Need some travel inspiration? Why not look to the silver screen? From Game of Thrones to The Last Jedi these destinations have all had starring roles.

Iceland is one of the hottest destinations on the planet right now thanks to its role in TV shows like Game of Thrones and movies like The Last Jedi – and it helps that it has plenty of natural majesty from glaciers and geysers to hot springs. Prague is one of the most romantic cities in the world, with baroque bridges and hole-in-the-wall cafes, a city that has played host to James Bond in Casino Royale and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible.

American Airlines has a range of new routes that make a globe-trotting movie tour easier than ever, as well as giving you easy access to Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood. Last year American launched their brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on their daily Sydney to Los Angeles route. The new 787-9 features Premium economy, offering a host of extras, and a more comfortable, more modern, trip to the States.

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At the start of this year, American Airlines beefed up its domestic services and added new international services, with 52 new non-stop routes in all. Passengers can now fly to Reykjavik in Iceland, whose stark and beautiful glaciers have played the barren home of the White Walkers in Game of Thrones as well as the escape path for the rebels in the final scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.




Prague Busabout

Now is the season to visit Prague where you can stand on the beautiful Charles Bridge that spans the Vitava River. You will be standing in the footsteps of Michael Hutchence from INXS who filmed their Never Tear Us Apart video there. More recently the streets of Prague stood in for the glitz and glamour of Monaco in Casino Royale, Daniel Craig’s first outing as super spy James Bond.





The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro has had visits from The Hulk (The Incredible Hulk 2) and a flare-wearing James Bond in 1979’s Moonraker, but it is also home to the gritty local film City of God. American has the most flights to Brazil and Argentina from the United States. In Brazil you can also access the Amazon basin, see Rio’s Christ the Redeemer or visit the famous Ipanema Beach. In Argentina grab a plate of churrasco – mouth-watering grilled meats – or take part in a streetside tango.



Take a Dreamliner to Hollywood

Los Angeles

You can fly on a Dreamliner from Sydney to the city of dreams, Los Angeles. Once there you can do some celeb spotting in Beverly Hills cafes, take a drive through the Hollywood Hills or take a stroll along the Hollywood walk of fame.

American Airlines has nine hubs in the US. Whether you want to visit the glitz and glamour of LA, feel the heat in Miami or head to the corridors of power in Washington, American can connect you to the whole of America.


Travel like a movie star

American Airlines Premium Economy 3

American Airlines has been investing in a host of new products to improve passenger experiences with in-flight internet access, the rollout of its international premium economy and the recent launch of the airline’s Flagship Lounge at LAX. In addition to the more comfy seats, the Premium economy – the first US carrier to offer this class from Sydney to LAX – includes leather seats, with 38 degrees of pitch, noise-reducing headphones, an amenity kit, and upgraded food and beverage options.

American Airlines had a great 2017 with record on-time departures and the company’s lowest rate of mishandled bags and customer complaints. This was despite shifting 209 million passengers and operating 2.2 million flights for the year.

Australia can seem far from anywhere but after a smooth trip to L.A. the world suddenly gets a lot closer when American Airlines offer 192 daily departures from LAX. Where in the world do you want your movie moment?

Visit American Airlines website to check out the extensive network and premium product.

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Written by Paul Chai, KarryOn contributor

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