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    American Airlines Makes Traveling Twice as Nice by Offering Double Elite Qualifying Miles Systemwide

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines is giving AAdvantage® members the opportunity to earn double elite qualifying miles for travel on all flights operated by American, American Eagle or AmericanConnection between today and Jan. 31, 2012. Whether customers need a boost to requalify for their current elite status level or simply want a good start for the new year, this offer enables customers to reach elite status faster than usual.

    "I thought to myself, after the latest technological gizmo and peace on earth, what would our AAdvantage members want most during this holiday season," said Maya Leibman, American's outgoing President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program and incoming Chief Information Officer. "Double elite qualifying miles are our way of saying, 'you asked and we listened.'"

    Customers can qualify for elite status in the AAdvantage program by earning 25,000 elite qualifying miles for AAdvantage Gold® status; 50,000 miles for AAdvantage Platinum® status; and 100,000 miles for AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status in a calendar year. For more information regarding qualifying for AAdvantage elite status, visit www.aa.com/elitestatus.

    "While I may be new to the role of president, I am not new to being an AAdvantage member," said Suzanne Rubin, American's incoming President - AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "As a member for 25 years and having had the pleasure of working directly with Maya for the past six months, I have learned what our members want from the AAdvantage program, hence today's double elite qualifying miles promotion. As Maya passes the baton to me, I look forward to demonstrating my shared passion for the program and can assure customers that we will continue to seek member feedback in order to enhance the program and offer valued promotions."

    To participate in this offer, AAdvantage members must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using promotion code DEQAA. Enrolling in the AAdvantage program is free and simple. Just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

    Terms and Conditions:

    AAdvantage promotion is valid for all travel on purchased, published fare tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection carrier marketed and operated flights from Dec. 13, 2011, through Jan. 31, 2012. This offer does not require travel to be booked during a specific time frame; travel booked prior to the start date of this promotion is eligible. Offer applies to all eligible segments flown, regardless of the type of trip, i.e. one-way, round-trip, circle trip or trips including open jaws. Bonus elite qualifying miles earned in conjunction with flight activity during 2011 will count toward your 2012 membership year; bonus elite qualifying miles earned in conjunction with flight activity during 2012 will count toward your 2013 membership year. This offer does not increase the member's prize eligible mileage balance, elite qualifying points or segments. Double elite-qualifying miles will be calculated at 100% of the base miles earned. Double elite qualifying miles will be posted to the account of the traveling AAdvantage member within 6-8 weeks after qualifying activity posts to your account. Promotion does not apply to travel on mileage award tickets or fares that are ineligible for AAdvantage mileage accrual. Flights operated by our codeshare partners (except American Eagle and the AmericanConnection carrier) or oneworld® alliance carriers are not eligible for this promotion. This offer can be combined with other AAdvantage promotions. Registration prior to travel is required.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

    About the AAdvantage Program

    The AAdvantage® program was the first frequent flyer program, and was established in 1981. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the AAdvantage program, which now has more than 67 million members worldwide. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include 27 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 11 financial companies, and more than 500 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in more than 40 countries. In 2010, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 165 billion miles to claim nearly 7.2 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.


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    SOURCE American Airlines

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