Holiday Greetings From Theo Panagiotoulias
Wishing you the very best this holiday season!
It is hard to believe that we are rapidly approaching the end of another year. As we look
back at 2008, the ﬁrst thing that comes to mind is the tremendous support we have
received from so many, and for that I want to express my sincere appreciation. From the
recent historic elections in the United States to the current unprecedented global ﬁnancial
situation, this year has been a remarkable one for many reasons.
December is a great time to look back at what we have endeavored over the year, and to
look forward to what we plan for the future. Though a challenging year, American Airlines
ushered in a variety of exciting changes in 2008. We were thrilled to announce the comple-
tion of the upgrades to the premium class cabins on our entire ﬂeet of Boeing 777 aircraft,
so that now travelers will be able to enjoy these stellar new enhancements, including the
Flagship Suite in First Class and our Next Generation Business Class product on every
ﬂight, every route, that American ﬂies
across the Paciﬁc.
At Narita International Airport we have markedly enhanced our terminal facilities
with self check-in machines, in-line baggage security, additional in-transit check-in
counters, and our Admirals Club is now recognized by customers as one of the
best airport lounges in the world. As our Chairman, President and CEO, Gerard
Arpey takes over the chairmanship of the oneworld Alliance, we will continue to
strengthen our relationships with all of our partners including Japan Airlines, Cathay
Paciﬁc Airways, and Qantas Airways.
At American we continue to look forward as well, to new ways we can improve the travel experience for our passengers, and to that end,
this year announced plans to acquire a new ﬂeet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to provide the absolute latest in comfort and style.
As we reach the end of 2008, we are ﬁlled with the hope and optimism that the holiday season brings, and we wish you and yours a 2009
ﬁlled with much prosperity, joy, and safe travels.
Vice President – Asia and the Paciﬁc
American's Extensive Network To South America
With the addition of three new Brazilian cities Salvador, on Brazil’s northeast coast, is noted Paciﬁc and Brazil, with seamless same day
to American’s network, American now offers for its cuisine, music, and architecture. Recife, connections at Dallas, New York, and Miami.
customers 27 destinations throughout Latin also on the northeast coast, boasts a major American boasts the largest network to major
America – more than any other U.S. airline. port, nearby beaches, and a vibrant culture cities in South America!
American began serving the cities of and is called the
Salvador and Recife in Brazil on November 2 “Venice of Brazil.” Belo
and Belo Horizontè on November 4, all from Horizonte, in south-
American’s Miami hub. eastern Brazil, is a Chicago New York (JFK)
The three new destinations complement commercial and indus- Los Angeles
American’s existing service to Brazil, which trial center known for Tokyo Miami
includes ﬂights to São Paulo from Miami, its cultural activities Dallas/Fort Worth Caracas
Dallas/Fort Worth, and New York JFK, and to and its quality of life. Lima Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro from Miami. American also American Airlines Santiago
operates one-stop service to Rio de Janeiro offers convenient daily ■ Key AA destinations in
South America from Japan São Paulo
from New York JFK. ﬂights between the
Egyptian History In Dallas
“Tutankhamun and the tional, and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation These stone, faience, and wood pieces from
Golden Age of the from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiqui- burial sites prior to Tut’s reign give visitors a
Pharaohs,” the exhibition ties. Northern Trust is the presenting sponsor. sense of what the lost burials of other royalty
that drew nearly four The Dallas engagement is presented in and commoners may have been like.
million visitors during its partnership with the Dallas Convention and The exhibit is open through May 17, 2009.
two-year tour, has Visitors Bureau. Go to www.dallasmuseumofart.org/tut for
returned to the United The exhibit provides insight into the life of more information.
States for an encore, opening at the Dallas Tutankhamun and other royals of the 18th American is the only airline to operate
Museum of Art in October. This is the ﬁrst Dynasty (1555–1305 BC). All of the treasures non-stop service to Dallas-Fort Worth with
time these artifacts have been exhibited in the in the exhibition are over 3,000 years old. On two convenient daily ﬂights from Narita.
Southwest. display will be 50 of Tutankhamun’s burial
American Airlines is the ofﬁcial airline of objects. More than 70 additional objects from
the exhibition, which is organized by National tombs of 18th Dynasty royals, as well as from
Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions Interna- several nonroyal individuals are exhibited.
Chilling In Tokyo With American Airlines
Suji's (Roppongi) to dine al fresco. During brunch hours (from (¥4,000 for children). The restaurant will do
03-3505-4490 Azabudai 3-1-5 9-4 on Saturdays and 10-4 on Sundays), two seatings, at 5:30 and 8pm - reservations
Open 11am-4, 6-10pm (LO) daily
the place is packed, and, between her are recommended. http://sujis.net/japan/
This bustling American eatery brings the frequent trips to Seoul, owner Suji Park can taken from Tokyo Food Page
buzz of weekend brunch in Manhattan to be seen ﬂitting about the dining room,
Tokyo. The interior, simply decorated with delivering orders and ﬂashing a brilliant
black-and-white photos of New York and smile.
slim cab-yellow lamps, makes use of the On Christmas Day, Suji's will be offering
large windows at the front of the restaurant a special all-you-can-eat buffet with honey-
to create an open feel; in the warmer glazed ham, roast turkey or beef and all the
months, customers spill out onto the deck ﬁxings, and spiced apple cider for ¥6,000