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    American Airlines Offers Taste of New York on Transcon Flights

    New York-area customers traveling on American Airlines transcontinental flights -- such as New York to Los Angeles, Seattle or San Francisco -- will soon get a chance to enjoy the taste of homegrown grapes, as American Airlines is offering passengers in its First Class and Business Class cabins a pair of New York- produced wines throughout the month of April.

    This April-only treat provides customers with a taste of local wines and celebrates American's commitment to be the preferred airline in the New York market. The special wines are the Salmon Run Cold Brook Riesling blend from the Finger Lakes region and The Bedell Cellars Merlot from Long Island.

    "American Airlines is pleased to offer these local wines as a way of expressing our appreciation to our New York-area customers, as we continue to enhance the onboard experience for all our valued premium class customers," said Mary McKee, American's Managing Director of Onboard Products. "The April-only feature of New York wines is part of our effort to take our wine program to a new level."

    In the Salmon Run Cold Brook Riesling blend, customers will enjoy a fresh, crisp, fruit-forward wine with luscious aromas and flavors of green apple and citrus. This particular white wine from the vineyards of Dr. Konstantin Frank is delicious with appetizers, chicken, seafood and spicy Asian food.

    The Bedell Cellars Merlot is a red wine featuring dark, berry fruit flavors enhanced by a refined lean texture that is silky smooth in the mouth. It pairs perfectly with most dishes -- fowl, pasta, beef and lamb.

    American Airlines takes pride in providing premium-class passengers with a variety of wine selections. American, which maintains 15 different wine lists specially selected for various routes, adjusts its wine list regularly and produces an online pamphlet describing in detail each route's selections.

    Additionally, American Airlines recently named Diane Teitelbaum, international wine-judging professional and connoisseur, as the company's new wine consultant. For more information and to view the current list of American's award-winning wines, please visit http://www.aa.com/wine .

    American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, and American Eagle combine to carry more than 16 million passengers each year to and from the five New York-area airports (John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark, White Plains/Westchester County, and Newburgh/Stewart) on more than 175,000 flights to and from more than 60 business and leisure destinations. American's transcontinental flights serve major national airports, including Los Angeles International Airport, New York's JFK International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

    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 We know why you fly are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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