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    American Airlines Honored by Readers of Business Traveler Magazine With Two Best in Business Travel Awards

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The votes have been tallied and the results are in: American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, has once again been recognized by the readers of Business Traveler magazine as a leader in domestic travel. The airline was recently named "Best North American Airline for First-Class Service" and "Best Airline for North American Travel" by Business Traveler's 2009 Best in Business Travel Survey.

    "We are honored that readers of Business Traveler believe our dedication to providing premium service and products is award worthy," said Lauri Curtis, American's Vice President - Onboard Service.

    Eight thousand Business Traveler subscribers were randomly selected to participate in the 2009 Best in Business Travel Survey. Selections for the open-ended survey were submitted and finalized in mid-September.

    "These awards reflect the dedication of all the employees at American Airlines who work to make air travel safe, dependable and efficient for our loyal customers," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President and General Sales Manager. "We appreciate that the seasoned travelers who read Business Traveler recognize that American is committed to meeting their changing needs and retaining their loyalty."

    Along with these awards, American also ranked second in the "Best North American Airline for International Travel" and "Best Inflight Services in North America" categories.

    Business Traveler recognized winners of its annual Best in Business Travel Awards competition in Los Angeles on Dec. 10. The December/January issue of Business Traveler features American's multiple recognitions along with other award winners.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines 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 over 140 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)

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