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    airberlin Joins oneworld Alliance

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    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of airberlin's inauguration into the oneworld® alliance today, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program can earn double miles every time they fly an eligible fare on airberlin between March 20 and May 15, 2012. AAdvantage members were already eligible to earn and redeem AAdvantage miles for travel on airberlin, but with it joining the oneworld alliance, travel on airberlin will now count toward qualification for AAdvantage elite status.

    The alliance with airberlin, combined with airberlin's affiliate Niki, will expand oneworld's network to more than 800 destinations in more than 150 countries, served by nearly 9,000 daily departures, adding an extensive network in Central and South Europe to the alliance's offerings. airberlin, the second largest airline in Germany, serves 163 destinations in 39 countries and conveniently serves several of American's cornerstone markets, including Los Angeles, Miami and New York.

    American and airberlin began codesharing in November 2010 on several trans-Atlantic routes, as well as on U.S. domestic and intra-European flights. Most recently, American and airberlin extended their codeshare relationship to include airberlin's service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Berlin Tegel Airport. Other current codeshare flights include:

    • American's code on airberlin flights in the following markets: Dusseldorf and Berlin – Miami and Dusseldorf – Fort Myers, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
    • airberlin's code on American flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Frankfurt, New York – JFK and Zurich as well as several U.S. domestic flights via American's cornerstone hubs at Los Angeles, Miami, and New York – JFK.

    airberlin's entrance into oneworld adds even more travel options for American's customers and adds more cities to American's network through codesharing. New cities include Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Dresden, Erfurt, Florence and 45 additional destinations.

    To participate in the AAdvantage double miles promotion, members need to register prior to travel using promotion code ABDBL. Customers can register and obtain complete offer terms and conditions at www.aa.com/offers. Customers who are not yet AAdvantage members can easily enroll for free at www.aa.com/enroll.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

    AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

    Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com

    SOURCE American Airlines

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