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    American Airlines Announces Renovation Plans for Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge at London Heathrow Airport

    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has begun extensive renovations to its Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge at London Heathrow Airport. The work will be conducted in phases allowing portions of the facilities, located in Terminal 3 at Gate H, to remain open for the duration of the project, which is slated for completion in 2010.

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    "Enhancing the travel experience for our valued customers is of great importance to American Airlines," said Nancy Knipp, President - Admirals Club for American Airlines. "We are confident that the renovations to Heathrow's Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge facilities will further our efforts to better serve members and guests."

    The remodeled Admirals Club lounge will offer seating for 230 visitors, and its reconfigured layout will provide a more open and spacious feeling. Other amenities will include new shower suites; a children's room with TV, computers and age appropriate software; complimentary Wi-Fi; a cyber cafe; and an improved business center.

    The renovated Flagship Lounge will more than double in size to nearly 8,000 square feet of lounge space seating 134 customers. Flagship Lounge visitors will enjoy new shower suites, a cyber cafe, complimentary Wi-Fi, two TV lounges with flat-panel televisions, and other amenities.

    American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, operates 44 Admirals Club lounges and five Flagship Lounge locations in airports throughout the world, and in an effort to enhance the travel experience for its customers, American continues to reinvest in these facilities.

    In addition to the London Heathrow project, American recently announced the beginning of extensive renovations to its Boston Admirals Club lounge and the completion of refurbishments to its Chicago H/K Admirals Club. American opened two new Admirals Club lounges - one at Raleigh/Durham in October 2008 and one at Washington Dulles in February 2009 - and one new Flagship Lounge in Miami in December 2008. For more information on the Admirals Club or Flagship Lounge, log on to www.aa.com/admiralsclub or www.aa.com/lounge, respectively.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 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, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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