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    American Airlines Offers Double Miles to Greater New York-Area AAdvantage Members

    NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines AAdvantage(®) members who live in the Greater New York area will find there's no better time than now to fly on American. Through the end of the year, each time AAdvantage members fly on American, American Eagle or AmericanConnection - no matter where the trip begins or ends - they will earn double miles.

    To qualify, just register at www.aa.com/nydbl prior to travel and fly between July 29 and Dec. 31, 2009, and watch your miles add up.

    "We're delighted to extend this double-miles offer to our loyal Greater New York area AAdvantage members," said Rob Friedman, President - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "It's a great way to highlight our extensive service from the New York area and to thank our customers for choosing American Airlines."

    Jim Carter, American's Vice President - Eastern Sales Division, said, "With so many opportunities out of the Greater New York area alone, the double miles will add up quickly. From the Greater New York area airports, American offers 210 daily flights and 63 nonstop destinations - 29 of them international, including nonstop service to Tokyo, South America, the Caribbean, and seven cities in Europe."

    Customers traveling out of John F. Kennedy International Airport will enjoy American's state-of-the-art Terminal 8, a $1.3 billion facility with 1.5 million square feet that provides world-class service for both domestic and international travelers. The terminal's key features include:

    • 84 ticketing positions and 44 Self-Service check-in machines
    • Reserved Premium Class check-in and security lanes
    • 10 security checkpoints to process up to 1,800 passengers per hour
    • Two Admirals Club lounges and a superb Flagship lounge
    • Expanded customs and immigration facility for international travel
    • 45 retail shops and restaurants appealing to New Yorkers and international travelers alike

    Terms and Conditions

    Offer limited to customers residing in the Greater New York area. AAdvantage double mile offer is valid on all American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection marketed and operated flights, July 29, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2009. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on published fare tickets. Tickets purchased prior to July 29, 2009, for travel after that date are eligible for this promotion. Flights operated by our other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification. Registration prior to travel is required. Double miles will be calculated at 100 percent of the base miles earned. Customer residence will be determined based on the address on file with AAdvantage Marketing Programs. To qualify, the state code associated with the customer's address will be New York, New Jersey or Connecticut.

    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 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 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 more than 130 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. (NYSE: AMR)

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