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American Airlines Announces New Food-for-Sale Choices

Additionally, New Beverages to be Tested Inflight

To offer customers new choices in snacks and beverages, American Airlines announced today changes to the items available in its Economy Class food-for-sale program. American also said it will begin testing several new beverages on its flights over the next three months.

Beginning Saturday, March 1, the featured food-for-sale products on flights departing before 10 a.m. will include GNS Vanilla Honey Trail Mix and Mega Bite® Chocolate Chunk Cookies for $3 each. On flights departing after 10 a.m., Lay's Stax® Potato Crisps, American's best-selling item, also will be available for $3.

"As part of our focus on improving the customer experience, American Airlines regularly reviews our food-for-sale program to ensure our customers have choice and variety," said John Tiliacos, American's Managing Director - Onboard Products. "We're pleased to incorporate new selections and test various products to refine our food-for-sale program."

Beverage Tests

American will test three specialty beverages on all food-for-sale flights through May 31. Available for $3, the test will feature Lipton Green Tea with Citrus, vitaminwater and smartwater. Each test will be conducted for one month:

-- March 1-31: 20 oz. Lipton Green Tea with Citrus 
-- April 1-30: 20 oz. vitaminwater 
-- May 1-31: 20 oz. smartwater

American launched its food-for-sale program in early 2005 with the goal of providing quality food items for purchase in the Economy Class cabin. Today, the program is available on more than 1,400 domestic flights of two hours or greater.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, accepts American Express® Cards and all major credit and debit cards for onboard purchases. Receipts are provided to passengers upon request.

Food-for-sale items may vary on American Eagle and AmericanConnection flights.

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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

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

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