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American Airlines AAdvantage Program Named Program Of The Year At The 2012 Freddie Awards

AAdvantage Takes Home More Freddie Awards Than Any Other Airline

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines is celebrating four honors received by the AAdvantage® loyalty program at the 2012 Freddie Awards. The four awards – more than any other airline – include  Airline Program of the Year; Best Elite Program; Best Promotion (earning); and Best Customer Service.

"Over the past year, the AAdvantage team at American Airlines has worked hard to offer the best options, rewards and – most importantly – customer service to our loyal members," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "It's a tremendous honor to receive these awards directly from our customers. It is their loyalty and enthusiasm that makes the AAdvantage program so successful."

Since 1988, the Freddie Awards have recognized achievements in the travel loyalty industry. The awards, which honor both airline and hotel loyalty programs, are based entirely on votes by travelers across the world. This year, more than 1 million online votes were cast.

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 3,300 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.

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.

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SOURCE American Airlines

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