Top American Airline customers travelling through Los Angeles and New York are getting a new selection of exclusive Five Star Services including off-terminal entrance, private screening and helicopter transfers.

American Airlines Five Star Service is a premium and personal airport experience available for departures, connections or arrivals.

American Airlines Vice President of Global Marketing Janelle Anderson said they understand the value customers put on their time and a personalised end-to-end travel experience.


“Whether it is a private travel experience, a little more luxury, fine dining in the airport or getting to the gate quickly, we have them covered,” she said.

Customers in the Los Angeles or the New York can now skip the traffic and get to the airport faster with a private helicopter transfer from Blade.

When traveling with Blade, customers will be picked up in the city at a destination of their choice and flown to LAX or JFK where they’ll be greeted by an American Airlines team member and escorted via Cadillac to Flagship First Check-In.


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“The No. 1 pain point of traveling from New York City and Los Angeles to the airports is traffic. Our Blade airport transfer product turns an hour-and-a-half drive into a helicopter flight that’s five to seven minutes.”

Founder and CEO of Blade Rob Wiesenthal

Premium cabin customers traveling through LAX can choose to access The Private Suite’s private entrance to LAX, away from crowds and traffic.


The exclusive, first-of-its-kind terminal offers customers with departing flights private, expedited security screening on site with Cadillac escort across the tarmac directly to their gate or to the Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining.

Similarly, arriving customers can clear international customs in fewer than five minutes at The Private Suite’s own dedicated international arrivals hall.

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