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    American Airlines Makes Things Click for Travelers Getting Down to Business

    American Airlines knows why it's called "business" travel. Business owners and entrepreneurs take to the skies not just to enjoy the view, but to seal the deal. That's why American offers services and programs to help business travelers make the most of their travel time and stay productive even while away from the office.

    The Lounge Experience

    With 44 locations worldwide, American's Admirals Club® lounges provide a quiet oasis and quality business environment where travelers can work, get a beverage, or grab a bite to eat before, after or between flights. Amenities, which vary by location, include multi-functional business centers with work stations, Lenovo personal computers with free high-speed Internet access, PC data ports, telephones, printers, copiers, and fax services. Power outlets are often accessible and plentiful, making it easy for guests to be productive or recharge electronics. Conference rooms also can be rented at many locations.

    American offers complimentary Wi-Fi access in domestic lounges for Admirals Club members and visitors using one-day passes to access the Admirals Club facilities; high-speed Wi-Fi access is available through a subscription to T-Mobile for all other visitors.

    One-day passes are available for just $50, and annual memberships range from $350-$500. Find out more at www.aa.com/admiralsclub.

    Wi-Fi in the Sky

    American Airlines knows that broadband connectivity is important to business customers and others who want real-time, in-flight broadband communications. So, when it's time to leave the airport and take to the skies, you won't miss a beat -- or a deal -- with in-flight Internet access now available on select cross-country flights.

    American recently became the first U.S. airline to feature full in-flight Internet service via Gogo®, turning flights into Wi-Fi hotspots. Gogo is available in all cabins for a fee of $12.95 per flight on the airline's fleet of Boeing 767-200 aircraft, which are used on nonstop flights between New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami.

    Gogo is being tested for three to six months, and if successful, could be extended to additional aircraft and routes. At 10,000 feet, passengers access the service by simply turning on their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices, selecting the Gogo (www.aa.com/gogo) wireless network and opening their browsers, where they are directed to the Gogo portal to sign up for service. The process is easy and fast, enabling users to surf the Internet, check e-mail, send instant messages, access corporate VPNs, and more.

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

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Charley Wilson of American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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