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    American Airlines Business ExtrAA Launches New York Area Promotion

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- For a limited time, companies based in the Greater New York area, as well as Eastern Pennsylvania, that enroll in the Business ExtrAA program can receive up to 20,000 Business ExtrAA bonus points – enough for 10 Economy PlanAAhead® awards(1) valid for the Continental U.S., Canada and Mexico.

    Business ExtrAA® is a complimentary program that rewards companies for doing business with American Airlines. With Business ExtrAA, companies accrue points when their employees travel for business on American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection® operated flights and include the company's Business ExtrAA account number in their reservations. Employees also earn miles on their personal frequent flyer AAdvantage® accounts when traveling using their company's Business ExtrAA account number, so both the company and the individual traveler benefit.

    Through this promotion, companies will have the opportunity to reach the maximum 20,000 points bonus via this stepped approach: to earn the first award ticket, companies must enroll in the Business ExtrAA program using promotion code BIGNY2 and have any one of their employees fly one round trip using the company's new account number during the offer period, Oct. 4, 2010, through Jan. 31, 2011. Newly enrolled companies that spend $15,000 or more on qualifying** flights within the offer period will earn another 8,000 Business ExtrAA bonus points, equivalent to an additional four round-trip travel awards. Lastly, companies that spend a total of $30,000 or more during the offer period will earn another 10,000 Business ExtrAA bonus points, equivalent to an additional five round-trip travel awards. Every employee that travels using the company's Business ExtrAA account number can help the company earn points.

    "In this tough economic climate, what better way for American Airlines to reward our most loyal small and medium business customers than by helping them minimize travel costs, simply for choosing to do business with us?" said Jim Carter, American's Vice President – Eastern Sales Division. "We are pleased to offer this promotion to help new member-companies jump-start their bank of travel awards in our Business ExtrAA program."

    Business ExtrAA points can be redeemed for more than 50 travel awards, including flights, upgrades, AAdvantage Gold® status, and Admirals Club® one-day passes, conference rooms, and memberships. Companies can choose how points are redeemed. Business ExtrAA points can be used to control business travel costs, donated as part of employee incentive programs or used to thank valued customers for their loyalty. The Business ExtrAA  program keeps track of all ticket purchases and a sends a monthly e-mail to companies to advise when the account has been updated. Companies can also review their activity online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and by contacting their dedicated customer service desk.

    For more information about Business ExtrAA, please visit www.aa.com/business or call 1-800-457-7072, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT Monday – Friday (inside U.S. and Canada).

    About Business ExtrAA®

    Business ExtrAA is a program that rewards companies when their employees fly on American Airlines with points that can be redeemed for flights, upgrades, Admirals Club memberships and conference rooms, and more. There is no cost to join and while the company earns points, employees still earn their AAdvantage miles. For details to enroll, visit www.aa.com/business.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® 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 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 nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 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 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

    Terms and Conditions

    This is a targeted offer valid only for new Business ExtrAA® member companies based out of the New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. Companies located outside of the New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area, or with Business ExtrAA enrollment dates on or prior to Oct. 3, 2010, are not eligible for this offer. To qualify for bonus points, company must be enrolled by Jan. 31, 2011, via www.BusinessExtrAA.com using promotion code BIGNY2. Maximum number of bonus points associated with this offer is 20,000. For complete details about the BIGNY2 offer please visit aa.com/viewPromotionDetails.

    In addition to bonus points associated with this offer, per general program rules, companies earn two base points for every $10 spent for all qualifying tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection carriers; the same airline carriers apply for bonus offer eligibility. Business ExtrAA bonus points will be posted to the member company's account within six to eight weeks after the offer ends.

    (1) Any Award Ticket referenced above is based on an Economy PlanAhhead award valid for the Continental U.S., Canada and Mexico. Points may be used for any published Business ExtrAA award. All taxes and fees, including reservations fees, assessed at the time of ticketing, are the responsibility of the passenger.

    ** Only purchased, published fare revenue from eligible flights, excluding codeshare flights, booked in eligible fare classes for travel on American, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection® and ticketed on American Airlines 001 ticket stock, will contribute to monthly revenue, net of refunds, fees, taxes, and commissions ("Flown Revenue") for the purposes of earning points. American reserves the right to exclude or modify specific fare types in all or specific markets from its calculation of Flown Revenue. Retroactive ticket requests may not be eligible for promotional points. For complete details on eligible travel, visit www.businessextraa.com.

    For questions about this offer, contact Business ExtrAA® Customer Service at CustomerService@BusinessExtrAA.com or dial 1-800-457-7072, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday (inside U.S. and Canada).

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