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American Airlines Extends Special Fares and Other Offers for U.S. Military Personnel Through December 2008

American Airlines has extended through Dec. 31, 2008, several special offers that are available exclusively for active-duty members of the U.S. military. These offers include discounted airfares, relaxed advance purchase requirements, and preferred boarding privileges.

"American Airlines has extended our special fares and offers for members of the military and their families several times over the past few years, and we're delighted to do so again," said Dan Garton, American's Executive Vice President - Marketing. "We sincerely appreciate the courage, dedication and sacrifice that our troops and their families exhibit on a daily basis, and all of us at American look forward to seeing them on one of our flights very soon."

Active-duty members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves who are on leave or furlough (including those who are traveling within seven days of discharge from active service), and their spouse and dependent children, are eligible for the special military fares. The fares are available for travel to domestic and various international destinations.

In addition, the discounted military fares may be purchased up to a week after reservations are made -- versus 24 hours for most non-military discount fares -- making it easier for military personnel and their families to make travel arrangements. Otherwise, the discounted military fares have no advance purchase requirements, unlike most non-military discount fares.

Following are samples of American's great low fares for the U.S. military. Fares shown are each way, based on a round-trip purchase:

UNITED STATES             
City Pair                            Fare Each Way*  
Colorado Springs - New York City                   $109  
Dallas/Ft. Worth - New Orleans                     $109  
Dallas/Fort Worth - St. Louis                      $109  
Miami - New York City (Kennedy & LaGuardia)        $109  
El Paso - Norfolk, Va.                             $119  
Austin - Los Angeles                               $159  
Boston - San Antonio                               $159  
Chicago O'Hare - Orlando                           $159  
Los Angeles - Miami                                $159  
New York City (Kennedy & LaGuardia) - Seattle      $184  

*  Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars.  Fares are valid for travel   through Dec. 31, 2008.  Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes   and fees.                             

INTERNATIONAL             
City Pair                            Fare Each Way*  
Miami - La Romana/Casa de Campo, Dom. Rep.++       $165  
St. Louis - Cancun, Mexico                         $180  
Phoenix - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico                $200  
Los Angeles - Cancun, Mexico                       $215  
Boston - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago          $230  
Chicago O'Hare - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico           $269  
San Antonio - Frankfurt, Germany                   $450  
Dallas/Fort Worth - Belize City, Belize            $463  
Washington Reagan National - Rome, Italy++         $465  
Chicago O'Hare - London Heathrow                   $514  
Chicago O'Hare - Tokyo Narita                      $558  
Dallas/Fort Worth - Buenos Aires, Argentina        $623  

*  Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars.  Fares are valid for travel   through Dec. 31, 2008.  Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.  
++  Service operated partly by American Eagle.

Travel arrangements can be made at American Airlines ticketing locations or by calling American's reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, call the local reservations number. Military ID must be presented at the time of airport check-in.

These military fares are not available via the Internet. Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below.

As a thank you to U.S. troops, American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, continues to invite uniformed military personnel and their families to pre-board with First-Class passengers or at any time during the boarding process.

Also, U.S. military men and women who are participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom are welcome to be American's guests at Admirals Club facilities between flights when they are on emergency or Rest and Relaxation (R&R) leave from their overseas duties. This invitation for complimentary access has been extended through Dec. 31, 2008, at all airport locations that do not have USO facilities. Eligible military personnel in appropriate uniform need only present their emergency or R&R leave forms from Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom to access an Admirals Club location. In addition, the Admirals Club welcomes family members and relatives accompanying military personnel who are part of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

*Terms and Conditions  
Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy-Class   travel, and are in U.S. dollars.  Fares shown are valid for travel all   days of the week.  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.   Advance purchase requirements do not apply, but ticketing must occur within seven days of making reservations. Fares shown are valid for travel through Dec. 31, 2008.  A one-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.  Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and the AmericanConnection® airlines 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 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 an AmericanConnection® airline.  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., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.  Customers may be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and   $25 each way for the second checked bag.  See   http://www.aa.com/aa/pubcontent/en_US/utility/041208_CheckBagFee.jsp for more information.   AmericanAirlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection are registered   trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.  oneworld is a mark of the oneworld   Alliance, LLC.   American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at   any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six   months' notice. 

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, AmericanConnection, AAdvantage, AA.com, We know why you fly and DealFinder are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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