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AAdvantage Introduces New Way to Redeem Miles for Car Rentals and Hotel Stays

Members Now Have Option to Combine Miles and Cash Real-Time for Car and Hotel Bookings at a Great Rate

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines AAdvantage® program today introduced a new way for customers to use their miles for non-air award redemptions. Members booking travel can choose to pay for car rentals and hotel stays using only miles or a combination of cash plus as few as 1,000 AAdvantage miles.

AAdvantage members can benefit from some of the market's most competitive rates for redeeming miles for car rentals and hotel stays at more than 10,000 locations in more than 320 destinations worldwide. Additionally, AAdvantage elite status members will have access to exclusive redemption rates based on their AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Gold® status when booking car and hotel award products. To learn about all of these enhancements, please visit www.aa.com/carandhotelawards.

"This new offering is a way for us to give our members more options and more flexibility with their miles. The redemption rates for our elite members give our most frequent flyers even greater value when redeeming miles," said Maya Leibman, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "These new redemption features give our customers another great reason to earn AAdvantage miles by flying on American, using a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit card or through hundreds of other partners."

To enroll in the AAdvantage program and learn more about earning and redeeming miles, please visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

About the AAdvantage® Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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