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    American Airlines Offers Special Introductory Fares and AAdvantage Bonus Miles to Three New Destinations in Brazil

    American Airlines is adding three destinations in Brazil to its route network this November -- Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte -- and to celebrate the airline is offering special introductory fares to all three cities for travel through next May, as well as double AAdvantage® miles for travel through mid-February 2009.

    American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, will start daily flights from Miami to Salvador and Recife on Nov. 2, and begin three times weekly flights from Miami to Belo Horizonte on Nov. 4. American's hub in Miami makes all three Brazilian destinations easily accessible from dozens of other cities as well.

    American's introductory fares start as low as $425* each way (with required round-trip purchase), making a trip to Brazil as affordable as it is convenient. And with double AAdvantage miles** to all three new destinations, traveling to Brazil will be rewarding as well.

    Here are highlights of American's introductory fare sale to its new Brazilian destinations:

    American's Introductory Fares to Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte 

    -- Sale fares available from the continental United States to all three destinations. 
    -- Begin travel Nov. 2, 2008 (Nov. 4 for Belo Horizonte) through May 28, 2009; return no later than May 31, 2009. 
    -- Purchase tickets no later than Dec. 2, 2008. 
    -- Other restrictions, including embargo dates, apply.  For rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com. 

    Here are samples of American's special introductory fares:                       
    SAMPLE INTRODUCTORY FARES TO SALVADOR, RECIFE AND BELO HORIZONTE                                                  
    Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase* To Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte From:       

    Boston                                                 $425  
    Chicago O'Hare                                         $425  
    Los Angeles                                            $425  
    Miami                                                  $425  
    New York City                                          $425  
    Washington, D.C.                                       $425  
    Denver                                                 $475  
    Detroit                                                $475  
    Houston                                                $475  
    Seattle                                                $475  

    * Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars.  Fares are valid for travel beginning early November 2008 through late May 2009.  Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees. 

    Here are the highlights of American's AAdvantage bonus mile offer: 

    AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offer to Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte 
    -- Earn double AAdvantage miles for travel between Miami and Salvador, Recife and Belo Horizonte. 
    -- Travel Nov. 2, 2008 through Feb. 15, 2009.  (Service to Belo Horizonte begins Nov. 4, 2008). 
    -- Registration required prior to travel at http://www.aa.com/offers, using promotion code BRZ2X. 
    -- Other restrictions apply.  See the terms and conditions below, or visit AA.com.

    Salvador, on Brazil's northeast coast, is known as Brazil's "capital of happiness" because of its easygoing population and numerous outdoor parties. The city is also noted for its cuisine, music and architecture. Thirty-one miles of coastline add to the city's compelling appeal.

    Recife, also on the northeast coast, is often called the "Venice of Brazil" because of numerous waterways and bridges that cross the city. Nearby white-sand beaches and a vibrant culture add to the color of Recife, and two ports make the city a prime business center.

    Belo Horizonte, in southeastern Brazil, is known for its quality of life and cultural activities. Surrounded by mountains, Belo Horizonte offers a contrasting mix of contemporary and classical architecture. The city is also a commercial and industrial center and home to one of the world's largest soccer stadiums.

    Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting http://www.aa.com/. On AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    For an additional $20 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American's reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States. Outside the United States, call the local reservations number. For an additional $30 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent. Travel agents may impose a service charge for ticketing.

    A "Fly Now, Pay Later" deferred payment option on American allows holders of the American Airlines Credit Card(SM) account to enjoy six months of no payments and no interest for tickets purchased on AA.com. For terms and conditions and more details, visit http://www.aa.com/paylater.

    AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to Brazil. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

    * Fare Sale Terms and Conditions

    Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown to Salvador and Recife are valid for travel Monday-Thursday. Fares shown to Belo Horizonte are valid Tuesday/Thursday, and from Belo Horizonte on Wednesday; other travel days to/from all three destinations are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.

    Fares do not 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/Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $180, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

    Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 2, 2008 (Central Time).

    Fares shown to Salvador and Recife are valid for travel beginning Nov. 2, 2008-May 28, 2009. Fares shown to Belo Horizonte are valid for travel beginning Nov. 4, 2008-May 28, 2009. For all three destinations, travel must be completed by May 31, 2009. To Brazil, travel is not valid Jan. 1-31, 2009 or Feb. 25-March 2, 2009. From Brazil, travel is not valid Dec. 12, 2008-Jan. 18, 2009 or Feb. 12-21, 2009. Travel to/from Salvador and Recife must be via AA flight 980. Travel to/from Belo Horizonte must be via AA flights 991/992. A three-day minimum stay is required, and a 90-day maximum stay is allowed.

    Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and the AmericanConnection® airlines and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

    Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a US$200 fee plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight's scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.

    A portion of travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or an AmericanConnection airline. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.

    To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

    AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AAdvantage, AmericanAirlines Vacations, and AA.com are marks of American Airlines, Inc. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld Alliance, LLC. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit http://www.aa.com/. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    ** AAdvantage Bonus Offer Terms and Conditions

    AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop/thru flights for travel between Miami (MIA) and Salvador (SSA) and Recife (REC), Nov. 2, 2008, through Feb. 15, 2009, and between Miami (MIA) and Belo Horizonte (CNF), Nov. 4, 2008 through Feb. 15, 2009. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on published fare tickets. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification. Flights operated by our codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion.

    Registration prior to travel is required. Double miles will be calculated at 100 percent of the base miles flown.

    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. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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