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American Airlines Offers Free Upgrade to Business Class Travelers on New York- London Route

Purchase a Qualifying* Business Class Ticket and Fly in First Class Between JFK and Convenient Heathrow Airport in London

American Airlines today is offering its U.S.-based Business Class customers traveling between New York and London the opportunity to move up to the First Class cabin at no additional cost.

Passengers who buy a qualifying* Business Class ticket for travel between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and London's Heathrow Airport through March 31, 2007, can upgrade to First Class for free and enjoy the advantages of flying First Class across the Atlantic Ocean on American's wide- body aircraft.

American offers 12 nonstop flights each business day between JFK and Heathrow (six flights each way), each operated with a Boeing 777 aircraft, the largest aircraft in the American fleet.

"American Airlines offers competitive fares, a luxurious aircraft with many amenities, and the frequency of flights needed by business customers flying between two major financial centers of the world," said Chuck Imhof, American's Managing Director of Sales in New York. "This promotion builds on our JFK to Heathrow AAdvantage® promotion for First and Business Class customers, which we launched last week."

The benefits of flying on American from JFK to Heathrow -- the preferred airport for business travel to London -- are numerous. First, there is the premium-class check-in line at both JFK and Heathrow and more security positions than any other airline at JFK. Then, there is the opportunity to enjoy American's popular Flagship Suites in the First Class cabins of its Boeing 777 fleet. As always, premium class customers traveling between New York and London have access to American's Admirals Club® lounges on both sides of the Atlantic.

All travelers on American -- whether in First, Business or Economy Class - - benefit from American's extensive global route network that spans four continents. This network provides travelers with frequent flights to the world's top business centers, as well as frequent service to the leading vacation and resort destinations for leisure-related travel. Since American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, the company is also able to offer customers the route network benefits of oneworld Alliance airlines.

"The combination of our competitive fares, flight frequency, global route network, AAdvantage program, and easy booking on our AA.com Web site are the top reasons why customers choose to buy tickets on American," Imhof said. "These are advantages some airlines with limited routes and flight frequencies cannot offer."

Here is a summary of the special, limited-time upgrade offer available to American's Business Class customers traveling between New York and London:

Free First Class Upgrade Promotion  
--  Free upgrade to First Class for customers who purchase a qualifying* Business Class ticket for travel between New York City (JFK) and London (LHR) through March 31, 2007.  
--  Travel may be either one way or round trip.  
--  Available to travelers originating in New York for travel in either direction.  
--  Qualifying* Business Class fares may not be available on all flights.  
--  For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com. 

*Free Upgrade Offer Terms and Conditions

Purchase a qualifying Business Class ticket for travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between New York (JFK) and London (LHR) through March 31, 2007, and receive an upgrade to First Class. A qualifying Business Class ticket is defined as a Business Class fare having the fare basis code "DUP." The DUP fare is subject to availability. If the DUP fare is available, customer will be confirmed in First Class for the same flight. The DUP fare may not be combined with any other discount.

To qualify, travel must originate in New York (JFK). Travel may be either one way or round trip.

Travel must end by midnight March 31, 2007. Offer applies only to new reservations.

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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

SOURCE: American Airlines

CONTACT: Ned Raynolds, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
+1-212-863-3758, or ned.raynolds@aa.com

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