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    After the Big Game, Big Crowds at the Airport

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, Feb. 7, may be the busiest day in the history of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. At American Airlines and American Eagle as many as 25 percent more passengers than normal will board our aircraft. DFW International Airport is expecting three times its normal bus traffic, so airport entry plazas and roadways could be as crowded as terminals.

    Given the expected crowds, American's DFW customer service staff recommends arriving at the airport at least three hours, or more, before your scheduled departure. Checking in on AA.com and printing boarding passes prior to arrival will help ease the journey through crowded terminals.

    Travelers Monday at DFW should expect longer lines at:

    • Airport Entry Plazas
    • Rental Car Returns
    • Ticket Counters/Check-in Kiosks
    • Baggage drop-offs (Curbside and Ticket Counters)
    • TSA Security Checkpoints

    To help ease the backlog:

    Terminal D and part of American Eagle's Terminal B will be open all night Sunday evening into Monday morning, including:

    • Ticket Counters
    • Security Checkpoints
    • Concessions

    American's Terminals A and C will open at 3 a.m. Monday.

    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 approximately 750 destinations in nearly 150 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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    SOURCE American Airlines

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