American: Help Us Get Into China

It seems like American Airlines is needing a bit of help to fly into China, or so it seems from an email that they sent out to the AAdvantage members:

Two Days Left To Support Our New Gateway To China

American Airlines recently applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for the authority to fly from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Beijing, China, beginning March 2007. Three other airlines have also submitted an application for an additional China flight, but only one U.S. airline will be awarded the right to add a daily flight to and from China.

As one of our valued AAdvantage® members, you can help us open a new gateway to China. The Department of Transportation bases its decision on many factors, and one of the most important is the amount of community support. By signing your name to an online petition you can show your support.

How will you benefit if American flies to China? DFW is American's largest hub where it operates almost 800 total daily flights with service to 129 domestic destinations. Establishing a flight to China from DFW will provide you with an expanded network of exciting destinations and more ways to both earn and redeem AAdvantage miles. In addition, once in China, you can connect to 24 destinations in the country's interior through our codeshare partner China Eastern Airlines.

Please sign this petition by Friday, September 22 and help us bring this valuable service to DFW. Visit You'll also find more information about American Airlines and our proposed flight to Beijing.


Dan Garton
Executive Vice President, Marketing


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't sign anything that is affiliated with American Airlines. It is a stuffy and overblown airline. Its pilots and stews are arrogant. I was actually physcially sexually assaulted by guys claiming to be and dressed in AA pilot uniforms. In my opinion, if it wants a gateway to China, maybe it should just take a slow boat.