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American Airlines Dishes Out New Ben & Jerry's Sundaes

Additional Complimentary Dining Enhancements Debut Inflight

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, has a sweet treat in store for customers traveling in Business Class. Beginning Nov. 1, American's new Ben & Jerry's sundaes will tempt travelers in Business Class on flights from the United States to Europe, Japan, Latin America, India and China to indulge in their dessert first. The Ben & Jerry's sundaes will expand to Business Class cabins on transcontinental flights beginning Dec. 1.

Sundae flavors will rotate monthly and include:

  • Heath Bar Crunch - sundae made with Ben & Jerry's Vanilla Heath Bar Crunch ice cream and topped with chopped cocoa dusted almonds
  • Rocky Road - sundae made with Ben & Jerry's Fair Trade Chocolate ice cream topped with marshmallows and chopped walnuts
  • Cookies & Cream - sundae made with Ben & Jerry's Sweet Cream & Cookies ice cream sprinkled with chocolate shavings

Continually seeking to provide products and services its customers value, American began implementing complimentary dining enhancements in April and has continued to update its service throughout this year with Ben & Jerry's sundaes and many more service adjustments.

"Throughout 2009, we've strategically fine-tuned our inflight dining experience by adjusting and augmenting our existing service," said John Tiliacos, American's Managing Director - Onboard Products. "We hope that these enhancements -- whether it's a premium Ben & Jerry's ice cream sundae or a new, larger wine glass -- will positively impact our customers' travel experience."

Service enhancements include new styles of china and cutlery in First and Business Class; new wine glasses in premium cabins on select flights; new baked onboard cookies in premium cabins on all American Airlines flights; the introduction of an appetizer course and bread plate, as well as a new cheesecake in domestic First Class; a new fresh cake dessert option for customers traveling internationally in Economy Class; and a variety of other enhanced food and beverage offerings for customers traveling in premium cabins as well as flying internationally in Economy Class.

American is dedicated to providing its passengers with a premier inflight dining experience. For more information on American's inflight dining service, please visit www.aa.com/dining.

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 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 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 registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

About Ben & Jerry's

Ben & Jerry's produces a wide variety of super-premium ice cream and ice cream novelties, using high-quality ingredients including milk and cream from family farmers who do not treat their cows with the synthetic hormone rBGH. The company states its position on rBGH on its labels. Ben & Jerry's products are distributed nationwide and in selected foreign countries in supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores, franchise Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shops, restaurants and other venues. Ben & Jerry's, a Vermont corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, operates its business on a three-part Mission Statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward and a commitment to the community. Contributions made via the employee led Ben & Jerry's Foundation in 2008 totaled over $1.9 million. Additionally, the company makes significant product donations to community groups and nonprofits both in Vermont and across the nation. The purpose of Ben & Jerry's philanthropy is to support the founding values of the company: economic and social justice, environmental restoration and peace through understanding, and to support our Vermont communities. For the full scoop on all Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop locations and fabulous flavors, visit www.benjerry.com.

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