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    American Airlines Introduces DealFinder Downloadable Desktop Tool on AA.com

    If you love the thought of getting exclusive travel deals tailored just for you, then you'll be excited to learn about something special American Airlines has just announced! Here's the scoop: American has introduced DealFinder -- a brand new, downloadable, computer desktop tool that offers customers exclusive, targeted, discounted fares to locations throughout American's worldwide network. Now you can spend less time planning your travel and let DealFinder do the leg work! No more searching for the lowest fares -- DealFinder does it for you. Try out the new tool at http://www.aa.com/dealfinder.

    And while you're at it, use the special discount found in DealFinder to book a trip from American Airlines Vacations by this Friday, August 3, and we'll take 15 percent off your hotel, rental car and activities such as theme park passes and sight seeing tours. You'll also save up to 10 percent on special airfares for American Airlines Vacations customers. Customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico qualify for the discount and can choose from any of our wonderful destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Costa Rica or Belize. *To receive the discount simply download http://www.aa.com/dealfinder. You'll then receive a special DealFinder message with a link to access the discount via the American Airlines Vacations Web site, AAVacations.com.

    What is DealFinder and how does it work?

    Offered through the American Airlines Web site, AA.com, DealFinder enables travelers to customize travel planning more than ever before. The tool is easily downloaded onto your computer desktop and will alert you if fares matching your pre-selected preferences are available. Simply enter where you want to go, how much you'd like to spend, your travel dates, and how many people will be traveling. DealFinder will let you know what the current lowest fare is and then keep checking for your fare. If it finds a match, you'll receive an alert right on your desktop -- meaning that American can offer you a deal at the price you requested. You can even specify your favorite destination type, such as beach/resort, golf or ski destinations. You will receive a fare alert each time a match to your preferences occurs.

    Not only will DealFinder provide targeted, exclusive fare offers based on subscription preferences when they become available, it will also enable customers to receive RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds from American and set up preferred feeds from other desired Web sites. Check out the DealFinder tool and download it at http://www.aa.com/dealfinder.

    "With DealFinder, travelers can now get exclusive American Airlines and American Eagle offers and indicate their price preferences to the places they want to go, when they want to go -- all from the convenience of their computer desktop," said Bella Goren, American's Senior Vice President - Customer Relationship Marketing and Reservations. "And, not only will customers get access to a wide network of flights on the world's largest airline, they will also receive other benefits such as exclusive discounts and other great deals. It's a winning combination. We are excited to bring this to our customers, and we believe our customers will be excited about finding that perfect deal."

    American's DealFinder is an industry-leading feature and is distinct from fare-alert tools offered by other airlines in that DealFinder offers the ability to match fares with a customer's selected fare amount when available. Also unique to DealFinder is the capability to provide:

    -- Customer-initiated searches  
    -- Searches by travel dates  
    -- Live availability searches

    Be one of the first to check out the new DealFinder tool today! Visit http://www.aa.com/dealfinder for complete details and be on your way to your next dream trip!

    *This discount offers a 10 percent discount on bulk airfare (no discount is applied to published airfare) and a 15 percent discount on all land components (hotels, rental cars, theme park passes, sight seeing tours) purchased via the special DealFinder link to AAVacations.com. The discount is applied throughout the booking and is reflected in the price page. This discount is available to all DealFinder users and all travelers in the same reservation. A maximum of eight passengers can be listed in a single reservation for American Airlines Vacations.

    This discount is only available online via the designated American Airlines Vacations Discount program website accessible through the DealFinder link. Accessing AAVacations.com via any other source will result in forfeiture of the discount. Our professional reservations representatives are available, if necessary. However, the discount only applies to online bookings made via the designated American Airlines Vacations Discount program website. Any changes to a booking made by our reservations office will result in the loss of the discount.

    Cancellations are subject to all applicable penalties. All sales are subject to American Airlines Vacations normal cancellation and refund policies, which vary by destination. Once you have selected your destination and itinerary, you should review these policies by reading the Terms and Conditions before purchasing your travel arrangements. All offers and prices quoted are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. For prices that include air fare: taxes, fees, and restrictions apply. Fares are for round-trip off-peak Economy Class travel and are in U.S. dollars. Fares do not include (i) a Federal excise tax of $3.40 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing of a passenger's itinerary, (ii) up to $18 per round-trip in local airport charges, and (iii) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one-way or $10 per round trip. For international and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands travel, government-imposed charges of up to $165 may apply, depending on itinerary.

    About AA.com

    As American's largest distribution channel, AA.com is a valuable resource for the airline and travelers alike and is the best place to do business online with American. At AA.com you can conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel; select seats; make hotel, rental car and cruise reservations; get flight arrival and departure information; sign up for flight status notification and even check in and print boarding passes. You can also manage your AAdvantage® account on AA.com, as well as sign up to receive emails from American and get customized DealFinder alerts and other special offers. Customers who purchase tickets on AA.com earn AAdvantage bonus miles with each ticket purchased, get a lowest-fare guarantee, and never pay an online booking fee. AA.com has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has also received multiple Web site awards from various organizations.

    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 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, AAdvantage and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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