American Airlines Continues to Honor Veterans
November 13, 2013 - On Veterans Day, American Airlines continued with its longstanding tradition of showing support to the U.S. military and veterans by unveiling a Boeing 757 and an American Eagle ATR, each sporting huge yellow ribbons on the tail with the words, "In support of all who serve."
Roger Frizzell, American's vice president of corporate communications and advertising, said, "[We] are proud to continue our long-time support of veterans and active military and the sacrifices they make for our country."
In addition to offering travel benefits for veterans like waived bag fees and discounted leisure flights, American Airlines is also a sponsor of Honor Flights that take veterans from AirVenture Oshkosh to Washington, D.C., each year to pay their respects at the monuments from the wars in which they served. Prior to this year these flights were for World War II veterans, but on the Friday of AirVenture 2013, a group of 100 Vietnam vets took the iconic trip to Washington, D.C., and returned to Oshkosh that evening in the first Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight.
American's appreciation has rubbed off on its customers, too, as an entire group of first-class passengers traded their seats with a contingent of Marines returning from Afghanistan on November 7.