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    American Airlines Offers Customers Award Flights for Fewer AAdvantage Miles

    American Airlines is once again offering AAdvantage® members the chance to book economy-class, Short-Hop flights for fewer miles. For a limited time, customers can book round-trip MileSAAver(SM) awards on routes under 750 miles each way for only 15,000 AAdvantage miles (a 10,000 mile savings). The routes must be within the continental United States and Canada.

    These special Short-Hop awards are available for travel from Sept. 1, 2007, through Feb. 29, 2008, on nonstop flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection® carriers. Visit http://www.aa.com/shorthops for more details.

    "As the world's largest 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 Kurt Stache, President -- American Airlines AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "The response we received from the Short-Hop award offer last year was overwhelming, with more than 110,000 awards claimed. Given its popularity, we're pleased to once again bring back this special award for the Fall/Winter travel season."

    Additionally, AAdvantage members can now view availability and book Short-Hop awards by using the new AAdvantage booking tool on AA.com. The innovative and user-friendly tool includes an at-a-glance view of award availability for a four-week period in an easy-to-read, color-coded calendar.

    Sample Short Hop markets include popular city pairs like Dallas/Fort Worth-Denver, Chicago-Atlanta, Chicago-New York, Miami-New Orleans, Los Angeles-San Francisco and Boston-Raleigh/Durham. For more information on Short-Hop awards visit http://www.aa.com/shorthops or visit http://www.aa.com/ to book your award using the new AAdvantage award booking tool.

    The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 56 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies, and over 200 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 97 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2006, members redeemed more than 142 billion miles to claim in excess of 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.

    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 round-trip travel only on non-stop flights less than 750 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 750 air miles restriction will be made by American Airlines. Open jaws are not allowed for this award. Travel on short-hop awards must be completed by February 29, 2008. Visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage for complete details, terms and conditions regarding award travel.

    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 more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Billy Sanez, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
    Fort Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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

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