traveling on a reduced rate basis. These employees are not eligible for denied boarding compensation.
      EXCEPTION 5: The passenger will not be eligible for denied boarding compensation if AA arranges comparable air transportation or other transportation used by the passenger at no extra cost to the passenger, that at the time such arrangements are made is planned to arrive at the passenger's next stopover or, if none, final destination within one hour after the scheduled arrival time of the passenger's original flight or flights.

      Amount of Compensation
      Subject to provisions of paragraph (1) above, AA will tender liquidated damages in the amount of 200 percent of the sum of the values of the passenger's remaining flight coupons of the ticket to the passenger's next stopover, or if none, to his destination, but not less than CAD 75.00/USD 75.00 and not more than CAD 800.00/USD 800.00. However, the compensation shall be 50 percent of the amount described above, but not less than CAD 37.50/USD 37.50 or more than CAD 400.00/USD400.00 if the carrier arranges for comparable air transportation, or for other transportation that is accepted. That is, transportation used by the passenger, which, at the time either arrangement is made, is planned to arrive at the airport of the passenger's next stopover, or if none, at the airport of the passenger's destination earlier than or not later than four hours after the planned arrival at the airport of the passenger's next stopover, or if none, at the airport of the passenger's destination, of the flight on which the passenger holds a confirmed reservation.
      EXCEPTION: On American Eagle with 60 or less seats, the total value of the coupon in question will be refunded (not to exceed CAD 150.00/USD 100.00 and the passenger will be transported free of charge, on the next available American Eagle flight to his/her destination or next point of stopover/connection. The total value of the coupon (not to exceed CAD 150.00/USD 100.00 will be refunded without regard to the availability of service or the passenger's arrival time on that service at his/her destination or next point of stopover/connection.
      NOTE 1: If the offer of compensation is made by the carrier and accepted by the passenger, such payment will constitute full compensation for all actual or anticipatory damages incurred or to be incurred by the passenger as a result of carrier's failure to provide passenger with confirmed reserved space.
      NOTE 2: The Carrier may compensate the passenger with credit valid for transportation on AA in lieu of monetary compensation. The offer of free transportation would be equal to or greater than the monetary compensation due. The credit voucher is nontransferable, has no refund value, and may be voluntarily rerouted and reissued by the issuing carrier only.
      EXCEPTION: (Applicable to passengers boarding flights in the U.S.A.) The passenger may decline the transportation benefit and receive the cash payment.

      Time of Offer of Compensation
      The offer of compensation will be made by the carrier on the day and at the place where the failure to provide confirmed reserved space occurs, and, if accepted, will be receipted for by the passenger. Provided, however, that when the carrier arranges, for the passenger's convenience, alternate means of transportation that departs prior to the time the offer can be made to the passenger, the offer shall be made by mail or other means within 24 hours after the time the failure occurs.

    NOTICE PROVIDED PASSENGERS
    The following written notice shall be provided all passengers who are denied boarding involuntarily on flights on which they hold confirmed reserved space. Blanks that appear in parentheses in the notice below will be completed in the actual notice provided passengers, with specific boarding priorities.
    NOTE: For the purpose of this rule, specific boarding priorities are provided in paragraph (C) above.

      COMPENSATION FOR DENIED BOARDING

      (Applicable for flights originating in the U.S.A.) If you have been denied a reserved seat on American Airlines, you are probably entitled to monetary compensation. This notice explains the airline's obligations and the passenger's rights in the case of an oversold flight, in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

      (Applicable for flights originating in Canada) If you have been denied a reserved seat on American Airlines, you are probably entitled to monetary compensation. This notice explains the airline's obligations and the passenger's rights in the case of an oversold flight, in accordance with regulations of the Canadian Transport Commission.

      VOLUNTEERS AND BOARDING PRIORITIES
      If a flight is oversold (more passengers hold confirmed reservations than there are seats available), no one may be denied boarding against his will until airline personnel first ask for volunteers who will give up their reservations willingly, in exchange for a payment of the airline's choosing. If there are not enough volunteers, other passengers may be denied boarding involuntarily, in accordance with the following boarding priority of American Airlines: ( )

      COMPENSATION FOR INVOLUNTARY DENIED BOARDING
      If you are denied boarding involuntarily, you are entitled to a payment of "denied boarding compensation" from the airline unless (1) you have not fully complied with the airline's ticketing, check-in, and reconfirmation requirements, or you are not acceptable for transportation under the airline's USUAL rules and practices; or (2) you are denied boarding because the flight is cancelled; or (3) you are denied boarding because a smaller capacity aircraft was substituted for safety or operational reasons; or (4) you are offered accommodations in a section of the aircraft other than that specified in your ticket, at no extra charge. (A passenger seated in a section for which a lower fare is charged must be given an appropriate refund.); or (5) the airline is able to place you on another flight or flights that are planned to reach your destination within one hour of the scheduled arrival of your original flight.

      AMOUNT OF DENIED BOARDING COMPENSATION
      Passengers who are eligible for denied boarding compensation must be offered a payment equal to the sum of the face values of their ticket coupons, with a CAD 37.50/USD 37.50 minimum and CAD 400.00/USD 400.00 maximum. However, if the airline cannot arrange "alternate transportation" (see below) for the passenger, the compensation is doubled (CAD 75.00/USD 75.00 minimum, CAD 800.00/USD 800.00 maximum). The "value" of a ticket coupon is the one way fare for the flight shown on the coupon, including any surcharge and air transportation tax, minus any applicable discount. All flight coupons, including connecting flights, to the passenger's destination or first 4-hour stopover are used to compute the compensation. "Alternate transportation" is air transportation provided by an airline licensed by the D.O.T. or other transportation used by the passenger which, at the time the arrangement is made, is planned to arrive at the passenger's next scheduled stopover (of 4 hours or longer) or destination no later than 4 hours after the passenger's originally scheduled arrival time.
      EXCEPTION: On American Eagle with 60 or less seats, the total value of the coupon in question will be refunded (not to exceed CAD 150.00/USD 100.00) and the passenger will be transported free of charge, on the next available American Eagle flight to his/her destination or next point of stopover/connection. The total value of the coupon (not to exceed CAD 150.00/USD 100.00) will be refunded without regard to the availability of service or the passenger's arrival time on that service at his/her destination or next point of stopover/connection.

      METHOD OF PAYMENT
      The airline must give each passenger who qualifies for denied boarding compensation, a payment by check or draft for the amount specified above, on the day and place the involuntary denied boarding occurs. However, if the airline arranges alternate transportation for the passenger's convenience that departs before the payment can be made, the payment will be sent to the passenger within 24 hours. The air carrier may offer free tickets in place of the cash payment. Passengers boarding flights in the U.S.A. may insist on cash payment. All passengers may refuse compensation and bring private legal action.

      PASSENGER'S OPTIONS
      Acceptance of the compensation (by endorsing the check or draft within 30 days) relieves American Airlines from any further liability to the passenger caused by its failure to honor the confirmed reservation. However, the passenger may decline the payment and seek to recover damages in a court of law or in some other manner.

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    DATE: 07/25/07 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0090AA

    REFUNDS

    GENERAL
    Refund by AA for an unused ticket or portion thereof, exchange order or miscellaneous charges order will be made in accordance with the following conditions, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (F) of this rule:

      Persons requesting refund must surrender to AA all unused flight coupon(s) of the ticket, exchange order or miscellaneous charges order.

      AA will refuse refund on a ticket which has been presented to government officials of a country or to AA as evidence of intention to depart therefrom unless the passenger establishes to the AA's satisfaction that he has permission to remain in the country or that he will depart therefrom by another carrier or conveyance.

      AA shall make all or any individual refunds through its general accounting offices of regional sales or accounting offices, and require prior written applications for refunds to be prepared by passengers on special forms furnished by AA.

    CURRENCY
    All refunds will be subject to government laws, rules, regulations, or orders of the country in which the ticket was originally purchased and of the country in which the refund is being made.
    NOTE: (Applicable to tickets sold in Venezuela) Any full or partial refund of the ticket purchased in Venezuela will only be accepted at the AA passenger refund office or at the original issuing location in Venezuela. Tickets purchased in VEF currency may only be refunded in VEF currency.
    Refunds will be made subject to the following provisions:

      Voluntary refunds of tickets, miscellaneous charges orders, or deposit receipts purchased in currency other than U.S. dollars shall be made in currency used for such purpose, and in country where such purchase was made.

      Voluntary refunds of tickets, miscellaneous charges orders, or deposit receipts purchased in U.S. dollars may be made in U.S. dollars or local currency in any country provided such refund is not prohibited by local governmental exchange control regulations at point of refund.

      Involuntary refunds of tickets, miscellaneous charges orders, or deposit receipts shall be made in the currency used for such purchase and in the country where such purchase was made, whenever possible. However, U.S. dollars refunds or refunds in the currency of the country where the involuntary refund is necessary may be made on request of passenger provided refund in such currency is not prohibited by local governmental exchange control regulations.

      Refunds will be made in the currency in which the fare was paid, or, in lawful currency of the country of the carrier making the refund or of the country where the refund is made or in the currency of the country in which the ticket was purchased, in an amount equivalent to the amount due in the currency in which the fare or fares for the flight covered by the ticket as originally issued was collected.
      NOTE: Despite the foregoing provisions, AA will reserve the right to refuse to make any refund authorized by this tariff in a currency other than that used in the purchase of the ticket to be refunded or at a place other than that at which payment for such ticket was made.

    PERSON TO WHOM REFUND IS MADE
    AA will refund in accordance with this rule to the person named as the passenger on the ticket, except as provided below:

      Ticket refund will be made for tickets issued as described in Column A and only to the purchaser described in Column B below:

      Column A Column B
      In exchange for a Paid Ticket Advice The purchaser of the Prepaid Ticket Advice
      Under a Universal Air Travel Plan The subscriber against whose account the ticket was charged
      Against a Transportation Request issued by a government agent, other than a U.S. Government Agency The government agency that issued the Transportation Request
      Against a U.S. Government Transportation Request The U.S. Government Agency that issued the U.S. Government Transportation Request with a check payable to the "Treasurer of the United States"
      Tickets for transportation issued against a credit card The account of the person to whom such credit card has been issued

      If, at the time of purchase, the purchaser designates on the ticket another person to whom refund shall be made, refund will be made to the person so designated. A refund made in accordance with this procedure to a person representing himself as the person so designated in the ticket, exchange order or Miscellaneous Charges Order will be deemed a valid refund and AA will not be liable to the true passenger for another refund.

      If, at the time of application for refund, evidence is submitted that a company purchased the ticket on behalf of its employee or the travel agent has made refund to its client, such refund will be made directly to the employee's company or the travel agent.

    INVOLUNTARY REFUNDS

      For the purpose of this paragraph, the term "Involuntary Refund" shall mean any refund made in the event the passenger is prevented from using the carriage provided for in his/her ticket because of cancellation of flight, inability of AA to provide previously confirmed space, substitution of a different type of equipment or class of service by AA, missed connections, postponement or delay of flight, omission of a scheduled stop, or removal or refusal to carry under conditions prescribed in "Acceptance of Children" provisions of Rule 25 (REFUSAL TO TRANSPORT-LIMITATIONS OF CARRIER).

      Amount of Involuntary Refunds
      The amount of involuntary refunds will be as follows:

      when no portion of the trip has been made, the amount of refund will be an amount equal to the fare and charges applicable to the ticket issued to the passenger.

      when a portion of the trip has been made, the amount of refund will be computed as follows:

      either an amount equal to the one way fare less the same rate of discount, if any, that was applied in computing the original one way fare (or on round trip or circle trip tickets, one half of the round trip fare) and charges applicable to the unused transportation from the point of termination to the destination or stopover point named on the ticket or to the point at which transportation is to be resumed, via:

      (aa) the routing specified on the ticket, if the point of termination was on such routing; or

      (bb) the routing of any carrier operating between such points, if the point of termination was not on the routing specified on the ticket; in such case the amount of refund will be based on the lowest fares applicable between such points; or

      the difference between the fare paid and the fare for the transportation used, whichever is higher.
      EXCEPTION 1: AA will make no refund:

          1. When the destination designated on the Passenger's ticket is: ...and the flight on which the passenger is being transported, terminates at:
            MFE HRL
            HRL MFE
            BWI IAD/DCA
            IAD BWI/DCA
            DCA BWI/IAD
            BUR LAX/LGB/ONT/SNA
            LAX BUR/LGB/ONT/SNA
            LGB LAX/BUR/ONT/SNA
            ONT LAX/LGB/BUR/SNA
            SNA LAX/LGB/BUR/ONT
            FLL MIA
            MIA FLL
            OAK SFO/SJC
            SFO OAK/SJC
            SJC OAK/SFO
            EWR JFK/LGA
            JFK LGA/EWR
            LGA EWR/JFK
            IAH HOU
            HOU IAH
            DAL DFW
            DFW DAL


          EXCEPTION 2: When a passenger holding a ticket for carriage for a higher class of service between an origin and a destination is required by AA to use a lower class of service for any portion of such carriage the amount of refund will be as follows:

          For One Way Tickets: the difference between the fare for the higher class of service and the fare for the lower class of service between the points where the lower class of service is used;

          For Round Trip, Circle Trip or Open Jaw Tickets: the difference between 50 percent of the round trip fare for the higher class of service and 50 percent of the round trip fare for the lower class of service between the points where the lower class of service is used.

      Communications Expenses
      Any communication expenses paid by the passenger in accordance with Rule 60 (RESERVATIONS) will be refunded, or if such expense has not been collected by AA, its collection will be waived, except as otherwise provided in Rule 25 (REFUSAL TO TRANSPORT - LIMITATIONS OF CARRIER); provided, however, that the passenger will be required to pay for any communications pertaining to his own arrangements necessitated by such involuntary cancellation.

    VOLUNTARY REFUNDS

      The term "Voluntary Refund," for the purpose of this paragraph, shall mean any refund of a ticket or portion thereof other than an involuntary refund as defined in paragraph (D) above.

      Amount of Voluntary Refund
      The amount of voluntary refunds will be as follows:

      When no ticket coupons have been used, the amount of refund will be an amount equal to the fare and charges applicable to the ticket issued to the passenger.

      When any ticket coupons have been used, the amount of refund will be the difference, if any, between the fare paid and the fare applicable for the portion of transportation used.

      Any applicable administrative service charge or cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund amount in (a) or (b) above.

      For nonrefundable fare tickets any surcharge/Q/ or service fee/YQ YR/ that has been collected will be nonrefundable.

      For nonrefundable tickets upon written request, American will refund taxes and fees not imposed by the airline, collected at the time of sale of nonrefundable tickets that are not used for travel, as follows. Taxes or fees will not be refunded if the airline's obligation to remit the tax or fee arises by virtue of its collection of the tax or fee (as opposed to actual travel by the passenger). All taxes and fees imposed by the United States Government fall within this category. Taxes or fees will be refunded if the airline's obligation to remit the tax or fee depends upon use of the ticket for travel.

      When the refunding of any portion of a ticket would result in the use of such ticket between any points where the carriage of traffic is prohibited, the refund, if any, will be determined as if such ticket had been used to a point beyond which would not result in the violation of carrier's operating rights or privileges. The passenger will be refunded the difference between the fare paid from the point of origin to such farther point and the total fare paid, less any applicable charges.

      A penalty for voluntary cancellation shall not apply and the total amount paid shall be refunded if such cancellation is made after an increase in the fare is made applicable between the time of the initial payment and the date of travel.

    LOST TICKETS, MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES ORDERS, DEPOSIT RECEIPTS AND EXCESS BAGGAGE TICKETS
    The following provisions will govern refund or replacement of lost tickets, etc., or unused portions thereof.

      Time Limitation for Refund Request

      Subject to Paragraph (A)(1) above, AA will refund a lost ticket or lost portion thereof upon receiving written request for refund from the passenger.
      NOTE: Written request for refund must be made not later than one month after the expiration date of the lost ticket (see 4 below for charges).

      Refunds will be made upon receiving application for such refund.

      Basis for Refund
      When a passenger loses his ticket, or the unused portion thereof, AA will make a refund to the passenger in the following amounts, as applicable:

      If no portion of the ticket has been used, refund will be an amount equal to the fare and charges paid.

      If a portion of the ticket has been used, and

      the passenger has purchased a new ticket covering the same transportation as that covered by the unused portion of the lost ticket, refund will be an amount equal to the fare and charges paid for such new ticket.

      the passenger has not purchased a new ticket covering the same transportation as that covered by the unused portion of the lost ticket, refund will be an amount equal to the difference between the fare and charges paid and the fare and charges applicable to the transportation of the passenger covered by the used portion of the ticket.

      The foregoing provisions for lost tickets shall also apply to lost exchange orders, deposit receipts, and excess baggage tickets.

      Service Charge
      Unless otherwise provided for in specific fare types, AA will impose a service charge in U.S. or Canadian Dollars as indicated in the table below or the equivalent in other than U.S. or Canadian Dollars converted by the Bankers' Buying Rate, per ticket, for handling such request for refund or replacement of a lost ticket or exchange order.

        SERVICE CHARGE
        LOST TICKET REPLACEMENT TICKET
        USD 100.00/CAD 112.00 USD 100.00/CAD 112.00


      EXCEPTION: No service charge will be imposed for military passengers when transportation is paid with a U.S. Government Transportation Request (Form No. 1169).

      Application and Conditions for Refund

      Form of Application
      Application must be made on forms prescribed by carrier for such refunds.

      Conditions for Refund

      When Payable
      Refund will be made upon receiving application for such refund, subject to (ii) and (iii) below.

      Previous Use or Refund
      Refund will be made only provided that the lost ticket or lost portion thereof has not previously been honored for transportation or refunded to any person.

      Indemnity
      AA will make such refund only provided that the person to whom refund is made agrees, in such form as may be prescribed by AA, to indemnify AA for any loss or damage which it may sustain by reason of such refund.

    In the event of a termination of an interline traffic agreement between AA and another carrier, AA's practices under this rule with respect to such other carriers tickets shall not apply to any ticket of such other carrier issued after the termination of the interline agreement.

    AGED REFUNDS
    Airline tickets, whether in paper or electronic form, are valid for transportation up to one year from the date on which transportation commences at the point of origin designated on the original ticket; or, if no portion of the ticket is used, one year from the date of issuance of the original ticket. With the exception of those tickets designated as wholly non-refundable, tickets are valid for refund up to three years from the date of issuance of the original ticket. In addition to all other applicable charges, a ticket that is valid for refund, but not for transportation shall be assessed a USD 100.00/CAD 112.00 service charge.

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    DATE: 11/17/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0095AA

    AMENITIES/SERVICES FOR DELAYED PASSENGERS

    AMENITIES/SERVICES

      Lodging
      Passenger will be provided one night's lodging, or a maximum allowance for one night's lodging as established by each location, when an AA flight on which the passenger is being transported is diverted to an unscheduled point and the delay at such point is expected to exceed six hours during the period 10:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
      EXCEPTION: Hotel accommodations will not be furnished:

        aa)
        To a passenger whose trip is interrupted at a city which is his/her permanent domicile, or
        When the destination designated on the ticket is: And the flight on which the passenger is being transported is diverted to:
        bb)
        Baltimore, MD Washington, DC (Dulles Airport)
        Baltimore, MD Washington, DC (National Airport)
        Burbank, CA Los Angeles, CA
        Burbank, CA Ontario, CA
        Burbank, CA Long Beach, CA
        Burbank, CA Santa Ana, CA
        Dallas Love Field, TX Dallas/Ft. Worth International, TX
        Dallas/Ft. Worth International, TX Dallas Love Field, TX
        Ft. Lauderdale, FL Miami, FL
        Houston Intercontinental, TX Houston Hobby, TX
        Houston Hobby, TX Houston Intercontinental, TX
        Long Beach, CA Burbank, CA
        Long Beach, CA Los Angeles, CA
        Long Beach, CA Ontario, CA
        Long Beach, CA Santa Ana, CA
        Los Angeles, CA Burbank, CA
        Los Angeles, CA Long Beach, CA
        Los Angeles, CA Ontario, CA
        Los Angeles, CA Santa Ana, CA
        Miami, FL Ft. Lauderdale, FL
        Newark, NJ New York, NY
        Oakland, CA San Francisco, CA
        Oakland, CA San Jose, CA
        Ontario, CA Burbank, CA
        Ontario, CA Long Beach, CA
        Ontario, CA Los Angeles, CA
        Ontario, CA Santa Ana, CA
        San Francisco, CA Oakland, CA
        San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA
        San Jose, CA Oakland, CA
        San Jose, CA San Francisco, CA
        Santa Ana, CA Burbank, CA
        Santa Ana, CA Los Angeles, CA
        Santa Ana, CA Ontario, CA
        Santa Ana, CA Long Beach, CA
        Washington, DC (Dulles Airport) Baltimore, MD
        Washington, DC (Dulles Airport) Washington, DC (National Airport)
        Washington, DC (National Airport) Baltimore, MD
        Washington, DC (National Airport) Washington, DC (Dulles Airport)

      Ground Transportation
      When the destination shown on the passenger's ticket is a point shown in Column 1 of paragraph (1), (EXCEPTION), subparagraph (bb) and the flight on which the passenger is being transported is diverted to a point in Column 2 of paragraph (1), (EXCEPTION), subparagraph (bb), AA will provide ground transportation to the original destination airport.

      Extraordinary Circumstances
      AA will provide such amenities as are necessary to maintain the safety and/or welfare of certain passengers such as invalids, unaccompanied children, the elderly or others to whom such amenities will be furnished consistent with special needs and/or circumstances.

    LIABILITY OF CARRIER
    Except to the extent provided in this rule, AA shall not be liable for failing to operate any flight according to schedule or for changing the schedule of any flight, with or without notice to the passenger.

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    DATE: 05/18/07 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0107AA

    SERVICE ANIMALS/DOGS TO DETECT EXPLOSIVES AND DRUGS/DOGS FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

    (Applicable to/from points outside the U.S.A.) Animals, as described below, will not be carried unless proper permits are obtained for entry into the country or territory of destination and countries or territories of transit where such permits are required and only if the evidence of possession of such permits is presented prior to reservations being made. If any country or territory on the route prohibits the entry of animals, carriage will be refused. It should be understood also that under certain operating conditions such as long nonstop flights or on certain types of aircraft it is impracticable to carry an animal in the passenger compartments and under such conditions carriage will be refused.

    (Applicable to/from points outside the U.S.A.) AA will not be responsible in the event any such animal is refused entry into passage through any country or territory. The owner assumes all risk of injury to, sickness, or death of such animal.

    AA accepts for transportation, without charge, a service animal accompanying a disabled passenger. The dog will be permitted to accompany such passenger into the cabin, but will not be permitted to occupy a seat.

    AA accepts for transportation, a properly harnessed dog, trained in drug or explosive detection, when it is accompanied by its handler. The fee charged is the same as that of a cabin or checked pet. The dog will be permitted to accompany its handler into the cabin, but will not be permitted to occupy a seat.

    AA accepts for transportation, a properly harnessed search and rescue dog trained to locate disaster victims. The fee charged is the same as that of a cabin or checked pet. The dog will be permitted to accompany such passenger into the cabin, but will not be permitted to occupy a seat.

    AA will determine where passengers and dogs accepted under this rule will be seated, for the safety and comfort of other passengers.

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    DATE: 04/08/14 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0116AA

    BAGGAGE REGULATIONS

    I. DEFINITIONS
    The following are definitions of terms as used in this rule.
    B-4 bag A suitcase type handbag made of canvas with leather and metal bindings and fittings and with expandable canvas compartments on the two sides of the bag.
    Box A six sided container of any size, constructed of cardboard, wood, plastic or metal which is either square, rectangular or cylindrically shaped and is not normally used for the transportation of items associated with air travel.
    Duffel bag A canvas cylindrically shaped bag, folded and fastened at one end.
    Garment bag A soft sided or rigid bag used for displaying garments upright and may have maximum outside linear dimensions that exceed 62 in (158 cm) but do not exceed 100 in (254 cm).
    Oversize A piece of baggage whose maximum outside linear dimensions exceed 62 in (158 cm)
    Overweight A piece of baggage whose weight exceeds 50 lbs (23 kg)
    Sea bag A canvas cylindrically shaped bag, closed at one end by means of draw ropes.

    II. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
    A. Except as otherwise provided in the Rule, AA will, upon presentation by a fare paying passenger of a valid ticket(s) covering transportation over the lines of AA, or over the lines of AA and one or more other participating Carriers, check personal property which is tendered by the passenger for transportation as baggage, subject to the conditions specified below.
    B. AA will accept for transportation as baggage, such personal property as is necessary or appropriate for the wear, use, comfort, or convenience of the passenger for the purpose of the trip, subject to the following conditions:
    1. AA has the right, but not the obligation, to verify in the presence of the passenger the contents of his baggage, and in the case of unaccompanied baggage, to open and examine such baggage whether or not the passenger is present. The existence or exercise of such right shall not be construed as an agreement, express or implied, by AA to carry such contents as would otherwise be precluded from carriage.
    2. AA will refuse to transport or will remove at any point baggage that the passenger refuses to submit for inspection.
    3. AA has the right to refuse to transport baggage on any flight other than the one carrying the passenger.
    4. AA may refuse to accept property for transportation whose size, weight or character renders it unsuitable for transportation in the particular aircraft which is to transport it; which cannot be accommodated without harming or annoying passengers; or which is suitably or adequately packaged to withstand ordinary handling, see FRAGILE/PERISHABLE.
    5. Checked baggage will be carried in the same aircraft as the passenger unless such carriage is deemed impractical by AA, in which event AA will carry the baggage on the next preceding or subsequent flight on which space is available.
    6. Conditions and limitations or restrictions for the acceptance of baggage which are applicable to AA as outlined in this tariff apply to AA local travel and to AA in conjunction with other participating carriers under AA governed interline travel. Passengers on codeshare flights operated by another carrier may also be subject the charges and fees imposed by the operating carrier.
    C. The suitability of baggage, as to weight, size and character, to be carried in the passenger compartment of the aircraft will be determined by the carrier.
    D. AA will not be obligated to carry baggage until the passenger has paid all applicable charges or has complied with credit arrangements established by AA.
    E. No article, other than duffel bags, sea bags, or B-4 bags, sporting equipment (SPORTING EQUIPMENT below), live animals, or cabin baggage, will be accepted for transportation if it weighs more than 100 pounds, or the sum of the greatest outside length plus the greatest outside height plus the greatest outside width exceeds 126 inches. The greatest single dimension may not exceed 75 inches. Items that exceed the maximum allowable size and weight will not be accepted as checked baggage. Contact Air Cargo for shipping rates.

    III. DANGEROUS, DAMAGEABLE OR UNSUITABLE BAGGAGE
    Passenger must not include in his baggage articles which are likely to endanger the aircraft, persons, or property, which are likely to be damaged by air carriage or which are unsuitable packed, or the carriage of which is forbidden by any applicable laws, regulations or orders of any state to be flown from, into, or over. If the weight size or character of baggage renders it unsuitable for carriage on the aircraft, AA, prior to or at any stage of the journey, will refuse to carry the baggage. The following articles will be carried as baggage only by arrangement, and with the prior consent of AA, in accordance with AA's regulations:
    A. Explosives munitions, corrosives and articles which are easily ignited.
    B. Liquids
    C. Live animals, (other than pets), service animals, dogs trained to detect explosives or drugs and dogs trained for search and rescue.
    D. Photoflash Bulbs, when appropriately marked and contained in the original package of the manufacturer.
    E. Compressed Gases, (flammable, non-flammable and poisonous); Corrosives (such as acids and wet batteries); flammable liquids and solids (such as matches, lighter fuels, rubbing alcohol); Oxidizing materials; Poisons; Radioactive materials; and other restricted articles (such as mercury, magnetic materials, offensive or irritating material).

    IV. CARRY-ON BAGGAGE
    A. When baggage is carried on board the aircraft, it must be retained in the passenger's custody and safely secured in either the overhead bin or under the seat stowage area. A maximum of one carry-on bag is permitted in addition to one personal item. A personal item includes a purse, briefcase, laptop bag or similar item such as a tote that does not exceed 36 linear inches. AA may place additional limits on carry-on baggage based on the stowage capacity of a specific aircraft. If government regulations are more restrictive, such restrictions shall apply.
    B. Carry-on baggage can include, but is not limited to: suitcases, small duffels or sports bags, shopping bags or camera bags. The dimensional measurement of the one carry-on bag shall not exceed 45 in./115 cm.. Carry-on baggage that does not meet AA's size or limitation requirements will be checked.
    C. Additional items allowed above and beyond items listed in paragraph (B) include: Coats or wraps; Book or newspaper; Bistro sized or smaller bag of food that is consumable; approved safety seat for lap or ticketed child (may be checked); Pillow or blanket; Diaper bag for lap or ticketed child; Umbrella stroller for lap or ticketed child; Assistive devices for passengers such as wheelchairs, walkers, portable oxygen concentrator, and CPAP machines, etc.

    V. CHECKED BAGGAGE
    A. Nothing contained in this tariff shall entitle a passenger to have his baggage checked on a journey for which AA does not offer facilities for checking of baggage.
    B. Upon delivery to AA of the baggage to be checked, AA will insert in the ticket the number of pieces and weight of the checked baggage (which act shall constitute the issuance of the baggage check); in addition AA will issue for identification purposes only, a baggage (claim) tag for each piece of baggage so delivered and covered by the baggage check. All checked baggage must be properly packed in suitcases or similar containers in order to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care in handling. Fragile or perishable articles, money, jewelry, silverware, negotiable papers, securities or other valuables will not be accepted as checked baggage.
    C. Baggage must be checked at the airport location designated by AA and in advance of flight departure time as prescribed by AA. Advance time limit for baggage check-in for flights originating in airports outside the United States or flights departing the United States for an international destination is 60 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time except the following departure cities:
    Departure from Cutoff time for baggage check-in
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) 75 minutes
    Caracas, Venezuela (CCS) 90 minutes
    Dublin, Ireland (DUB) 75 minutes
    Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) 90 minutes

    D. The passenger's name must appear on the baggage. AA will supply baggage identification labels free of charge.
    E. Baggage will not be checked:
    1. To a point that is not specified on the passenger's ticket
    2. Beyond the passenger's next point of stopover or, if there is no stopover, beyond the destination designated on the ticket
    3. Beyond a point at which the passenger wants to reclaim the baggage or any portion thereof
    4. Beyond the point to which all applicable charges have been paid
    5. Beyond a point at which the passenger is to transfer to a connecting flight, if that flight is scheduled to depart from an airport different from the one at which the passenger is scheduled to arrive
    F. Live animals will not be checked beyond a point of transfer to another carrier.
    G. In addition to articles listed in SPORTING EQUIPMENT, the following items are allowed in lieu of standard checked baggage. If in excess, see EXCESS, OVERSIZE, OR OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE CHARGES.
    1. Garment bag
    2. Musical instrument
    H. Boxes may be accepted as part of the checked baggage allowance subject to allowances and charges.
    Exception: No boxes will be accepted as checked baggage to ASU/BSB/REC/SSA
    Note: the exceptions do not apply to bicycle, garment bags or musical instruments boxes.

    IV. STANDARD BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE - ADULT
    (See also STANDARD BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE – MILITARY, and STANDARD BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE – CHILD/INFANT for exceptions.)
    Where two or more passengers traveling as one party to a common destination or point of stopover by the same flight, present themselves and their baggage for traveling at the same time and place, they shall be permitted a total free baggage allowance equal to the combination of their individual free baggage allowances.
    See OVERSIZE, OR OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE CHARGES below for acceptance and charges for baggage that exceeds 50lb/23kg and 62in/153cm not included in the following allowances:
    A. Transatlantic baggage allowances

    Cabin Number of Bags Charge per bag
    First/Business 1-3 No Charge
      4-10 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140
    Premium Economy 1-2 No Charge
      3-10 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140
    Economy to/from/via Brazil 1-2 No Charge
      3-5 USD/CAD85.00/EUR65/GBP65
    Economy to/from/via Europe 1** No Charge
      2** USD/CAD100.00/EUR75/GBP65
      3-10 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140
    Economy to/from/via South America/El Salvador 1-2 No Charge
      3-5 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140
    Economy to/from/via Ghana/India/Kenya/Nigeria via LON (AA/BA only) 1-2 No Charge
      3-10 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140
    Economy 1-2 No Charge
      3-10 USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140

    No more than 10 checked bags allowed per passenger, except a maximum of 5 checked bags accepted for travel to/from Mexico/Caribbean/Central and South America

    B. Transpacific baggage allowances

    Cabin Number of Bags Charge per bag
    First/Business 1-3 No Charge
    4-10 USD/CAD150.00/JPY15000
    Economy to/from/via Brazil 1-2 No Charge
      3-5 USD/CAD85.00/JPY8500
    Economy 1-2 No Charge
      3-10 USD/CAD150.00/JPY15000

    No more than 10 checked bags allowed per passenger, except a maximum of 5 checked bags accepted for travel to/from Mexico/Caribbean/Central and South America

    C. North/Central/South America baggage allowances

    Cabin Number of Bags Charge per bag
    First/Business 1-3 No Charge
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy within/between US/CA 1** USD/CAD25.00
      2** USD/CAD35.00
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-10 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy to/from/via Brazil 1-2 No Charge
      3-5 USD/CAD85.00
    Economy to/from/via South America/El Salvador 1-2 No Charge
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy to/from BJX/GDL/MEX/MTY 1** No Charge
      2** USD/CAD40.00
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy to/from KIN/PAP/POS/SDQ/STI 1** No Charge
      2** USD/CAD40.00
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy to/from Central America except BZE/LIR/RTB/SJO 1** No Charge
      2** USD/CAD40.00
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00
    Economy 1** USD/CAD25.00
      2** USD/CAD35.00
      3 USD/CAD150.00
      4-5 USD/CAD200.00

    No more than 5 checked bags allowed per passenger except for within/between US/CA

    ** the following passengers will be allowed a 1st and 2nd checked bag at no additional charge provided it falls within the size and weight limitations. These free checked bag allowances apply on flights operate by American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection®.
    1. American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum* or AAdvantage Platinum
    2. Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K or MVP Gold members
    3. oneworld alliance Emerald* or Sapphire members
    4. Customers flying on the same reservation as an American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum*, AAdvantage Platinum or oneworld alliance Emerald* or Sapphire member regardless of frequent flyer status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
    5. First and Business Class MileSAAver® Awards
    6. First and Business Class AAnytime® Awards
    7. First and Business Class upgrades confirmed prior to check-in

    VII. OVERSIZE OR OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE CHARGES
    (See EMBARGO RESTRICTIONS for exceptions to the following requirements)
    AA will accept baggage in excess of size and/or weight allowances described above upon
    payment of the oversize and/or overweight baggage fees specified below.
    The excess fees apply upon each check-in and are cumulative, i.e., a single item of
    baggage may be subject to additional bag charge as well as oversize and/or overweight charge.
    A. Collection of excess weight/oversize/additional piece charges is at the passenger's option, either At the point of origin for the entire journey to the final destination, or at the point of
    origin to the first point of stopover. When carriage is resumed, charges will be payable from the point of stopover to the next point of stopover or destination.
    B. When on a journey for which a through excess baggage ticket has been issued there is an increase in the amount of excess baggage carried, AA will issue a separate excess baggage ticket for such increase and collect charges to destination or stopover point, as the case may be.
    C. Size and weight restrictions of Checked Baggage
    No article, other than cabin baggage, duffel bags, sea bags, B-4 bags, sporting equipment, or live animals will be accepted for transportation if the linear dimensions and/or weight exceeds:
    1. Travel within North/Central/South America - 126in/100lbs.
    2. Transatlantic/transpacific travel – 126in/70lbs.
    Exception: Transpacific travel to/from/via China/Japan/Korea – 126in/100lbs.
    D. Subject to the provisions of this rule, the charge for overweight baggage will be:
    1) Baggage over 50lbs but less than 70lbs will be charged USD/CAD100.00/EUR75/GBP65
    Exception 1: To/from Brazil – no overweight charge on any bag up to 70lb
    Exception 2: First/Business cabin – no overweight charge on any free bag
    allowance up to 70lb
    Exception 3: Transpacific travel – USD/CAD60.00/JPY6000
    2) Baggage over 70lb but not to exceed 100lb will be charged USD/CAD200.00
    Exception: Travel to/from/via JP/CN/KR - USD/CAD450.00/JPY45000
    E. Subject to the provisions of this rule, the charge for oversize baggage will be:
    Each bag exceeding 62 linear inches but less than 126 linear will be charged USD/CAD200.00/EUR150/GBP140 per bag
    Exception: Transpacific/Transatlantic travel - USD150.00/CAD150.00/
    JPY15000/EUR120/GBP100 per bag

    VIII. STANDARD BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE - MILITARY
    Military ID and travel orders must be presented.
    A. Active duty U.S. Military free allowances when traveling on orders allowed 5 checked bags not to exceed 100lbs/126 linear inches per bag.
    B. Active duty U.S. Military free allowances for personal travel* allowed 3 checked bags not to exceed 70lbs/62 linear inches per bag.
    C. Active duty U.S. Military dependents free allowances when traveling on order allowed 3 checked bags not to exceed 100lb/126 linear inches per bag.
    * Traveling in uniform is not required.

    IX. STANDARD BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE - CHILD/INFANT
    The baggage allowance for children will be as follows:
    A. Travel within/between U.S. and Canada, no free baggage allowance for children
    B. Lap infants –
    1) Traveling within the U.S., no free baggage allowance
    2) Traveling internationally, the baggage allowance for an Infant passenger will be 1 checked bag subject to the accompanying Adult's 1st checked bag allowance including any checked bag charge/overweight/oversize charge.
    C. Infants/children paying 50 percent or more of an Adult fare will receive the same baggage allowances as the Adult fare.

    X. CABIN-SEAT BAGGAGE AND CHARGES
    When a passenger requests that an item of baggage be carried in the cabin and it is determined by AA that the item is acceptable as cabin baggage but it is so fragile and/or bulky as to require the use of a seat(s), the provisions specified below will apply:
    A. Cabin-seat baggage must be carried aboard the aircraft by the passenger and secured in a seat.
    B. AA will charge 100 percent of the applicable adult fare. The cabin-seat baggage will not be included in determining checked baggage allowance or excess baggage charges.

    XI. EMBARGO RESTRICTIONS
    A. Boxes and plastic tubs, coolers and containers will not be accepted during any embargo period.
    B. Year Round Embargo - Directional travel to ASU, BSB, LPB, REC, SSA, VVI
    1. A maximum of 2 checked bags will be allowed in Economy class or 3 checked bags in First/Business class
    2. Maximum weight per bag is 70lbs/32kgs of each bag
    3. Maximum size is 62in/158cm of each bag
    C. Seasonal Embargo - for travel from June 1 through the Tuesday after Labor Day or the Saturday before Thanksgiving through the Tuesday after Three Kings Day each year:
    1. A maximum of 2 checked bags will be allowed in Economy class or 3 checked bags in First/Business class
    Exception: travel to Mexico on American Eagle only allowed one checked bag
    2. Maximum weight per bag is 70lbs/32kgs of each bag
    3. Maximum size is 62in/158cm of each bag
    4. Travel on American Airlines Jet service:
    Directional service to BSB, CCS, CLO, GDL, GND, GUA, KIN, MAR, MDE, MEX, MGA, PAP, POS, SAL, SAP, SDQ, SKB, STI, TGU, UIO
    5. Travel on American Eagle service:
    Directional service to AGU, BJX, CUU, ELH, GDL, GGT,HMO, LRM, MHH, MLM, MZT, NAS, PBC,POP, QRO,SLP, TRC, VER, ZCL
    D. The above embargo periods do not apply to cameras, film, lighting and sound equipment in excess of those allowed above tendered by representatives of network or local television broadcasting companies, commercial film making companies, the U.S. Federal government or department of defense, will be accepted for transportation upon payment of the excess baggage charges specified in this rule.

    XII. FRAGILE/PERISHABLE
    A. Upon request, fragile/bulky items will be carried as cabin-seat baggage subject to the provisions in CABIN SEAT BAGGAGE AND CHARGES.
    B. Fragile Items will be accepted if they are appropriately packaged in a properly sealed factory carton which was originally intended for the shipment of the item being checked or a cardboard mailing tube or container or case designed for shipping such items and packed with protective internal material. AA may, at its discretion, accept fragile items without appropriate packaging. Such acceptance will be at the passenger's sole risk and without any liability to AA.

    XIII. CLASSES AND EXAMPLES OF FRAGILE AND/OR PERISHABLE ITEMS
    The classes of items listed below are EXAMPLES of what AA considers to be fragile, perishable or otherwise unsuitable as checked baggage and are subject to the conditions of acceptance set forth in FRAGILE/PERISHABLE. This is not an exhaustive list, and AA's classification of an item shall be final.

    Mechanical Items
    (see also Precision Items)
    Typewriters; sewing machines; watches; clocks; hair dryers/blowers/ curlers/setters; electric toothbrushes; Waterpiks; coffee pots; toasters; calculators; turntables; phonograph records
    Electronics Television sets; cathode-ray tube devices; cell phones and phone chargers; audio and video equipment; radios (including citizen band); tape recorders; portable stereos; MP3 players, compact discs and CD players; DVDs and DVD players; Blu-ray discs and Blu-ray players; computers (desktop, laptop, netbook, tablet); computer disks and components
    Precision (Calibrated) Items Microscopes; electron microscopes; oscilloscopes; meters; counters; polygraphs; electrographs; medical equipment, and electronic medical equipment that includes tubes and glass; other sensitive calibrated tools and equipment
    Artistic Items Sconces; decorative screens; items of decorator stones, marble, onyx, and alabaster, vases; figurines; trophies; souvenirs; other decorator objects and curios; chess sets; paintings; drawings; statues or other sculptures; plastic; Plaster of Paris molds and casts; pictures; photographs; display models; antique furniture; fish tanks; terrariums
    Photographic, Cinematography Equipment Still cameras, video cameras, lenses, flashbulbs, photoflash equipment, photometers, spectroscopes, phototubes or other devices using sensitive tubes or plates
    Musical Instruments and Equipment Guitars; violins and violas; organs; harps; bass viols and violas; horns; trombones; woodwinds; drums and percussion instruments; all other musical instruments; amplifiers, speakers, and any other support equipment that is not protected in carrying cases sufficient to prevent damage during the course of normal baggage handling
    Glass Glassware; crystal; mirrors; bottles and any liquids contained therein (excluding reasonable quantities of toiletries); telescopes; binoculars; barometers; glass covers on pictures; plate/window glass; stained glass; lampshades
    Paper Advertising displays and models; business documents; mechanical drawings/documents; blueprints; historical documents; antique or other books; maps; charts; photographs (including negative, prints, portraits and slides); piñatas; items made of paper mache
    Chinaware/Ceramics/ Pottery Ceramics; pots; bowls; crockery; dishes; glasses; earthenware and other containers or ornaments made of porcelain or clay hardened by heat
    Household Articles Tabletops and frames; lamps; picture frames and furniture
    Toys Dolls; stuffed animals, dollhouses; model trains, cars and airplanes
    Recreational and Sporting Goods Tennis rackets; fishing rods; sculls; surfboards; scuba-diving masks and pressure gauges; scopes; sporting trophies such as animal horns and antlers; skin-diving gear; firearms; archery equipment; golfing equipment; model airplanes; bicycles; and backpacks, knapsacks, sleeping bags, and tents made of plastic, vinyl, or other easily torn material with aluminum frames, outside pockets, or protruding straps and buckles
    Overpacked Baggage  
    Garment Bags Garment bags and suit/dress covers of light, flimsy plastic or vinyl designed for carrying and not for shipping
    Liquor Cartons Provided for hand carriage by duty free shops
    Boxes/Sacks/Bags Corrugated/cardboard boxes, sacks and bags (and contents thereof) that do not have sufficient durability, a secure closure, or that do not provide sufficient protection from damage to the container and its contents
    Totally unprotected items or non-luggage Uncrated items such as child restraint devices (including car seats and strollers) and any items attached to the device, umbrellas, bag carts, and other items whose shape, material or characteristics render it susceptible to damage
    Otherwise Unsuitable Articles such as cosmetic cases, hat boxes, wig boxes
    Personal Items Dentures and retainers
    Perishables Fresh or frozen foodstuffs such as fruits, vegetables, meats, fish poultry, bakery products and dairy products; potted plants and foliage (such as branches and blossoms of flowers), floral and nursery stock such as flowers, fruit and vegetable plants; cut flowers and foliage such as floral displays

    XIV. RESTRICTED AND PROHIBITED ARTICLES
    A. Any article listed in the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR 171-177); the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and/or the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will not be accepted.
    B. Limited quantities of dry ice 5.5 lbs/2.5 kgs. will be accepted for carriage in checked or carry-on baggage provided the baggage is properly vented, labeled and an accurate shipper's certificate is presented to AA.

    XV. ACCEPTANCE OF ANIMALS
    NOTE: See SPECIALLY TRAINED DOGS/SERVICE ANIMALS for exceptions to the following requirements.
    A. Pets, limited to dogs and cats, when properly crated in leakproof containers and accompanied by valid health and rabies vaccination certificates, entry permits and other documents required by countries of entry or transit will be accepted for carriage at the owner's risk, and subject to requirements of AA. AA may limit the number and type of pets; refuse to carry pets in any one aircraft either in the baggage or cargo compartments or in the passenger cabin; or refuse to carry pet(s) if it requires attention in transit.
    B. Pets are excluded from interline transportation. This includes AA marketed codeshare flights (not including American Eagle/American Connection).
    C. The animal must be harmless, inoffensive, odorless, and require no attention during transit.
    D. The animal must be confined in a cage or container subject to inspection and approval by the AA prior to acceptance.
    E. Acceptance is subject to the availability of space at departure time.
    F. The passenger must make all arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with any applicable laws, customs and/or other governmental regulations, requirements or restrictions of the country, state or territory to which the animal is being transported.

    XVI. ANIMALS IN THE CABIN
    A. AA will carry domestic cats, birds and dogs in the passenger compartment of the aircraft subject to conditions in ACCEPTANCE OF ANIMALS (A) above, the additional conditions specified below, and the charges in CHARGES (B) below.
    B. Maximum number of animals and/or containers is limited to one container per passenger. Carriage of animals is limited to a maximum of 5 pet kennels in the coach compartment of the aircraft and 2 pet kennels in the first class compartment of the aircraft.
    EXCEPTION 1: The EMJ equipment is limited to two containers.
    EXCEPTION 2: The CRJ equipment is limited to two per passenger compartment, total of four pets.
    C. Advance arrangements must be made for cabin animals.
    D. The container must be stowed under the seat directly in front of the passenger and the animal must remain in the container while onboard the aircraft.
    E. The container must not exceed 23 inches in length, 13 inches in width and 9 inches in height. Soft-sided pet carriers may exceed these dimensions slightly because they are collapsible.
    F. Pets in cabin will not be accepted for flights to/from Hawaii, Argentina, Barbados,Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Transatlantic, or Transpacific flights.
    G. The container must be leakproof.
    H. The container must be ventilated on at least two sides and must permit the animal to stand in a normal manner.

    XVII. CHECKED ANIMALS
    A. No more than two containers will be accepted per fare-paying passenger as checked baggage.
    B. One pet per container. Two pets per container if same species, are between eight weeks and six months old and weigh no more than 20lbs each.
    C. Pets will be accepted as baggage only when accompanied by a passenger traveling on the same aircraft.
    D. When transported in the cargo compartment the gross weight of the animal and container must not exceed 100 pounds.
    E. AA reserves the right not to accept animals as checked baggage when extreme weather temperatures exist throughout AA's system in order to protect animal health and welfare.

    XVIII. SPECIALLY TRAINED DOGS/SERVICE ANIMALS
    A. AA accepts for transportation, one of the following properly harnessed animals, when it is accompanied by its handler. The animal will be permitted to accompany such passenger into the cabin, but will not be permitted to occupy a seat.
    1. A service animal (a guide dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability) accompanying a disabled passenger
    2. Dog trained in search and rescue
    3. Dog trained in drug or explosive detection
    B. The dog must have a harness and present credible documentation (identification card, markings on harnesses, tags, training certifications or other government documentation. Exception: documentation not required of service animals accompanying a disabled passenger.
    C. Any unclean or animal with disruptive behavior will be denied boarding and AA will determine where passengers and dogs or service animals accepted under this rule will be seated, for the safety and comfort of other passengers.
    D. Permits and Refused Entry (applicable only to/from points outside the U.S.A.)
    1. Animals, as described above, will not be carried unless proper permits are obtained for entry into the country or territory of destination and countries or territories of transit where such permits are required and only if the evidence of possession of such permits is presented prior to reservations being made. If any country or territory on the route prohibits the entry of animals, carriage will be refused. AA will not be responsible in the event any such animal is refused entry into passage through any country or territory. The owner assumes all risk of injury to, sickness, or death of such animal.
    2. It should be understood also that under certain operating conditions such as long nonstop flights or on certain types of aircraft it is impracticable to carry an animal in the passenger compartments and under such conditions carriage will be refused.

    XIX. CHARGES
    The pet and container will always be subject to the following charges:
    A. Animals accepted as Checked baggage will not be included in the passenger's checked baggage allowances and will be charged:
    USD 175.00/CAD 175.00 per carrier in which the animal is transported
    Exception 1: Service animals for the disabled, no charge
    Exception 2: to/from Brazil, USD150.00/CAD150.00
    B. Animals accepted as Carry-on baggage will be in lieu of the passenger's Carry-on Baggage allowance and will be charged:
    USD125.00/CAD125.00 per carrier in which the animal is transported
    Exception: Service animals for the disabled, no charge

    XX. SPORTING EQUIPMENT
    Equipment items listed below will be accepted as checked baggage subject to the conditions of acceptance and/or prescribed charges stated in this rule.
    A. Allowance
    Unless otherwise specified, one item not to exceed 50lb/23kgs and 62in/153cm may be accepted in lieu of a standard item of baggage.
    B. Charges
    Unless otherwise specified, one item of Sporting equipment is subject to the applicable excess charge for a single piece of baggage.
    C. Baggage Embargoes
    Unless otherwise specified, items listed below are allowed during baggage embargoes.

    Item Restrictions
    Antlers • Maximum size accepted is 70lb/32kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • Antlers must be as free of residue as possible. The skull must be wrapped and the tips protected. AA is not liable for damage to antlers.
    • The passenger must make all arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with any applicable laws, customs, and/or governmental regulations, requirements, or restrictions of the county, state, or territory to/from which the antlers are being transported.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags.
    Archery equipment • For the purposes of this provision, one item of archery equipment will consist of one bow, one quiver, arrows, and maintenance kit.
    • AA is not liable for damage to archery equipment that is not presented in a hard-sided case.
    Backpacks, Knapsacks • Defined as a canvas or leather bag with outside zippered compartments with or without frame.
    • AA is not liable for damage to backpack/knapsack or contents or loss/damage to items attached to backpack/knapsack.
    Bicycles • Maximum size accepted is 70lb/32kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • Defined as one bicycle. Each case may contain only one bicycle.
    • Carrier will accept non-motorized touring or racing bicycles with single or tandem seats.
    • Bicycles must have the handlebars fixed sideways and the pedals removed or placed in a cardboard container with handlebars fixed sideways. The pedals and handlebars must be encased in plastic foam or similar materials. AA is not liable for damage to bicycles not presented in a hard-sided case.
    • CO2 cartridges used to inflate tires are considered dangerous goods and will not be accepted in checked or carry-on baggage.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags.
    • Exception 1: Bicycle and containers less than 50lb/62in allowed at the 1st checked bag rate
    • Exception 2: Travel to/from/via BR, irrespective of size, bikes are accepted at the standard baggage fees.
    Boogie boards, Skim boards, Speed boards  
    Bowling Equipment • For the purpose of this rule, bowling equipment will consist of bowling case with bowling balls and shoes.
    • AA is not liable for damage to bowling balls or bowling ball cases due to the weight and density of the items and the size of the bag.
    • Bowling ball cleaners that contain high amounts of acetone or alcohol over 70 percent in volume are considered dangerous goods and will not be allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
    Camping Equipment • One item of camping equipment is defined as one tent or one sleeping bag.
    • AA is not liable for damage to camping equipment.
    • Camping stove fuels, Sterno, matches, lighters, and flares are considered dangerous goods and will not be allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
    Fishing Equipment • Maximum size accepted is 50lb/23kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • For the purpose of this rule, fishing equipment is defined as rods and reels (two rods, one creel,) contained in a case and one bag with fishing tackle, landing net, and fishing boots.
    • Two pieces – Fishing rod case and fishing equipment bag are charged the 1st or 2nd bag rate as applicable. For purposes of excess baggage, two pieces count as one item.
    • AA is not liable for damage to fishing equipment not presented in a hard-sided case.
    Golfing equipment • Maximum weight is 70 pounds for no extra charge. Size is limited to the size of a hard-sided golf case.
    • For the purpose of this rule, golfing equipment will be defined as one golf bag with golf clubs, golf balls, and shoes. (l4 golf clubs, l2 golf balls, and one pair of golf shoes)
    • AA is not liable for damage to golf clubs not presented in a hard-sided case.
    • Swingless golf club load strips are considered dangerous goods and are not allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
    Hang glider • Maximum size accepted is 70lb/32kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • AA is not liable for damage to hang-gliding equipment.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags
    Hockey/ Lacrosse Equipment • For the purpose of this rule, hockey/lacrosse equipment will consist of one equipment bag weighing up to 50 pounds and measuring no more than 62 linear inches plus hockey/lacrosse sticks.
    • Two pieces – Equipment bag plus Hockey/Lacrosse stick(s) are charged the 1st or 2nd bag rate as applicable. For purposes of excess baggage, two pieces count as one item.
    • AA is not liable for damage to hockey/lacrosse equipment.
    Javelin • Maximum size accepted is 70lb/32kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • AA is not liable for damage to javelins.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags
    Kayaks, Boats, Sculls, Canoes • Kayaks, boats, sculls, and canoes will not be accepted as baggage
    Oars One pair of oars will be accepted as checked baggage
    Pole Vault Pole vault equipment will not be accepted as baggage
    Scuba-Diving Equipment • For the purposes of this provision, one item of scuba diving equipment is defined as one scuba tank, one scuba regulator, one tank harness, one pressure gauge, one mask, one pair of fins, one snorkel, one knife, one spear gun and one safety vest.
    • The regulator valve must have an opening to allow for a visual inspection inside.
    • AA is not liable for damage to scuba gear.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags
    • Exception 1: Scuba Gear without tanks allowed at the 1st checked bag rate
    • Exception 2: Travel to/from/via BR, irrespective of size, bikes are accepted at the standard baggage fees
    Shooting
    (Sporting Firearms)
    Not accepted for travel to/from/via the United Kingdom
    • Exception: Military or Government personnel traveling on official business with proper documentation
    • One item of shooting equipment is defined as (1) one rifle case containing not more than three rifles, with or without scopes, 11 pounds of ammunition, one shooting mat, noise suppressors and small rifle tools; (2) three shotguns and one shotgun case; or (3) one pistol case containing not more than five pistols, 5 pounds of ammunition, noise suppressors, one pistol telescope and small pistol tools.
    • Firearms will be accepted as checked baggage only.
    • Advance arrangements must be made.
    • Firearms must be unloaded and packed in a locked, hard-sided container such as a rifle case. Baggage containing handguns must be locked with a key or lock combination in possession of the passenger only. Ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer's original package or securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes.
    • When firearms are carried on the aircraft, entry permits shall be in the possession of the passenger for the country or countries of transit and destination.
    Skateboard  
    Skiing (Water or Snow) Equipment • One pair of skis up to 126in and one boot bag containing boots/binds only not to exceed 45 linear inches.
    • One item of skiing equipment is defined as one pair of skis and one pair of ski poles or one bag containing one pair of ski boots.
    • Lighters or torches for applying ski wax are considered dangerous goods and are not allowed in checked or carry-on baggage.
    • A Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags
    • Exception: Travel to/from/via BR, are accepted as part of free allowances. If in excess, USD28.00.
    Snow-boarding Equipment • one item of snowboarding equipment is defined as one snowboard, one pair of bindings and one pair of snow boots
    Surfboards, Kiteboards, Wakeboards • Applicable only between points in the U.S.A./Canada and points in Central/South America and Area 2/3, subject to the applicable excess baggage charge for a single piece.
    • AA is not liable for damage to surfboards, kiteboards, and wakeboards.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags
    • Exception 1: Kiteboard/wakeboard/wave skis less than 50lb/62in allowed at the 1st checked bag rate
    • Exception 2: Travel to/from/via BR, 1st board charged at USD42.50; additional surfboards are charged USD85.00
    Tennis Equipment • Tennis rackets and tennis balls will be accepted
    Windsurfing, Kitesurfing • Maximum size accepted is 50lb/23kgs and 126in/320cm. Acceptance is subject to aircraft size and load conditions.
    • One item of wind/kite surfing equipment is defined as consisting of one windsurfing/kitesurfing board and one mast, boom and sail
    • Can be two pieces, accepted for one charge.
    • AA is not liable for damage to windsurfing/kitesurfing equipment.
    • Windsurfing/kitesurfing equipment will not be accepted for transportation during an excess baggage embargo period.
    • Charge of USD 150.00/CAD 150.00 irrespective of the number of checked bags

    XXI. DELIVERY OF CHECKED BAGGAGE BY CARRIER
    A. Checked baggage will be delivered to the bearer of the baggage check upon payment of all unpaid sums due carrier under contract of carriage and upon return to carrier of the baggage (claim) tag(s) issued in connection with such baggage. AA is under no obligation to ascertain that the bearer of the baggage check and baggage (claim) tag is entitled to delivery of the baggage and carrier is not liable for any loss, damage or expense arising out of or in connection with such delivery of the baggage. Delivery will be made at the destination shown on the baggage check, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (C) below.
    B. In the event the checked baggage does not arrive on the American Airlines or American Eagle flight designated on the passenger ticket, AA will make reasonable efforts to return the baggage to the passenger within 24 hours of flight arrival time for domestic U.S. travel. Passengers should notify an AA baggage agent prior to leaving the airport that checked baggage is missing. Once the baggage is located, a local delivery company will return the bag to the local address at AA expense.
    C. AA's goal to return bags within 24 hours applies only when AA is the carrier transporting the passenger to his stopping point or final destination. Returning bags may take longer than 24 hours for international itineraries due to flight duration, frequency of flights, or Customs and Immigration procedures at the destination airport. Below are circumstances that may inhibit AA from returning bags within 24 hours:
    1. No local name, address or phone number provided
    2. Remote location or "unreachable" address, such as cruise ship or camping site
    3. Change of delivery address without notification -Limited flight schedules to destination
    4. Operational circumstances preventing AA from locating or delivering baggage within this time frame.
    D. If the provisions of paragraph (A) above, are not complied with by a person claiming the baggage, AA will deliver the baggage only on condition that such person establishes to AA's satisfaction his rights thereto and if required by carrier, such person shall furnish adequate security to indemnify AA for any loss, damage or expense which may be incurred by AA as a result of such delivery.
    E. At the request of the bearer of the baggage check and baggage (claim) tag(s), checked baggage will be at the place of departure or an intermediate stopping place upon the same condition provided for in paragraph (A) above, unless precluded by government regulations or unless time and circumstances do not permit. In delivering baggage at the place of departure or at any intermediate stopping place, carrier shall be under no obligation to refund any charges paid.
    F. Acceptance of baggage by the bearer of the baggage check and baggage (claim) tag(s) without written complaint at the time of delivery is presumptive evidence that the baggage and contents have been delivered in good condition and in accordance with the contract of carriage.

    XXII. EXCESS VALUE CHARGES FOR BAGGAGE
    A. A passenger may declare a value for baggage in excess of USD/CAD $20.00 (or 250 French gold francs) or its equivalent per kilogram in the case of checked baggage and USD/CAD400.00 (or 5000 French gold francs) or its equivalent per passenger in the case of unchecked baggage or other property.
    B. For purposes of transportation under the Montreal Convention, a passenger may, when checking in for a flight and presenting property for transportation, declare a value for baggage in excess of the maximum liability of 1,000 SDR's per passenger for all checked baggage.
    C. When such declaration is made, a charge of such excess value will be assessed at
    USD/CAD2.00 per $100.00 or fraction thereof.
    NOTE: A higher declared value may not be applied to money, jewelry, silverware, negotiable papers, securities, business documents, samples, paintings, antiques, artifacts, manuscripts, irreplaceable books or publications or other similar valuables.

    XXIII. VALUATION LIMIT OF BAGGAGE
    A. No baggage or other property of any one passenger having a declared value in excess of the amounts shown below will be accepted for carriage, unless special arrangement has been made in advance between the passenger and AA:
    B. When personal property, including baggage, is tendered for transportation via two or more carriers with different maximum limits on declared value, the lowest limit for any such carrier shall apply to all carriers participating in such transportation.
    C. When excess valuation exceeds USD 4,000.00 baggage may be checked online only.
    D. VALUATION LIMIT: USD 5,000.00/CAD 5,000.00

    XXIV. COLLECTION OF EXCESS VALUE CHARGES
    Excess value charges will be payable at the point of origin for the entire journey to final destination; provided, that, if at a stopover en route, a passenger declares a higher excess value than that originally declared, additional value charges for the increased value from the stopover at which the higher excess value was declared to final destination will be payable.
    EXCEPTION: Excess value charges will be payable only to the point to which the baggage is checked or to the point of transfer to another carrier if such point precedes the point to which baggage is checked.

    XXV. REFUND OF CHARGES ON INVOLUNTARY REROUTING OR CANCELLATIONS
    When a passenger is rerouted or his carriage cancelled, the provisions which govern the payment of additional fares or the refunding of fares shall likewise govern the payment or the refunding of excess charges.

    XXVI. ACCEPTANCE OF IN-BOND BAGGAGE
    Subject to advance arrangements being made with the carrier, in-bond baggage will be subject to a USD 50.00/CAD 30.00 processing fee for each piece transported.
    A. For the purpose of this rule, in-bond baggage will be defined as baggage transported into the U.S. from a point outside the country that:
    1. Is placed in AA's custody by customs for:
    a) Transport to the passenger's U.S. airport of destination or the nearest customs facility for customs inspection, or
    b) Transport to the passenger's U.S. port of departure from a point outside the U.S., or
    c) Export to a point outside the U.S. from the passenger's port of entry.
    2. Must remain inaccessible to the passenger.
    3. Must be delivered into customs' custody for clearance to the passenger.
    4. Normal baggage/liability rules apply.  

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      DATE: 08/03/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0125AA

      EXCESS VALUE CHARGES FOR BAGGAGE

      EXCESS VALUE CHARGES

        A passenger may declare a value for baggage in excess of $20.00 (Canadian $20.00 or 250 French gold francs) or its equivalent per kilogram in the case of checked baggage and $400.00 (Canadian $400.00 or 5000 French gold francs) or its equivalent per passenger in the case of unchecked baggage or other property.

        For purposes of transportation under the Montreal Convention, a passenger may, when checking in for a flight and presenting property for transportation, declare a value for baggage in excess of the maximum liability of 1,000 SDR's per passenger for all checked baggage.

        When such declaration is made, a charge of such excess value will be assessed at the following rates:

        1. Charge Additional Amount of Liability (USD/CAD)
          $2.00 per $100.00 or fraction thereof

          NOTE: A higher declared value may not be applied to money, jewelry, silverware, negotiable papers, securities, business documents, samples, paintings, antiques, artifacts, manuscripts, irreplaceable books or publications or other similar valuables.

      VALUATION LIMIT OF BAGGAGE

        No baggage or other property of any one passenger having a declared value in excess of the amounts shown below will be accepted for carriage, unless special arrangement therefore has been made in advance between the passenger and AA:

        1. VALUATION LIMIT
          U.S. CURRENCY CANADIAN CURRENCY
          $5,000 5,000


        When personal property, including baggage, is tendered for transportation via two or more carriers with different maximum limits on declared value, the lowest limit for any such carrier shall apply to all carriers participating in such transportation.

        When excess valuation exceeds USD 4,000.00 baggage may be checked online only.

      COLLECTION OF EXCESS VALUE CHARGES Excess value charges will be payable at the point of origin for the entire journey to final destination; provided, that, if at a stopover en route, a passenger declares a higher excess value than that originally declared, additional value charges for the increased value from the stopover at which the higher excess value was declared to final destination will be payable.
      EXCEPTION: Excess value charges will be payable only to the point to which the baggage is checked or to the point of transfer to another carrier if such point precedes the point to which baggage is checked.

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    1. DATE: 08/04/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT INQUIRY AA1-0135AA

      STOPOVERS

       (A) Stopovers will be permitted under the following conditions:
      (1) Stopovers must be arranged with AA in advance and specified on the ticket.
      (2) Stopovers will be permitted at any point which can be included in an itinerary constructed
      either by the use of a mileage routing or as specified in the published routing, unless such stopover is prohibited by the AA's tariff or government regulations.
      (3) For travel between Canada and the U.S./Puerto Rico/Virgin islands, a stopover, as used
      herein, will occur when a passenger arrives at an intermediate or junction transfer point
      on a flight and fails to depart from such intermediate or junction transfer point on:
      (a) The first flight on which space is available; or
      (b) The flight that will provide for the passenger's earliest arrival at intermediate or junction transfer point(s) or destination point,
      via the carrier and class of service as shown on the passenger‚¬ticket. Provided, however
      that in no event will a stopover occur when the passenger departs from the intermediate
      or junction transfer point on a flight shown in the carrier's official general schedules
      and/or service patterns as departing within four hours after his arrival at such point.
      (4) Stopover Provisions for Normal/Special Fares
      (Applicable to all fares for which stopovers other than at the point of turnaround are
      prohibited or restricted in number.) When travel at a through fare is interrupted by surface
      travel, either at intermediate points or at the point of turnaround, the points of
      disembarkation and reembarkation of the interrupted portion of travel will be considered
      together as one stopover or the one point of turnaround.
      (5) Only one stopover is permitted at any single point on the itinerary of a journey travelled
      at a one way or half a round trip fare. The origin and destination or point of turnaround, as
      the case may be, may not be included in such itinerary more than once, regardless as to
      whether or not a stopover is made at such point.

      (B) Except as otherwise provided, stopovers will be permitted free of charge at all intermediate
      points on routings applicable to fares between points in the U.S.A./Canada on the one hand and points outside the U.S.A./Canada on the other hand. 

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      DATE: 07/01/08 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0200AA

      CHILDREN AND INFANT FARES

       (A) ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN AND INFANTS
      Fares for accompanied infants and children will be charged according to the chart below,
      provided:
      (1) Infants under 2 years of age are accompanied by a passenger 16 years of age or over on the
      same flight and in the same compartment paying the applicable adult fare.
      NOTE: When travel includes both Domestic and International service and different infant fares apply, the fare need not be more than the sum of the applicable fares for the Domestic and International portions.
      (2) Only one infant is permitted to accompany each passenger paying the applicable adult fare in
      order to apply the charge in Column 2.
      (3) Children at least 2 years of age but under 12 years of age who are accompanied by a
      passenger 16 years of age or over on the same flight and in the same compartment paying the
      applicable adult fare.
      (4) When children's discounts are permitted on Round Trip published fares, the child must be
      accompanied on the same flight and in the same compartment for the entire trip by an adult fare paying passenger at least 16 years old.
      (5) (Applicable between the U.S.A./Canada and the Caribbean/Mexico/Central America/South
      America) A maximum of four children will be permitted to accompany each passenger paying
      the applicable adult fare in order to apply the charge in Column 3.
      (6) If the infant/child is not included in the same booking record as the accompanying adult, the
      booking records must be cross-referenced. Percentage shown shall be applied to the applicable adult fare.

      .
    2. When Travel Is:
      Accompanied Infants Under 2 Years of Age Not Occupying a Seat Will Pay:
      Accompanied Infants Under 2 Years of Age Occupying a Seat AND Accompanied Children 2 Years of age or Over, But Under 12 Will Pay:
      Between points in
      Area 1 in First/
      Business class
      10 percent 100 percent
      Between Area 1 and
      Area 2/3 in First/
      Business class
      10 percent 100 percent
      Between CA and US/PR/VI 100 percent                             100 percent
      Between US/CA to MX 10 percent 100 percent
      Between points in Area 1 10 percent 100 percent
      Between Area 1 and Area 2 10 percent 75 percent
      Between Area 1 and Area 3 10 percent 75 percent

    (B) UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN (See also Rule 25 (H))
    (1) Unaccompanied children who have reached their 5th birthday but have not reached their
    12th birthday on the date of commencement of their outward journey will be charged the
    full applicable adult fare.
    (2) Unaccompanied children ages 5, 6 or 7 will only be transported over the lines of AA non-
    stop or through plane service.

    (C) The age limits referred to in this rule shall be those in effect on the date of commencement
    of carriage.

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    DATE: 08/04/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0205AA

    FREE AND REDUCED RATE TRANSPORTATION FOR AGENTS 

    (This rule does not apply for travel between the U.S.A. and Mexico or other airline operated code share flights)

    GENERAL AGENTS AND GENERAL SALES AGENTS

    An IATA General Sales Agent, duly appointed by carrier and officials and employees (including members of their immediate families) of such general sales agency, will be allowed free or reduced rate transportation over the lines of carrier, provided:

    the General Sales Agency represents such carrier;

    the General Agent or official or employee of the General Sales Agency devotes all or substantially all of his/her time to the business of the carrier.

    When transportation is for the purpose of the carrier's business, transportation may be issued free of charge by carrier for carriage over its own lines.

    When transportation is for the purpose of vacation:

    Transportation will be issued to the General Sales Agent or to general sales agency officials or employees (including members of their immediate families) by carrier and at the reduced fares listed below, when transportation is for the purpose of a personal vacation of the General Sales Agent or an official or employee of a general sales agency, but not to exceed one trip per calendar year.

    Reduced fare transportation - at 50 percent of the published fare.
    EXCEPTION: When such transportation is authorized on a space available basis, the charge by carrier will be l0 percent of the published fare.

    The discounts stated above will also apply to the excess baggage weight charges.

    In order to obtain the personal vacation transportation the following conditions will apply:

    the appointment of the General Agency must have been in effect continuously for at least twelve months prior to the issuance of the free transportation; and

    application must be made in writing by the General Agent or a senior official of the General Agency to the carrier that is to furnish the transportation, setting forth in detail all the information necessary to establish eligibility for such transportation. Approval of such transportation must be given by an authorized official of the carrier that is furnishing the free transportation.

    Free or reduced transportation will be issued only to General Sales Agents or officials or employees whose place of business is located in a country other than the United States, Canada or Mexico.

    PASSENGER SALES AGENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

    General Application
    Owners, officers, directors and employees of an authorized Passenger Sales Agency of the carrier, will be allowed transportation over the lines of each such carrier on the following basis:

    Reduced fare transportation at 25 percent of the applicable fare: Normal free baggage allowance and excess baggage charges will apply;

    Not more than two trips per calendar year per authorized agency office location;

    The outward portion of travel must be commenced during the calendar year in which the ticket is issued and all travel must be completed within three (3) months from date of issuance;

    Owners, officers, directors or employees of the Passenger's Sales Agency may pool the total number of tickets that carrier will grant pursuant to subparagraphs (a) and (b) above within each country.

    Eligibility

    Reduced fare transportation may be granted provided that the Agent has been on the IATA approved list of agents continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the issuance of the transportation.

    The reduced fare transportation may be granted whether or not there is a Standard IATA Sales Agency Agreement between each carrier participating in the transportation and the Agent, provided that a Standard IATA Sales Agency Agreement exists between the carrier issuing the ticket and the Agent.

    Application For Transportation
    In order to obtain the foregoing transportation, application shall be made by a responsible official of the Passenger Sales Agency in writing to the carrier that is to issue the ticket. Such application shall include the point of origin, stopover points, point of destination, carrier and flight to be used on each portion of the transportation and dates of travel.

    PASSENGER SALES AGENTS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES

    Application
    Owners, officers, directors and employees of an authorized Passenger Sales Agency of the carriers will be allowed transportation over the lines of such carriers on the following basis:

    Reduced fare transportation of 25 percent of the applicable fare. Normal Free baggage allowance and excess baggage charges will apply;

    Not more than two trips per calendar year for each qualified person at each approved location will be permitted provided that no carrier will honor more than two such reduced fare tickets per approved location per calendar year; provided further that the carrier may pool among the qualified personnel of the Agent the total number of tickets that the carrier is entitled to grant within the United States;

    The outward portion of travel must be commenced during the calendar year in which the ticket is issued and all travel shall be completed within three months from the date of issuance of ticket;

    Owners, officers, directors or employees of the Passenger Sales Agency may pool the total number of tickets that carrier(s) will grant pursuant to subparagraphs (a) and (b) above, within the United States.

    Eligibility

    Reduced fare transportation will be granted by the carrier(s) as indicated above provided the agent has been on the IATA approved list of agents continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the date of application for such reduced fare transportation and provided the passenger has been in the service of the agent continuously and without interruption for a period of not less than one year immediately prior to the date of application for such reduced fare transportation.
    EXCEPTION: A person previously eligible for reduced rate transportation in the employ of another approved location or agent, may be granted such transportation after three months service with another approved location or agent provided the new employment is taken up immediately upon termination of the old.

    The reduced fare transportation will be granted whether or not there is a Standard IATA Sales Agency Agreement between each carrier participating in the transportation and the agent; provided that a Standard IATA Sales Agency Agreement exists between the carrier issuing the ticket and the agent.

    Application For Transportation

    On or before December l of each year, Passenger Sales Agents desiring to establish eligibility for the foregoing transportation for the next calendar year shall submit the names of agency personnel eligible or to become eligible during the subsequent calendar year for reduced fare transportation to the Secretary, Traffic Conference l of the International Air Transport Association.

    The Secretary of Traffic Conference l shall furnish each agent with one Educational Travel Development Trip Authorization for each permissible trip.

    In order to obtain the foregoing transportation, application shall be made by a responsible official of the Passenger Sales Agency in writing to the carrier that is to issue the ticket. The application must be countersigned by the person(s) who will make the trip(s). Such application shall be accompanied by the trip authorization, referred to in paragraph (3)(b) above and must be received by the carrier at least l4 days prior to commencement of travel.

    CARGO SALES AGENTS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

    Application
    Sole proprietors, partners, officers, directors and employees of an authorized Cargo Sales Agency of the carrier will be allowed international transportation over the lines of each such carrier on the following basis:

    Reduced fare transportation at 25 percent of the applicable fare.
    NOTE: Not more than 2 trips per calendar year per authorized agency office location.

    The outward portion of travel must commence during the calendar year in which the ticket is issued and all travel must be completed within three months from date of issuance.

    Sole proprietors, partners, officers, directors and employees of the Cargo Sales Agency may pool the total number of tickets that carrier will grant pursuant to subparagraph (a) above within each country.

    Eligibility

    Reduced fare transportation will be granted provided that the agent has been on the IATA approved list of agents continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the date of application for such reduced fare transportation; provided that a period of not less than three months shall be the qualifying period if the agent was previously eligible for reduced fare transportation in the service of another IATA Cargo Agent immediately prior to his present employment and this is so certified in writing by the IATA Cargo Agent making the application.

    The reduced fare transportation will be granted whether or not there is a Standard IATA Cargo Agency Agreement between each carrier participating in the transportation and the agent, provided that a Standard IATA Cargo Agency Agreement exists between the carrier issuing the ticket and the agent.

    Application For Transportation
    In order to obtain the foregoing transportation, application shall be made by an owner or officer of the Cargo Sales Agency in writing to the carrier that is to issue the ticket. Such application shall include the point of origin, stopover points, point of destination, carrier and flight to be used on each portion of the transportation and dates of travel.

    Baggage
    Normal free baggage allowance and excess baggage and value charges will apply.

    CARGO SALES AGENTS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA

    Application
    Sole proprietors, partners, officers, directors and sales/traffic management employees of an authorized Cargo Sales Agency of the carriers will be allowed international reduced fare transportation at 25 percent of the applicable fare over the lines of such carriers on the following basis:

    Not more than two trips per calendar year per authorized agency office location;

    The outward portions of travel must commence during the calendar year in which the ticket is issued and all travel must be completed within three months from date of issuance;

    Sole proprietors, partners, officers, directors and sales/traffic management employees of the Cargo Sales Agency may pool the total number of tickets that carrier(s) will grant pursuant to the above provisions, within each country.

    Eligibility

    Reduced fare transportation will be granted provided than the agent has been on the IATA approved list of agents continuously for at least one year immediately prior to the date of application for such reduced fare transportation; provided that a period of not less than three months shall be the qualifying period if the agent was previously eligible for reduced fare transportation in the service of another IATA Cargo Agent immediately prior to his present employment and this is so certified in writing by the IATA Cargo Agent making the application.

    The reduced-fare transportation will be granted whether or not there is a standard IATA Cargo Agency Agreement between each carrier participating in the transportation and the agent, provided that a Standard IATA Cargo Agency Agreement exists between the carrier issuing the ticket and the agent.

    Application for Transportation

    The Secretary of Traffic Conference l shall furnish each Cargo Sales Agent with two Educational and Market Development Trip Authorizations for each approved location.

    In order to obtain the foregoing transportation, application shall be made by an owner or officer of the Cargo Sales Agency in writing to the carrier that is to issue the ticket. Such application, together with an Educational and Market Development Trip Authorization, must be received by the carrier at least l4 days prior to commencement of travel.

    Baggage
    Normal free baggage allowance and excess baggage and value charges will apply.

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    DATE: 08/04/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0210AA

    FREE AND REDUCED FARE TRANSPORTATION FOR TOUR CONDUCTORS

    (This rule does not apply for travel between the U.S.A. and Mexico or other airline operated code share flights)

    GENERAL
    Subject to the provisions and conditions of this rule an individual tour conductor will be carried at the appropriate fare reduction shown in (C) below from the applicable adult fare between the points and via the routing to be used by the tour conductor.

    DEFINITIONS
    For the purpose of this rule:

    Initial carrier means the carrier performing the initial transportation under the tour itinerary or the carrier selling and issuing the transportation on behalf of the carrier(s) participating in the tour itinerary. The initial carrier shall determine whether the group traveling hereunder qualifies in accordance with this rule and whether tour conductors' transportation at free or reduced fares may be issued in accordance herewith.

    Travel agent means an agent duly appointed by the carrier to sell air passenger transportation over its lines.

    Travel organizer means a person whom with the approval and consent of the carrier, organizes and arranges an advertised group tour for a group of passengers.

    Advertised group tour means a tour involving a round trip or circle trip in whole or in part on the lines of one or more carriers which is advertised and described, including descriptive copy covering hotel accommodations and other facilities and attractions available at stopover points included in the tour, in literature circulated for the purpose of promoting the sale of the tour.

    Tour conductor means an individual who is in charge of, guides the advertised group tour in person, and accompanies a group of passengers traveling together on an advertised group tour over all or a portion of their itinerary for the purpose of supervising the travel arrangements of and guiding the group.

    Passenger means a passenger paying the adult fare or the equivalent of one adult fare, such as two half fares.

    Free or reduced fare transportation means transportation issued to a tour conductor free or at the reduced fare according to this rule.

    Round trip and circle trip shall include transportation partly by air and partly by surface means.

    NUMBER OF BOOKED PASSENGERS REQUIRED FOR TOUR CONDUCTORS' TRANSPORTATION
    Where the group of passengers on the advertised group tour, whose passage has been booked and fully paid for, consists of:

      15 or more passengers--one free passage for a tour conductor will be issued for each l5 passengers in the group.

      Not less than l0 nor more than l4 passengers--the fare for the tour conductor will be 50 percent of the applicable normal or special fare.

      APPLICATION FOR AND ISSUANCE OF TRANSPORTATION

      Written Application
      Transportation will not be issued to tour conductors unless application is made in writing by the travel agent or the travel organizer to the initial carrier accompanied by a sample or facsimile of all matter advertising the tour. Such written application shall designate the name of the tour conductor. Written application must be directed to the office of the initial carrier that will arrange the transportation and must also include a description of the proposed itinerary of the group with all pertinent information describing the group if not fully set forth in the advertising matter submitted.

      Travel as a Group
      The passengers included in the tour must travel as an organized touring group and for that purpose the initial carrier must approve the itinerary of the various passengers forming the group and coordinate their transportation under the advertised group tour. All members of the group shall with respect to the air portion of the tour, commence transportation on the same airplane and shall, if round trip passengers, travel together to the point of turnaround, and if circle trip passengers, travel together to the first point of stopover, and if open jaw trip passengers, travel together over the outbound portion of the routing; provided that where lack of seating accommodation or where other operating conditions prevent passengers from commencing transportation on the flight scheduled, the carrier will transport some members of the group on its next preceding or succeeding flight on which space is available, or on such flight of another carrier.
      EXCEPTION: Where passengers are transported over the lines of one or more carriers from more than one departure point within a country to an assembly point for the purpose of an advertised group tour, the passengers will be considered to be traveling together and the tour conductor will be accorded free or reduced fare transportation between his departure point and the assembly point, subject to the following conditions:

      the tour conductor and all passengers travel together from the assembly point to the point of turnaround, if a round trip, or to the first point of stopover if a circle trip;

      all such passengers and the tour conductor travel between the departure points and the assembly point within a period of seven days prior to the scheduled departure of the entire group from the assembly point;

      at least one passenger of the group travels from the same departure point as the tour conductor to the assembly point on the services of the carrier transporting the tour conductor;

      where the total number of passengers traveling between one or more departure points and the assembly point is l0 or more but less than l5 the tour conductor will receive a reduction of 50 percent of the applicable fare, and where the total number of passengers traveling between one or more departure points and the assembly point is l5 or more, one free transportation passage for a tour conductor will be issued for each l5 passengers; provided that:

      if the tour conductor travels from a departure point to the assembly point on the services of the carrier transporting the group from the assembly point onwards, the qualifying number of passengers referred to above may travel from the departure points to the assembly point on the services of any carrier, subject to the provision of (c) above.

      if the tour conductor travels from a departure point to the assembly point on the services of the carrier who does not transport the group from the assembly point onwards, the qualifying number of passengers referred to above shall travel from the departure points to the assembly point on the services of such carrier, subject to the provision of (c) above.

      Issuance of Ticket
      Upon determination that the application meets the requirements of this rule, the initial carrier will advise the agent or organizer that the tour conductor's transportation--either free or at the reduced fare, as the case may be--will be issued. In cases where two or more carriers may have arrangements between them for the issuance of tour conductors' transportation, the initial carrier will issue such transportation on all such carriers.

      Authorization
      In obtaining approval to accept free or reduced fare transportation of a tour conductor as provided herein, written approval must be given by an authorized official of the carrier(s) furnishing the transportation.

      BAGGAGE, MEALS AND TRANSFERS
      Free baggage allowance for a tour conductor will be the same as if he were traveling at the normal adult fare. The reduction for a tour conductor is applicable only to air transportation and will include meals, hotel accommodations, and ground transfers only where included in the normal air fare. In no case will the reduction apply to any other charges or services, such as charges for excess baggage.

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      DATE: 06/16/10 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-300AA

      DISABLED PASSENGER DISCOUNT FARES FROM ECUADOR TO AREA 1/2/3

      APPLICATION

      These fares apply for travel from point in Ecuador to Area 1/2/3.

      These fares will not apply to codeshare flights

      FARES
      Passengers tickets at fares governed by this rule receive a 50 percent discount of of AA local fares

      ELIGIBILITY

      The provisions of this rule apply to passengers who are disabled.

      Passengers must present a CONADIS ID card to qualify for this discount.

      RESERVATIONS AND TICKETING

      Tickets must be noted with a specific ticket designator HD50. The designator will be the appropriate fare basis code for the fares used followed by "CONADIS" suffix.

      Passengers must adhere to all conditions/provisions of the appropriate governing rule of the fare on which they are traveling.

      ROUTING
      All travel must be via AA scheduled services.

      DISCOUNTS NOT APPLICABLE
      The discount will not apply to the following fares:

      Agency/industry discounts

      Joint fares and special status fares, e.g. children's, family plan, government, group, military, senior citizen, tour basing, visit U.S.A. type.

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      DATE: 08/04/06 ATPCO RULES TEXT AA1-0550AA

      PASSENGERS OCCUPYING TWO SEATS

      Upon request and advance arrangement, a passenger will be permitted the exclusive use of two adjacent seats. The charge for the additional seat is 100 percent of the applicable adult fare including applicable discounts for the points between which the two seats will be used. A ticket will be issued for each seat.

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