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    American Airlines Celebrates Upcoming Launch of Moscow Service With Discount Fares and AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer

    American Airlines will launch its first-ever service between Chicago and Moscow, Russia, on June 2, and to celebrate the airline is offering special Economy Class fares at up to 25 percent below normal levels, along with up to 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles for round-trip travel to the Russian capital.

    American's special fares to Moscow are being offered from most U.S. cities and are good for travel from early June through early September. The AAdvantage bonus offer is good for round-trip travel from any American Airlines or American Eagle city to Moscow from early June through the end of August. (See details on both offers below).

    American's service to Moscow will operate from Chicago O'Hare International Airport using Boeing 777 aircraft configured with 16 Flagship Suite seats in First Class, 37 next-generation seats in Business Class, and 194 seats in Economy Class. Connecting flights via Chicago on American or American Eagle put Moscow easily within reach from dozens of other cities as well. In Moscow, American will serve Domodedovo International Airport.

    Here are the highlights of American's sale and AAdvantage bonus special to Moscow:

    Moscow Discount Fare Special  
    --  Save up to 25 percent on round-trip Economy Class fares from most U.S. cities.  
    --  Begin travel June 2 - Sept. 4, 2008.  
    --  Purchase tickets no later than June 20, 2008.  
    --  Other restrictions apply.  For rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com. 

    Here are samples of American's special discount fares to Moscow:                        

    From                                   Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase*  
    New York LaGuardia                                   $467  
    Los Angeles                                          $532  
    Dallas/Fort Worth                                    $579  
    San Francisco                                        $582  
    Seattle                                              $582  
    Boston                                               $599  
    Chicago O'Hare                                       $599  
    Washington Reagan National                           $611  
    Miami                                                $614  
    Houston Bush Intercontinental                        $624  

    *    Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, are in U.S. dollars, and reflect up to 25% discount off VHX14AP fare.  Fares are valid for travel beginning June 2-Sept. 4, 2008.  Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.                   

    Moscow AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer  
    --  Earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for round-trip travel to Moscow (via Chicago O'Hare).  See chart below.  

    --  Book your trip now and travel between June 2 - Aug. 31, 2008.  
    --  Register online prior to travel at http://www.aa.com/offers using promotion code AADME.  
    --  Bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times.  
    --  Other restrictions apply.  For rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com.  

    With great fares, AAdvantage bonus miles and a convenient schedule, now is the perfect time to visit Moscow on American Airlines and see all the city has to offer, including Red Square, the Kremlin, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the onion-shaped domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, among many sites and attractions.

    Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. On AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed. For details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    For an additional $20 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American's reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States. Outside the United States, call the local reservations number. For an additional $30 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent. Travel agents may impose a service charge for ticketing.

    A "Fly Now, Pay Later" deferred payment option on American allows holders of the American Airlines Credit Card(SM) account to enjoy six months of no payments and no interest for tickets purchased on AA.com. For terms and conditions and more details, visit http://www.aa.com/paylater.

    AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) offers travel packages to Moscow, as well as to many other popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

      American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance.   *Fare Sale Terms and Conditions

    Up-to 25 percent discount is off VHX14AP fare. Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel to Moscow Monday-Thursday, and from Moscow Tuesday-Thursday. Effective for travel Oct. 25, 2008 and beyond, fares shown are valid for travel to Moscow Tuesday/Thursday, and from Moscow Monday/Wednesday. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.

    Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.50 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $180, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

    Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., June 20, 2008 (Central Time).

    Up to 25 percent discount and fares shown are valid for travel beginning June 2 through Sept. 4, 2008. All travel must be completed by March 4, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a six-month maximum stay is allowed.

    Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines and American Eagle and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

    Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a US$250 fee plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight's scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.

    A portion of or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc, which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc.; Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.

    To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

    AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AAdvantage, AmericanAirlines Vacations, and AA.com are marks of American Airlines, Inc. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld Alliance, LLC. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit http://www.aa.com/. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    AAdvantage Bonus Offer Terms and Conditions

    AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid only on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights for round-trip travel (or two one-way trans-Atlantic segments) between Chicago O'Hare (ORD) and Moscow, Russia (DME), June 2 through Aug. 31, 2008. Promotion applies only to new reservations booked between May 15 and Aug. 31, 2008. Registration prior to travel is required. To qualify, AAdvantage members must purchase and fly on eligible published fare tickets booked in F, J, A, D, I, Y, B, H, K, L, M, N, S or V. Flights operated by our codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. Bonus miles will be awarded based on the booking class purchased and do not count toward elite-status qualification. For the purpose of this promotion, a round trip is defined as travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and the return trans-Atlantic flight segments.

    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, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

    About the AAdvantage Program

    The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2007, members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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    SOURCE: American Airlines

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