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    American Airlines Introduces PayPal Payment Option for AA.com Customers in the United Kingdom

    FORT WORTH, Texas, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, has announced it is now providing customers in the United Kingdom the option to use PayPal when booking tickets on the airline's Web site, AA.com. This addition will increase convenience, flexibility and security for American's UK customers. American, which began accepting PayPal for AA.com bookings in the United States last November, is the first and only U.S. airline to accept PayPal as a form of payment internationally.

    PayPal enables customers to pay for transactions using a credit or debit card, bank account, or PayPal account balance. And, because customers do not need to enter financial or billing information when they use PayPal, transactions are quick and convenient.

    Additionally, PayPal enables UK residents to pay using a wide selection of debit cards. Since debit cards are a popular form of payment in the UK, the acceptance of PayPal is expected to be widely welcomed by American's customers.

    Using the new PayPal option is easy. When purchasing travel at AA.com, customers simply select the PayPal option and will be directed to PayPal's secure Web site to log into their account and confirm the transaction, or to enroll for free if they don't already have a PayPal account. Customers will then be returned to AA.com to complete their purchase.

    "We are delighted to be the first major U.S. airline to make PayPal available as a form of payment for our UK customers," said Maria Sebastian, Vice President - Sales & Marketing, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), for American. "American is committed to offering customers more choices and convenience, and PayPal certainly fills that bill since it gives customers another way to pay for their purchase at AA.com."

    For further information about using PayPal to purchase flights online with American, visit www.aa.com/ukpaypal.

    About AA.com

    With more than 1.6 million site visits per day, AA.com is American's largest distribution channel and the best place to do business online with the airline, 24-7. At AA.com you can conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel; select seats; get flight arrival and departure information; and sign up for flight status notification. You can also manage your AAdvantage account at AA.com, as well as sign up to receive emails from American and get customized DealFinder(SM) alerts and other special offers. AA.com has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has received multiple site awards from various organizations.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® 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 more than 130 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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