I’ve never flown in or out of Houston, but I’ve always imagined that the boarding process at IAH must go pretty quickly. I figure that folks in Texas’ largest city board a plane a lot like they drive, and that they just get in a line and start pushing the person in front of them onto the plane.

American starts service this week between Houston and New York JFK and that means they’ll be competing against United.

Nobody from American has asked for my advice, but if they did I’d tell them to forget Wi-fi and inflight entertainment systems.  If they want to attract market share in Houston they should just install fake gas pedals at every seat.  There’s nothing Houstonians enjoy  more than pressing the pedal to the floor….they’d dominate IAH/JFK!

Well, rather than installing gas pedals on their airplanes, American has decided to offer Double AAdvantage Miles:

Earn Double Miles Flying Between New York And Houston

Participating Airlines: American Airlines

Award: Bonus Miles

Offer: We’re kicking off 2013 by adding new routes to our ever-expanding network, making it easier than ever to travel throughout the United States and beyond. Starting April 2, 2013, we’ll offer nonstop service between New York (JFK) and Houston Bush Intercontinental (IAH). Fly our new route and you’ll take home double AAdvantage miles for travel through June 30, 2013.

Offer Dates: April 2, 2013 through June 30, 2013

Promotion Code: NYIAH

Registration is required before you travel.  Go here for complete details.

  • Pete said,

    those who book this is probably 99% connecting to Europe. not sure how a double miles promo will really skew any incremental spend on this route.

    amazing this is the first NYC-IAH route by AA from any airport !

  • Jim said,

    A few things –
    Boarding at the AA gates at IAH is cramped. Not EVERTHING in Texas is bigger.
    While AA is competing with UA (and DL since they have IAH LGA service), this is the only nonstop IAH JFK flight.

    This is partially why the cost of this route went down to $211 RT

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