Fly First Class out of Brownsville Now

All Brownsville Airlines now offer First Class

Beginning Tuesday July 5, American Airlines brings larger jets with First Class seats to the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport as part of the world’s largest airline’s four daily nonstop flights to DFW International Airport. From DFW passengers can connect to as many as 900 destinations including one-stop service around the world.

The demand for first class cabins in Brownsville has been growing for at least a decade according to Business Development Manager, Michael Jones. “Our Airport currently boasts the strongest overall passenger demand in more than ten years. Outperforming all other Valley Airports with a 46% increase in traffic*. In fact the first American flights offering first class seats were sold out last week,” Jones added.

American will feature a CRJ-900 jet aircraft with 12 first class, up to 39 Main Cabin ExtrAA and 58 Main Cabin seats. First Class offers extra wide seats with added legroom, complimentary wine, beer and spirits plus First Class passengers’ bags fly free**. United Airlines added First cabins to their Brownsville flights last Fall.

Jones points out it makes good “business sense” to fly in first. “Time is money and first class travel can save both.”
You board first
You get off first
Your bags come off the belt first
Access to faster security lines at most airports
The traveler gains status and perks faster, saving more money
The traveler receives bonus AAdvantage or MileagePlus® points when flying in first
Your company earns free flights faster with American’s Business ExtrAA and United’s PerksPlus®
Your bags fly free
You can find out more about schedules, make reservations, buy tickets, and reserve cars an hotels on the Airports website or mobile app at .
*Source: Diio Mi.
** two free bags per passenger
More information:
Michael Jones,, 956-542-4373, ext 304.



About padreeliteteam

Alta Monroe, Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk & Laurie Howell are a full-time professional and dynamic team known as the Padre Elite Team with RE/MAX 1st Choice in South Padre Island. Quality service for their clients is their number one priority. To them, it is about the client's needs and protecting their interests. Finding just the right property for their buyers or helping their sellers get their property SOLD is their goal. Helping clients step through the complicated process of buying or selling a property to a smooth closing is essential to them. A personal Bio on each of the team agents is posted on their website at The South Padre Island real estate industry is changing faster than ever these days. With the changes in the economy, there are new challenges with buyers, sellers, foreclosures, short sales, Internet marketing, our education, increases in inventories, changes in comparable sales, and frustrating politics. Alta, Gayle, Laurie, and Jules strive to stay on top of all of these changes and to keep in touch with their clients. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all hold designations they have acquired through eduction. These designations include CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, CPN, ePRO, SFR and RSPS. Gayle and Jules both hold the CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designation and they are the ONLY agents in the entire Rio Grande Valley that are members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. This better qualifies them to share their specialized expertise with a luxury home seller or buyer. Making sure the buyer and the seller are represented correctly is a priority for this team. Investing in TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) is important to this team since TREPAC has proven to be a major force in Texas by lobbying for Realtors and property rights for the consumer. For many years, the Padre Elite Team has been a major investor in TREPAC. Alta and Gayle have attended the National Association of Realtors Mid-Year Conference in Washington, D.C. often. The conference is primarily for Realtors that are Board directors or executives. It is a great way to stay on top of the current issues facing Realtors and homeowners in our country. They get to meet with their Senators and Congressmen to express their concerns. Last year they were invited to attend the Realtor PAC President’s Circle Conference in New York where they heard many famous guest speakers regarding current real estate issues. The Padre Elite Team also attends the RE/MAX International Conference each year to acquire more education and to keep up with the latest technology available to Realtors in the Marketplace. They have received numerous awards for being Top Producers in the real estate industry. Education is a priority for this entire team including their assistant, Grace. The GOOD news is that 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 proved to be better each year for real estate sales in South Padre Island and the surrounding areas of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista/South Padre Island Golf Community, and Bayview. The real estate market is showing an increase in the number of sales and a leveling of values. Now that the market has hit the bottom, investors are finding that real estate is a great place to invest their money. It is still a buyer's market and a great time to buy. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all agree that it has been such a pleasure to live & work in a resort area such as South Padre Island. A hundred of your closest friends and family will visit when you live near the beach! Clients are always encouraged to contact them. For more information about this team and to view their blog, visit
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