“Main Street Joplin” Photo credit: KellyK on Flickr
American Airlines has announced plans to start service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Joplin, Missouri starting February 11, 2011. To celebrate launch of their new service, they’re also offering Double AAdvantage Miles on flights between the two cities.
Joplin officials worked with American Airlines to bring twice daily, non-stop, round trip flights to Joplin’s airport from DFW on American Eagle. According to an article published by the Joplin Independent, bringing American to the city is part of an effort to reverse a decline in passenger traffic that started back in 2007 when Air Midwest and Great Lakes Aviation took over service to Joplin, connecting it to Kansas City. Local passengers started bypassing their own airport, driving instead to Springfield, MO or Arkansas’ Northwest Regional Airport in Bentonville, both or which have had American Eagle service connecting them to DFW and better pricing.
To help attract traffic back to Joplin, American is offering special prices: $59 one-way between the two cities and low introductory fares from Joplin to several destinations. For instance, a mid-week, advance purchase fare to New York La Guardia is available for only $318 round-trip – almost $200 cheaper than a comparable flight from Springfield, MO.
Here’s are the details of the Double AAdvantage Miles offer between DFW and Joplin:
Airline: American Eagle
Award: Bonus Miles
Promotion Code: JLN2X
Dates: Travel between February 10, 2011, and April 30, 2011
Offer: Starting February 10, 2011, American Eagle will offer the only nonstop flights between Joplin, Missouri and Dallas/Fort Worth, twice daily. To celebrate, you can earn double miles every time you fly our new route through April 30, 2011.
Registration is required prior to travel. Go here to register using promotion code JLN2X.
Here are the details of the special fares:
Starting February 10, 2011, American Eagle will offer the only nonstop flights from Joplin, Missouri to Dallas/Fort Worth, twice daily. A low introductory fare of $59 one way is being offered for travel through April 16, 2011. Purchase your ticket by February 17, 2011.
Go here to book your travel or to read more about the special fares.