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American Airlines Becomes First Airline to Have an App for Barnes & Noble's Award-Winning NOOK Color

American Airlines announced today that its free application is now available on Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced today that its free application is now available on Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet™. The American Airlines app is available through NOOK Apps™, a collection of high-quality applications launched this week for the Reader's Tablet – making it the first airline with an app for NOOK Color.

The app arrives just in time for the summer travel season, giving NOOK Color customers a variety of useful travel tools on the same device that conveniently stores their books, magazines and newspapers.

The American Airlines app for NOOK Color has many of the same capabilities as the airline's popular mobile apps for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and Android™, including the ability to:

  • Create Flight Status Notifications
  • Check Flight Status & Schedules
  • View personal flight details
  • Access mobile boarding passes
  • Monitor standby status
  • Access AAdvantage® accounts and enroll in the program
  • Track AAdvantage elite status progress
  • View terminal maps
  • Play Sudoku

American's app for NOOK Color is the latest development in the airline's continued focus on enhancing the customer travel experience through technology. As American expands its presence in the mobile space, customers will continue to see the American Airlines app on additional devices.

"Our customers love the convenience of our app and we are focused on continuing to make it available for all the devices they are using," said Andrew Watson, Vice President – Customer Technology. "With summer travel coming up, we think our many leisure travelers, especially, will appreciate this latest offering that gives them even greater control over their travel experience."

"We're delighted to be the first airline offering an app on NOOK Color," said Rick Elieson, Managing Director – American Airlines Interactive Marketing. "We know it's increasingly important for customers to have useful travel tools when they're on the go, and making our app available to NOOK Color customers is another step in our efforts to give customers what they value."

The new app can be downloaded from NOOK Color beginning today. To see where the American Airlines app is currently available, please visit www.aa.com/app. Additionally, American is offering a chance to win 1 million AAdvantage miles and one of 30 NOOK Color reading tablets in the Mobile Million Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes runs through April 28, so visit www.aa.com/androidpromo soon to enter.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 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. (NYSE: AMR).

About Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 705 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 636 college bookstores serving nearly 4 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States.  Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com (www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ (www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble's NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read eBooks on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK eBook Readers, devices from partner companies, and hundreds of the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained via the Internet by visiting the company's corporate website: www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

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SOURCE American Airlines

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