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American Airlines Offers Award Flights for Fewer AAdvantage Miles

For Limited Time AAdvantage Members Can Book Economy Class, Short-Hop Flights for Fewer Miles

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Travel is just a "short hop" away as American Airlines offers AAdvantage® members the opportunity to book award travel within the United States and Canada for fewer miles, with the company's popular "Short-Hop" awards.  For a limited time customers can book Economy Class MileSAAver® award tickets on routes under 700 miles each way for only 8,750 AAdvantage miles (17,500 round trip), which is 30 percent less miles than normally required.  

These special Short-Hop awards are available when AAdvantage members book by Aug. 31, 2010, and travel between Aug. 2 and Dec. 15, 2010, on nonstop flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection® carriers.  

"As the world's first travel rewards program, we consistently look for ways to provide value to our AAdvantage members by making it easier than ever for customers to use their miles," said Derek DeCross, President – AAdvantage Marketing Programs.  "Introducing Short-Hop awards gives AAdvantage members the opportunity to save miles when traveling on shorter flights."  

Some of the popular Short-Hop markets offered include:  

  • Dallas/Forth Worth – Denver, Memphis, Tenn., or Santa Fe, N.M.
  • Chicago, O'Hare – Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn., or Toronto
  • New York – Boston, Traverse City, Mich., or Montreal
  • Miami – Atlanta, Charleston, S.C., or New Orleans
  • Los Angeles – Reno, Nev. or San Francisco

AAdvantage members can view availability and book Short-Hop awards by using the AAdvantage award booking tool on  For more information on Short-Hop awards visit or visit to book your award today.

Terms & Conditions

Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls.  Seats for award travel may not be available on all flights.  The Short-Hop award is valid for travel only on nonstop flights less than 700 air miles one way, which are marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection carriers in the continental U.S. and Canada.  Determination of the 700 air miles restriction will be made by American Airlines.  Travel on Short-Hop awards must be completed by Dec. 15, 2010.  Visit for complete details, terms and conditions regarding award travel.

About the AAdvantage® Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit

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 website,®, 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,, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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