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Factsheet American Airlines and Japan Airlines Joint Business Making oneworld even better

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Key customer benefits that will be introduced over the coming months include:

Access to a broader network More access to a greater

variety of fares Greater convenience through

coordinated schedules and combinable tickets

Enhanced customer experience Increased mileage promotion

opportunities Coordinated pricing and

programs for agencies and corporations

What is the joint business? On January 11, 2011, American Airlines and Japan Airlines announced the first phase of their joint business after receiving approval from regulatory authorities. A joint business is made when two or more companies agree to do business in one specific area (in this case between Asia and North America) to provide specific services and share revenues. The strengthened American Airlines-Japan Airlines relationship enables the two airlines to provide more customer benefits and to share the revenues from closer cooperation. Customers will benefit with more flight options, smoother connections and access to a broader choice of fares. The airlines can now co-operate commercially on flights between Asia* and North America (defined as the U.S. (excluding Hawaii)/Canada/Mexico/ and Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean). Customers will receive even more benefits than they currently do through the airlines as members of the oneworld Alliance, in turn enabling oneworld to compete more strongly with its rival alliances across the Pacific. Specifically, it means more destinations, more flights and therefore more fares to choose from. Customers will experience continuous and consistent service excellence irrespective of which airline they are flying on. What its not The joint business is not a merger. A merger is the joining together of two companies to form a single company. American

and Japan Airlines will be able to coordinate pricing, yield management, scheduling, sales, and marketing efforts through the joint business, but will remain independent companies with two individual brands. *Government approvals for some countries, including China, still pending Customer benefit highlights Access to a broader network Customers will be able to travel more easily on both airlines route network that offers more than 4,100 daily departures to nearly 320 unique destinations in more than 60 countries. By working together, the airlines can expand customer choice by supporting routes that would not be economically viable for a single airline. Customers will also still enjoy the benefits of expanded codeshares, and access across the wider oneworld network stretching across 750 destinations in almost 150 countries. Including those announced Jan. 11, 2011, American Airlines and Japan Airlines will code share on a total of 123 routes and will continue to expand our codeshare routes in the future.

Trans-Pacific Route Carriers Planned Effective Date NRT-YVR1 2 AA*/JL 27-Jan-11 HND-SFO 2 AA*/JL 31-Oct-10 HND-JFK1 2 JL*/AA 18-Feb-11 SIN-HND1 2 AA*/JL 27-Jan-10 HKG-HND1 2 AA*/JL 27-Jan-10

1 Pending government approval 2 Connecting flights may require an overnight stay

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Initially, Japan Airlines is expected to increase codesharing on American when American expands its network from Los Angeles to destinations such as Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Conversely, American is expected to expand its codesharing on Japan Airlines domestic routes in the spring of 2011. More access to a wider variety of fares The airlines will be codesharing on one anothers routes over the Pacific and will be able to combine fares across the airlines. This means that customers will have a greater number of flights to choose from to the same destination, which in turn means there will be more fares, including the cheaper ones, available on those routes. For example, customers will now be able to choose either American or Japan Airlines flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York to Tokyos Narita International Airport and combine fares on select flights (AA and AA* and JL and JL*). Thus, customers can access the most discounted fares available on the two airlines and combine them for the lowest possible roundtrip airfare this could mean flying one way on one airline and the other way on the other airline. Greater convenience through coordinated schedules and combined tickets Alternatively, departure and arrival times may be more important to customers so they can choose the flights to suit their itinerary. This will become even easier from summer 2011 as the schedules are aligned and flights re-timed to give them a greater range of departure times. For example: Tokyo - Chicago The two airlines have agreed to co-locate at Americans Terminal 3 at Chicago OHare International Airport as of March 27, 2011; the start of Japan Airlines summer 2011 scheduled flying. The connection time for customers transferring from an American Airlines domestic flight at Chicago to a Japan Airlines flight to Narita is expected to be reduced and is estimated to increase the number of possible connecting flights from American the expectation being more customers connecting to Japan Airlines. Chicago, used often as a transit point to and from other parts in the U.S. to Asia, is a key gateway that both Japan Airlines and American operate to and from Japan. By adjusting the schedule of Japan Airlines Narita-Chicago flight to depart earlier in the day and moving the American Airlines flight later in the day, the number of possible connections that can be made to other parts of the U.S. within 3 hours of arrival into Chicago has increased from 43 to 45 destinations. Tokyo- Dallas/Fort Worth Americans flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Narita has been scheduled to arrive in Narita at a time ideal for connections with minimal waiting time to multiple Asian cities to which JAL flies. The number of destinations that customers can transfer onto within 3 hours of arriving from Dallas/Ft. Worth has increased from 4 destinations to 12 destinations. New connecting flight destinations include Beijing, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Nagoya (Chubu), Manila, Pusan, Sapporo, Seoul (Incheon), and Taipei. Customers can continue to connect to Osaka, Ho Chi Minh, and Bangkok. East Coast customers who historically flew from Dallas/Fort Worth to Singapore via Narita on Japan Airlines will be able to fly from New York to Singapore connecting at Haneda in the future.

Route Operating Carrier

2010 Summer schedule 2011 Summer schedule

Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Tokyo (NRT) to Chicago


11:40 17:35

09:20 15:15

11:00 18:15

08:40 16:05

Tokyo (NRT) to Dallas Fort Worth


11:30 18:05

09:00 15:35

13:10 18:05

10:45 15:40

Chicago to Tokyo (NRT)


11:25 12:50

14:35 15:35

11:10 13:25

14:15 16:15

Dallas Fort Worth to Tokyo (NRT)


10:05 12:05

13:10 15:05

10:00 12:50

13:05 15:55

Tokyo West Coast Customers will also have more schedule options for traveling between Japan to the U.S. west coast due to the changed departure times for flights between Tokyo and Los Angeles, which reduce the connection time from Japan Airlines Tokyo (NRT) to Los Angeles flight to several popular U.S. destinations by one and a half to

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three hours. In the reverse direction, the connection time from several key U.S. destinations to Japan Airlines Los Angeles to Tokyo flight has been shortened by one to two hours. In addition, both airlines customers can fly on Japan Airlines new flight between Tokyos Haneda and San Francisco. The route between Haneda and San Francisco connects two very popular travel destinations and provides a later departure option from Tokyo for customers.

Route Operating

Carrier 2010 Summer schedule

2011 Summer schedule

Dep. Arr. Dep. Arr. Tokyo (NRT) to Los Angeles


16:00 17:20

10:00 11:00

15:25 17:25

09:20 11:00

Tokyo (NRT/HND) to San Francisco

JL 18:10 (NRT) 11:25 00:05 (HND) 17:10

Tokyo (NRT) to Vancouver

JL 17:50 10:30 17:40 10:30

Los Angeles to Tokyo (NRT)


12:30 12:55

16:05 16:50

11:35 12:55

15:15 16:50

San Francisco to Tokyo (NRT/HND)

JL 13:20 16:35 (NRT) 18:55 22:35 (HND)

Vancouver to Tokyo (NRT)

JL 12:45 14:35 12:05 14:30

Tokyo New York The Tokyo to New York route connects the two largest cities in the U.S. Japan market. The addition of Americans New York to Haneda route provides customers with a new early morning departure from Tokyos Haneda Airport, and a new evening option from New York to Tokyo that did not exist previously. Both airlines customers benefit from a greater choice of airports (NRT or HND) and more schedule options while the airlines benefit regardless of which routing or airline is chosen. Tokyo to New York

Operating Carrier

2010 Summer schedule 2011 Summer schedule

Depart from Arrive at Depart from Arrive at AA JAL AA

- 11:10 18:00


- 11:05 18:05


06:40 11:20 17:50


06:35 11:15 17:55


New York to Tokyo

Operating Carrier

2010 Summer schedul