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American Airlines Offers Free* Companion Ticket for Future Travel to United Kingdom or Caribbean

Two Can Fly For the Price of One on Your Next Getaway

If a trip to the United Kingdom is in your future, American Airlines has an offer you won't want to miss.

Between now and Dec. 31, 2008, customers who book a ticket on American and fly round trip from the United States to the United Kingdom will earn a free* companion ticket for future travel to the United Kingdom or to the Caribbean between Jan. 15, 2009, and Dec. 15, 2009.

Simply fly American Airlines round trip in First Class, Business Class or on select Economy Class fares from the United States to the United Kingdom and earn the free* companion ticket for future travel. On your next trip you can choose to head back to the United Kingdom or try a change of scenery in the Caribbean. American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, offers up to 18 daily flights to London Heathrow and Manchester. Or, if you're looking for something warmer, you can't go wrong with one of American's Caribbean destinations.

"We want to thank our loyal customers and express appreciation for their business," said Rob Friedman, President - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "This special offer from the United States to the United Kingdom effectively highlights what has long been one of American's strengths. We serve the world's top business centers with frequent flights, and when it's time for leisure travel, we also offer service to the world's leading vacation and resort destinations -- such as the Caribbean."

To participate in this offer, simply book and travel on your qualifying** ticket between Sept. 18 and Dec. 31, 2008. Register before your trip at http://www.aa.com/offers using promotion code UKCMP. Be sure you are subscribed to at least one of American's e-mail products as of Dec. 31, 2008, in order to receive your companion ticket.

If you're not already an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll. Just visit http://www.aa.com/enroll.

Terms & Conditions of Offer:

*Free: All taxes and fees associated with travel using the complimentary companion award ticket are the responsibility of the AAdvantage member and/or passenger. Companion award ticket earned in conjunction with this promotion must be booked through AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, and requires payment of a $20 award ticketing. Taxes and fees include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.50 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $260, varying by destination.

Qualifying Ticket: Fly one eligible round trip on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines from the Continental U.S./Canada to the UK (London Heathrow or Manchester) from 9/18/08 to 12/31/08 and earn a round-trip companion award ticket valid for future travel on American Airlines from the Continental U.S./Canada to the UK or to the Caribbean (includes Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas and Bermuda). Travel on flights operated by other airlines such as American marketed codeshare and oneworld flights does not qualify for this offer. Offer is restricted to residents of the Continental U.S. and Canada.

Registration Requirement: Registration prior to travel is required. Register online at http://www.aa.com/offers, using promotion code UKCMP. In addition, to receive your free companion ticket and instructions for redeeming it, you must opt-in to at one least of American's e-mail products. For details, login to AA.com, select the "My Email and Fare Alerts" tab within your AAdvantage Account.

**Qualifying Booking Classes: Offer is valid for travel on any purchased, published fare in First Class, Business Class or Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H. Fares ineligible to earn AAdvantage miles are excluded.

Qualifying Round Trips: Offer applies only to new reservations. Round-trip travel is defined as two one-way trips on nonstop flights between the Continental U.S./Canada and the UK, booked in a single reservation under one ticket number. To qualify, the round trip must originate and terminate in the Continental U.S. or Canada. A maximum of one round trip is permitted per reservation.

Companion Ticket: Companion award ticket is valid for round-trip travel from the Continental U.S./Canada to the UK (London Heathrow or Manchester) or the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas and Bermuda) on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection. Travel on flights operated by other airlines such as American marketed codeshare and oneworld flights is not eligible. Companion award ticket details will be sent via e-mail to the AAdvantage member's e-mail address that is on file with AAdvantage Marketing Programs six to eight weeks after qualifying travel is completed. Please see above instructions regarding signing up for American's e-mail products.

Advance Booking/Ticketing Requirements: Advance booking/ticketing for the companion ticket is per the rule of the fare purchased by the paying passenger.

Booking Instructions: Member who qualified for the companion ticket must travel with the companion. No substitutions will be permitted. Member can qualify for complimentary companion ticket multiple times but award travel is limited to one companion at a time. Companion award ticket earned in conjunction with this promotion must be booked through AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, and requires payment of a $20 award ticketing fee, in addition to all applicable taxes and fees. This award cannot be booked on AA.com.

Valid Booking/Ticketing Dates: Member and companion tickets must be booked and ticketed in a single reservation, for the same itinerary, at the same time, between January 5, 2009, and June 30, 2009. Conditions of the companion ticket fare will match the rules of the fare purchased by the paying passenger.

Valid Booking Classes: Offer is valid for travel on any purchased, published adult fare in First Class, Business Class or Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K or M. Fares ineligible to earn AAdvantage miles are excluded. This offer cannot be combined with any other special offer or discount, including negotiated corporate discount fares.

Valid Travel Dates: Companion award ticket is valid for travel from January 15, 2009, through December 15, 2009. All return travel must be completed by December 31, 2009.

Upgradeability/Transferability: Companion award ticket is not upgradeable. Companion award ticket is not transferable and may not be bartered or sold.

Ticket Changes/Cancellation: Any changes are governed by the fare rules associated with the purchased ticket. If purchased ticket is cancelled, then companion ticket will also be cancelled. No cash value is associated with the companion ticket.

AAdvantage Mileage Accrual: Customer traveling on the companion award ticket is not eligible to earn AAdvantage miles or accrue credit toward elite status qualification.

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 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 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 41 countries. In 2007, members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 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.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 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 nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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