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    American Airlines and MasterCard Worldwide Give Away Trip Around the World With DealFinder 'Travel the World' Sweepstakes

    What better way to kick off the new year than with a trip around the world? American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, and MasterCard® Worldwide® are making that a possibility for one lucky globetrotter with the DealFinder Travel the World Sweepstakes.

    From Jan. 7 through March 7, 2008, customers who register for the DealFinder Travel the World Sweepstakes at http://www.aa.com/promo are automatically entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize of air travel for two around the world and a $25,000 MasterCard gift card. In addition, American will award two First Prize winners a $10,000 MasterCard gift card.

    "American's DealFinder(SM) searches for exclusive, targeted, discounted fares based on pre-selected fare preferences to destinations throughout American's worldwide network," said Derek DeCross, American's Managing Director - Interactive Marketing. "The Travel the World Sweepstakes provides a wonderful opportunity for customers to learn more about the DealFinder tool, while rewarding lucky winners with the travel experience of a lifetime."

    Customers are eligible to enter the sweepstakes up to three times per person, with no purchase necessary to win. Participants can receive one entry each for:

    -- registering for the sweepstakes at http://www.aa.com/promo 
    -- downloading DealFinder from the promotion site 
    -- forwarding sweepstakes information to up to four additional people

    Offered through AA.com, DealFinder (http://www.aa.com/dealfinder) alerts customers when fares matching their pre-selected preferences are available. Travelers simply enter where they want to go, how much they want to spend, their travel dates, and how many people will be traveling. DealFinder will let them know what the current lowest fare is and keep looking for their desired fare. If it finds a match, customers will receive an alert right on their desktop. Additionally, customers get targeted offers and special deals that are available only through DealFinder. For example, as a DealFinder subscriber, you might find a discount of 20 percent off fares to Central/South America, discounts to ski destinations, or other fantastic offers that show up on your computer desktop. But you won't hear about the deal unless you're a DealFinder subscriber, so sign up now at http://www.aa.com/dealfinder.

    For official sweepstakes rules, Terms and Conditions and other promotion details visit http://www.aa.com/promo.

    About AA.com

    With more than 1.5 million site visits each day, AA.com is American's largest distribution channel and is the best place to do business online with the airline. At AA.com you can conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel; select seats; make hotel, rental car and cruise reservations; get flight arrival and departure information; sign up for flight status notification and even check in and print boarding passes. You can also manage your AAdvantage® account at AA.com, as well as sign up to receive emails from American and get customized DealFinder alerts and other special offers. Customers who purchase tickets at AA.com earn AAdvantage bonus miles, get a lowest-fare guarantee, and never pay an online booking fee. AA.com has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has received multiple site awards from various organizations.

    About MasterCard Worldwide

    MasterCard Worldwide advances global commerce by providing a critical economic link between financial institutions, businesses, cardholders and merchants worldwide. As a franchisor, processor and advisor, MasterCard develops and markets payment solutions, processes close to 16 billion payments each year, and provides industry-leading analysis and consulting services to financial institution customers and merchants. Through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®, MasterCard Worldwide serves consumers and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, go to http://www.mastercardworldwide.com/.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. DealFinder is a mark of American Airlines, Inc. .

    First Call Analyst:

    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Fort Worth, Texas, Billy Sanez, Corporate Communications of
    American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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