American recently treated passengers at LAX and those onboard a flight en route to Dallas to a showing of the trailer for the new 3-D flick. Even cooler, if you plan to fly AA in October, you can catch the animated film as part of the in-flight entertainment before any other airline shows it.
Don't think just because you weren't on the flight or in the airport yesterday that you've missed out on all of the fun. Disney and American have partnered to create a co-branded television advertisement that not only features the talking planes, but a big plug for the "new American." And, as with any cross-branded promotion, there is a prize for a trip around the world. Stay tuned for those details as the film's release nears.
One more thing. We do wonder where Disney got the inspiration for the plane's name, "Tripp." Could it be in homage to Pan Am's founder and a pioneer of commercial jet aviation, Juan Terry Trippe?