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American Eagle Plans Nonstop Los Angeles-Reno Flights; New First Class Jet Service

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Beginning June 10, American Eagle Airlines will offer nonstop jet service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO).

The regional American Airlines affiliate also announced that starting in July it will offer first class service on all of its Bombardier CRJ-700 jets.

The new service between Los Angeles and Reno will give customers a choice of three daily flights: morning, mid-day and early evening.

"American Eagle is delighted to introduce service from Southern California to Reno and the beautiful Lake Tahoe area,: said Peter Bowler, President and CEO for American Eagle. "With three daily nonstops, customers in Western Nevada will have convenient access to the West Coast and connections throughout American's global network."

The airline will operate the new service using its 44-seat Embraer ERJ-140 jets.

American Eagle's move to include first class service will be available on the airline's CRJ-700 aircraft.

First class dining service will include a Continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt, and a lunch or dinner that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert.

First Class customers will receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix.

"By July we will have our fleet of 25 CRJs converted by American Eagle mechanics to the new first class and main cabin design, and we will have taken delivery of the first two of our 22 new CRJs that will also feature first class comfort and amenities," said Bowler.

American Eagle will offer first class service from its Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) hubs.

From Chicago, customers will experience first class service on flights to Atlanta, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City.

From DFW, customers can fly first class to Cleveland, Milwaukee, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville/Springdale, Ark., and Little Rock, Ark.

American Eagle said it worked closely with the engineers at Bombardier to design new custom leather seating for both the premium and main cabins. With ergonomically-contoured back and seat cushions, seats throughout the aircraft will offer more comfort and luxury than ever before.

With the addition of the first class seats, the CRJ-700 will have either 63 or 65 seats in the main cabin and nine seats in first class.

American Eagle also will offer Priority AAccess on all flights offering first class service, allowing premium customers to board at their leisure. In addition, American Eagle will offer Premium Baggage service to its first class customers, ensuring their checked bags are expedited to the baggage claim area after landing.

For schedules and fares, visit the American Airlines Web site at
www.AA.com .