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American Airlines Offers Double Elite-Status Qualifying Miles

Customers Can Get Closer to AAdvantage Elite Status Even Faster

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines today announced that customers can earn double elite-status qualifying miles when they book travel and fly on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection between March 18, 2009, and June 15, 2009. The special promotion puts customers on the fast track to gaining AAdvantage Gold®, AAdvantage Platinum®, or AAdvantage Executive Platinum® status.

"We know our members value their elite status, and we hope this offer will get them to that destination faster," said Rob Friedman, President of AAdvantage® Marketing Programs.

The benefits of elite status include mileage bonuses, upgrade privileges and various other perks, depending on a customer's elite status, level. Giving customers the opportunity to reach that next level of elite status faster is just another way American Airlines is showing its commitment to rewarding its frequent travelers.

To qualify, AAdvantage members simply need to register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using promotion code DBEQM. For more information on the benefits of AAdvantage elite status go to www.aa.com/elitestatus.

Terms and Conditions

Double elite-status qualifying miles are not redeemable for award travel, but do count toward qualification for AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. AAdvantage elite-status qualifying double mile offer is valid only for travel on eligible purchased, published fare tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection marketed and operated flights between March 18, 2009, and June 15, 2009. 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 or oneworld alliance carriers are not eligible for this promotion. Offer applies only to new reservations booked between March 18, 2009, and June 15, 2009. Registration prior to travel is required. This offer does not increment the member's elite qualifying points, segments or award-eligible mileage balance. Double elite-qualifying miles will be calculated at 100% of the elite-qualifying miles earned for each applicable flight and will be posted to the account of the traveling AAdvantage member within six to eight weeks after the offer ends.

About the AAdvantage Program

The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 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, 12 financial companies, and over 250 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 2008, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 155 billion miles to claim more than 4.8 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines 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 over 140 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.

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