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American Airlines Has Your Holiday Shopping Figured Out and Offers Exciting Prizes in Online Holiday Promotion

'Depart from the Ho Ho Hum' Sweepstakes Provides Unforgettable Experiences for Lucky Winners

Holiday shopping can be a daunting task. What should you buy for everyone on your list? Where on earth can you find what you're looking for? And what can you get that fits your budget?

If these questions make your head spin, then relax. At American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, we've got things figured out. Not only do we have great solutions for your holiday shopping dilemmas, we'll even throw in the chance to win some out-of-this-world prizes. It's all part of American's "Depart from the Ho Ho Hum" sweepstakes, going on now through Dec. 31, 2007. Check it out at http://www.aa.com/holiday.

Visitors who register for the sweepstakes at http://www.aa.com/holiday will be entered to win the following fabulous prizes:

-- First-Class and Soccer in London: Includes round-trip First Class air travel for two to London, a four-night hotel stay, spending money, and     two tickets to see a Manchester United vs. Fulham F.C. soccer game 

-- Pilot Simulator Experience: Includes round-trip Economy Class air travel for two, spending money, and a Pilot Simulator ride at the     American Airlines Training Center in Fort Worth, Texas 

-- Ultimate-Island Escape: Includes round-trip First Class air travel for two to Jamaica, spending money, and five nights at the Sandals®     Grande Ocho Rios -- an all-inclusive resort 

-- Membership, Money and Half-a-Million Miles: Includes an annual Admirals Club® membership valid for access to American's 44 lounges     worldwide, spending money, and 500,000 AAdvantage® miles 

-- Hoops and Hockey in Dallas: Includes a deluxe suite for two different sporting events in Dallas (eight suite tickets to a professional hockey     game and eight suite tickets to a professional basketball game), as well as spending money and round-trip Economy Class air travel to Dallas for 16 people.

Not only does the Depart from the Ho Ho Hum sweepstakes offer the chance to win amazing prizes, it also provides an easy way to wrap up your holiday shopping. At http://www.aa.com/holiday, you can create your own shopping list by entering names of those you need to buy for and your desired budget for each gift. Based on your budget, you'll be presented with various gift ideas categorized by cost. You can even print out the finished list.

For instance, if you have a budget of $10 - $49 for Dad, then stuffing his stocking with AAdvantage miles through the giftAAMiles(SM) program might be the way to go. A budget of $50 can be used to buy an Admirals Club One-Day Pass for your loved one or put toward an AA.com® gift card. Gift ideas for budgets from $10 to more than $150 are provided for things such as TrAAvel Perks® and Admirals Club memberships, American Airlines Vacations getaways, and more.

In addition, customers can earn AAdvantage miles by shopping at more than 250 online retailers, including favorites like Circuit City, Lands' End®, Macy's and many more. Simply visit the AAdvantage eShopping(SM) mall at http://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/.

"As the holidays approach, we're excited to offer customers a way to make their shopping a little easier and possibly win some amazing, unique prizes while they're at it," said Dan Garton, American's Executive Vice President - Marketing. "Our new sweepstakes reminds customers that they need look no further than American Airlines for fun gifts that will make anyone's holiday a little merrier."

No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. The number of entries allowed per person is two. Customers can get up to two entries during the promotional period by doing any of the following:

-- Receive one entry each time you register for the sweepstakes at  http://www.aa.com/holiday or 
-- Receive one entry for forwarding sweepstakes information to others.

For approximate retail value of prizes, official sweepstakes rules, and other details, visit http://www.aa.com/holiday.

For more details on gift ideas from American Airlines during the holidays and beyond, please visit:

-- http://www.aa.com/ to book American Airlines travel and purchase gift cards 
-- http://www.aa.com/aadvantage to enroll, book award travel and buy, share or gift miles 
-- http://www.aa.com/admiralsclub to get details and purchase Admirals Club memberships 
-- http://www.aadvantageeshopping.com/ to visit the AAdvantage eShopping mall 
-- http://www.aavacations.com/ to book travel through American Airlines  Vacations 
-- http://www.traavelperks.com/ to enroll and get details on our travel club, TrAAvel Perks 
-- http://www.americanwaymag.com/ to learn more about the cities served by American Airlines and the celebrities who call those cities home.  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, AA.com, Admirals Club, AAdvantage, TrAAvel Perks and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AAdvantage eShopping and giftAAMiles are service marks of American Airlines, Inc. .

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

SOURCE: American Airlines

CONTACT: Billy Sanez, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
+1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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http://www.traavelperks.com/
http://www.americanwaymag.com/

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