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    American Airlines AAdvantage Program Named Best Rewards Program at First-Ever FlyerTalk Awards

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Airlines AAdvantage® program has received top honors for Best Airline Rewards Program, in addition to the award for Outstanding Benefit (airline) at the first-ever FlyerTalk Awards. The FlyerTalk Awards recognize the best loyalty programs in the airline, hotel and car rental industries in three geographical regions including the Americas; Europe and Africa; and Middle East, Asia and Oceania. More than 140 loyalty programs across the globe competed in this year's awards.

    "FlyerTalk.com is an invaluable community and information source in the travel loyalty space, and I'm honored that voters around the world made the AAdvantage program the first recipient of the Best Airline Rewards Program in the Americas," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "These awards inspire us to ensure we offer our customers valued products, services and travel experiences that continue to earn their loyalty."

    This is the first year that FlyerTalk.com, one of the most popular travel loyalty discussion forums, has presented the awards. Voting took place online from Jan. 16 to Feb. 16, 2012. For more information about the 2012 FlyerTalk Awards, please visit www.FlyerTalk.com/awards.

    More information about the award-winning AAdvantage program can be found at www.AA.com/AAdvantage.

    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 3,500 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 9,000 daily flights to 150 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.

    About the AAdvantage Program

    The AAdvantage® program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 69 million members worldwide. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include 27 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car rental companies, eight financial companies, and more than 500 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in more than 40 countries. In 2011, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 166 billion miles to claim more than 7.5 million awards for flights, upgrades and other rewards. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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

    SOURCE American Airlines

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