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American Airlines Employees Achieve Sixth Consecutive Customer Experience Rewards Payout

American Rewards Employees with $10.4 Million for Surpassing Second Quarter Customer Service Goals

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the sixth consecutive quarter, American Airlines Customer Experience Rewards (a part of American's Annual Incentive Plan) has paid out to employees. On Aug. 13, during Customer Experience Rewards Celebrations, American Airlines will award $10.4 million to approximately 69,000 employees for achieving customer satisfaction goals in the second quarter 2010.

"Employees are taking the initiative to make our customers' travel as easy and positive as possible," said Bob Reding, American's Executive Vice President – Operations. "We get letters every day praising employees for their efforts. It makes for a better customer experience, and that improved experience comes back to the employee in the form of the Customer Experience Rewards."

American employees continue to improve and deliver on the company's customer experience plan. Year-to-date, American has paid out $21.7 million to employees. And, in 2009, American paid out more than $45 million in Customer Experience Rewards. The incentive plan rewards employees with up to $100 per month for meeting or exceeding customer-satisfaction and on-time performance goals. Delivering improved customer service and dependability supports American's FlightPlan 2020 tenet, "Earn Customer Loyalty."

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