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    American Airlines Power Lunch Series Returns With Star Power

    On Sept. 17, American Airlines Power Lunch Series returns with celebrity entrepreneur Kwame Jackson of The Apprentice fame and Patricia Russell-McCloud, an Atlanta-based motivational speaker. The eight-week series runs through Oct. 31, and features life-enriching online video and audio vignettes narrated by Jackson and Russell-McCloud. One lucky visitor to the Web site will win a personal session with the experts in New York City. To register and to view the official rules, go to http://www.aa.com/powerlunch.

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    The American Airlines Power Lunch series was created in 2003 as an online promotion designed to offer career and life-empowering guidance in addition to travel information to the airline's business travel customers. Jackson and Russell-McCloud have partnered with American Airlines to narrate weekly online vignettes with advice for maintaining successful personal and business relationships. Six visitors will instantly win great prizes and one lucky visitor will win a trip to New York City for a private session. Jackson has blazed trails as the first runner-up on The Apprentice and by developing the company he founded, Legacy Holdings, LLC. Russell-McCloud authored "A is for Attitude: An Alphabet for Living" and travels the nation as a motivational orator.

    The first Power Lunch vignette is available online Sept. 17. All vignettes can be automatically delivered weekly as a podcast by subscribing to Real Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds accessible on the site at http://www.aa.com/powerlunch.

    About Kwame Jackson

    Entrepreneur and celebrity speaker Kwame Jackson inspires others to explore, embrace and execute the keys to success. He gained notoriety after appearing in season one of The Apprentice where he was first runner-up. As a result of his television appearance, Kwame founded an investment firm, Legacy Holdings, LLC, and has given over 250 lectures and keynote addresses. He was named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People and was awarded the National Entrepreneur Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce Small Business Administration and Minority Development Agency.

    About Patricia Russell-McCloud

    Professional speaker and author, Patricia Russell-McCloud has empowered people to maximize their potential for over 24 years. She motivates audiences to create changes in the workplace, professional development and leadership through her book, "A is for Attitude: An Alphabet for Living." Black publishing leaders like ESSENCE Magazine and Black Enterprise Magazine have recognized her for her contributions to the African American business community. To date, she has received Keys to the City from over 300 cities across the nation.

    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 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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