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American Airlines Cargo helps local, annual Saint Patrick's day celebrations in Texas

March 14, 2017

Extra beer flown in to meet urgent demand

What better way to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on March 17 than with a cool pint of an Irish beer. So when the call came into American Airlines Cargo's GSA in Dublin – IAM – the Irish team sprang into action to ensure expats and locals alike could enjoy their traditional tipple on the big day.

In fact, IAM was put in charge of moving over 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilos) of beer to be sold in Texas in time for the upcoming holiday. The barrels were collected in Ireland and delivered by truck to American's London Heathrow (LHR) facility. On arrival, the operations team prepared the barrels for flight on one of the airline's Boeing 777-300 widebody aircraft to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

After the plane landed at DFW, a truck connection was organized so that the extra barrels of beer could be on-forwarded to Houston just in time for Saint Patrick's Day.

About American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines. American provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at


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