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    American Airlines Gives High Five to Loyal Customers on Flights Between Chicago and Los Angeles, San Francisco

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines is giving customers five times the fun of flying with five days of opportunities to receive Admirals Club® passes, a gift of AAdvantage® bonus miles or other great prizes when traveling on select nonstop flights between Chicago and Los Angeles and between Chicago and San Francisco.

    Between May 23 and 27, customers on one American Airlines flight each day, in each direction, serving the Chicago-Los Angeles and Chicago-San Francisco routes will receive a surprise gift to thank them for their loyalty. The giveaways include:

    • $100 discount for travel booked on AA.com
    • 5,000 AAdvantage bonus miles
    • $150 voucher to use for booking on AAVacations.com
    • Admirals Club guest pass and a voucher for $50 off a one-year membership

    "For the next five days, American Airlines is giving a big 'high five' to our customers traveling on these popular routes," said Rob Friedman, American's Vice President – Marketing. "Whether you enjoy relaxing in one of our Admirals Clubs or racking up AAdvantage miles to put toward that long-awaited dream vacation, these giveaways are our simple way of saying thank you for flying with American Airlines."

    With 10 daily nonstop flights between Chicago and Los Angeles and six daily nonstop flights between Chicago and San Francisco, American offers a variety of flight options throughout the day in these markets, giving customers a more convenient travel experience. More information about the "Five Days of Giveaways" can be found at www.AA.com/FLYORD.

    In addition to the "Five Days of Giveaways," AAdvantage members residing in Illinois and California can reach elite status faster than ever with the double elite-qualifying miles offer that American launched on May 6. When customers book a round-trip ticket and fly American Airlines on any of the 10 daily flights between Chicago and Los Angeles or the six daily flights between Chicago and San Francisco and complete their travel by Aug. 31, 2011, they'll earn double flight miles and double elite-qualifying miles, bringing customers closer to AAdvantage elite status membership. For more details, log on to AA.com and visit www.AA.com/offers.

    AAdvantage miles are redeemable for travel to more than 700 destinations worldwide. In addition, American and its fellow oneworld® member airlines recognize their most loyal frequent flyers with special benefits like priority check-in, priority boarding, priority standby and waitlist, and lounge access for international travelers.

    American Airlines travelers can also enjoy more than 40 Admirals Club lounges worldwide, with amenities including Wi-Fi; complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks; complimentary well liquors, house wines and domestic beer; and business centers equipped with HP PCs, copiers and wireless printing.

    Customers visiting American's renovated home in San Francisco International Airport's Terminal 2 can take advantage of the brand new LEED® Silver certified Admirals Club lounge. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system. The SFO Admirals Club offers comfortable seating for up to 165 guests, a walk-up cyber cafe with HP TouchSmart PCs, flat-panel TVs, private spa-like showers and architecture embodying the unique character of Northern California such as the Club's Golden Gate Park design element. Los Angeles and Chicago also offer Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge facilities. For more information on American's lounges, visit www.AA.com/admirals.

    Enrolling in the AAdvantage program is free and simple. Just visit www.AA.com/enroll.

    About the AAdvantage® Program

    The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program, and was established in 1981. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the AAdvantage program, which now has more than 67 million members worldwide. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include 27 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 11 financial companies, and over 500 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2010, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 165 billion miles to claim just fewer than 7.2 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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