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    American Airlines Introduces Enhanced Food and Beverage Program in Domestic Admirals Club Lounges

    American Airlines introduced Amora™, an enhanced food and beverage program, in select domestic Admirals Club locations this month and will roll out the new options to additional domestic locations in the coming months.

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    Admirals Club lounge guests can re-energize with the array of delicious offerings available throughout the day. Amora™ features fare ranging from seasonal salads, hot and savory soups, fresh sandwiches and wraps, small bites for a quick snack, and dessert items for purchase.

    "Our members visit the Admirals Club lounge to unwind and relax while traveling," said Nancy Knipp, President - Admirals Club at American Airlines. "Now with Amora™, our guests can augment their travel experience further by indulging in palate-pleasing cuisine."

    The newly-designed food and beverage program strives to meet the needs of every traveler. Whether customers have a lot of time or little time, Amora™ has them covered. Visitors have the option of dining in the Admirals Club lounge or taking their food to go in travel-friendly packaging. Customers with a hearty appetite can satisfy their hunger with a freshly-prepared salad, piping hot soup du jour, sandwich or wrap including, but not limited to:

    -- Cobb Salad -- fresh greens topped with lemon grilled chicken, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, ripe avocado, blue cheese, bacon, shredded cheese and red pepper ranch dressing

    -- Fiesta Mexicana -- mixed greens with ripe avocado, roast turkey, red pepper, black beans, pico de gallo, cheddar jack cheese and chipotle lime ranch dressing

    -- Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap -- grilled chicken breast tossed with crisp romaine, shredded Parmesan cheese and creamy Caesar dressing wrapped in a tomato tortilla

    -- The Amora™ Sandwich -- travelers can ask their server about the regionally-inspired, seasonal sandwich special featured at their Admirals Club location

    Members who want a smaller snack can enjoy small bites such as seasonal fruit and cheese, the Mediterranean sampler, smoked salmon with savories, or pre-packaged assortments of traditional snack and nut blends. Indulge a sweet tooth with Merlino-iced cookies, clever bittersweet chocolate wedges neatly packaged in a chocolate traveler tin, or other seasonal sweet treats.

    Fueling up before an early morning flight? Visitors can enjoy a breakfast of seasonal fruit, bagels with cream cheese, grill-pressed to order breakfast paninis, cereal, yogurt parfaits, or fresh baked goods such as low-fat muffins or sweet pastries.

    In addition to satisfying the taste buds, visitors to the Admirals Club lounge can quench their thirst with a choice of refreshing new beverages, including Odwalla Juice, energy drinks, Cosmopolitans, Tequila Sunrises or Long Beach Iced Teas, along with a variety of wine and beer.

    American Airlines has joined with Sodexo, a world leader in food and facilities management, to bring the Amora™ menu to Admirals Club lounges in Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Los Angeles this month. Availability will increase in the coming months as American introduces the program at the remaining domestic lounges in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, Newark, New York Kennedy, New York LaGuardia, Orange County, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose Calif., San Juan, St. Louis, Washington Dulles, and Washington Reagan.

    Complimentary light snacks, coffee, tea and soft drinks continue to be offered throughout the day. Amenities vary by location, and include conference rooms, music rooms, shower facilities, Lenovo personal computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access, and children's rooms. To learn more, visit American's Admirals Club website at http://www.aa.com/admiralsclub.

    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, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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