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April 2013 News

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4/24/2013 Update regarding sequester impacts on travel
4/15/2013 New Phishing Emails
4/04/2013 Inflight Purchases Receipt
4/03/2013 Impacts to Airport Operations Due to Government Sequestration

Update regarding sequester impacts on travel
Update: 22Apr13
Update: 24Apr13

American continues to monitor the operation due to the sequestration impact and while we have not experienced a significant disruption, we are seeing delays across our network due to federal budget cuts and resulting Air Traffic Control staffing issues. Please advise your customer to check their flight status before departing for the airport and sign up for travel notifications.

Travel agents who are assisting their customers should follow the Schedule Irregularity policy and procedures .Please refer to Schedule Change-Rule 240/80-Schedule Irregularity.

New Phishing Emails
Update: 15Apr13

A new round of fraudulent emails or phishing emails has been identified. Our customers may receive one of these emails so contact the AA Reservations with questions.

Please advise your customers to delete these emails. Let them know that American Airlines does not solicit personal information from our customers through email. An article is on the home page in the "News and Offers" area. See for details and examples.

Inflight Purchases Receipt
Update: 04APR13

Customers who make inflight purchases can view and obtain a receipt for their transactions at

Impacts to Airport Operations Due to Government Sequestration
Issued: 19MAR13
Revised: 20MAR13 – Remove LAX
Updated: 27MAR13
Updated: 03Apr13

We are aware that anticipated federal government cuts may affect your customers' travel. We understand your concerns and are closely monitoring the situation. At this time, we're not able to determine how air travel may be affected, but we will provide customers the flexibility they need if and when there are air travel disruptions. For more information, refer to Impacts to Airport Operations.


Updated: June 28, 2013

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