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American Airlines Puts International Destinations on Sale

Travel Through Mid-May and Save

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- Get out the guidebooks and take the suitcases out of the attic: American Airlines is putting nearly all its international destinations on sale for travel now through mid-May.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, is offering great low fares for travel from the United States (excluding Alaska) to its vast network of international destinations, including spots throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Asia and Europe.

With American's low fares and convenient flights to destinations around the globe, it's a perfect time to take a vacation to that exotic location or picturesque site you've been dreaming about, or to perhaps make a trip to visit with friends and family you've been longing to see.

American flies to dozens of countries, including China, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, Aruba, and many more ... surely one of them has your name on it this year.

Tickets for American's international sale fares must be purchased by March 10, 2009, so log on to American's Web site, AA.com, to begin planning your trip soon. Following are the highlights of American's sale:

American Airlines International Sale

  • Available from the United States (excluding Alaska) to nearly all of American and American Eagle's international destinations.
  • For destinations except Europe, begin travel by May 17, 2009. For Europe, begin travel by May 16, 2009. For all destinations, complete travel no later than May 20, 2009.
  • Purchase tickets no later than March 10, 2009.
  • Other restrictions 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 great low fares. Fare amounts shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com.

SAMPLE MARKETS Fare Each Way Based on From - To Round-Trip Purchase*
Los Angeles - Los Cabos, Mexico $75
Miami - Aruba $135
Dallas/Fort Worth - Monterrey, Mexico $142
Miami - St. Croix, U.S.V.I. $156
New York Kennedy - London Heathrow, England $196
Los Angeles - London Heathrow, England $203
New York Kennedy - Brussels, Belgium $210
Dallas/Fort Worth - Paris Charles de Gaulle, France $277
Miami - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil $337
Miami - Sao Paulo, Brazil $337
New York City - Buenos Aires, Argentina $350
Chicago O'Hare - Shanghai, China $351
New York Kennedy - Tokyo Narita, Japan $425
Dallas/Fort Worth - Buenos Aires, Argentina $497

*Fares shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Except for Europe, fares are valid for travel beginning by May 17, 2009. For Europe, fares are valid for travel beginning by May 16, 2009. For all destinations, complete travel no later than May 20, 2009. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting 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 www.aa.com/guarantee. And, for the benefits of booking at AA.com, visit 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 www.aa.com/paylater.

American Airlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to many popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit www.aavacations.com.

*Fare 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 are valid for travel Monday-Thursday, except to/from the United Kingdom, where fares are valid for travel Monday-Wednesday; other travel days 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 $3.60 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 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 three days in advance or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2009 (Central Time).

Fares to all destinations except Europe are valid for travel beginning by May 17, 2009. For Europe, fares are valid for travel beginning by May 16, 2009. For all destinations, all travel must be completed no later than May 20, 2009. A three-day minimum stay is required, except Europe where a Saturday night minimum stay is required. A 30-day maximum stay is allowed for all destinations.

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$150 fee for Caribbean/Mexico travel, $200 for Latin America travel, and $250 for Europe and Asia travel, 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.

Customers may be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and $25 each way for the second checked bag. See www.aa.com/baggageallowance for more information.

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 www.aa.com. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit www.aa.com/guarantee. For the benefits of booking at AA.com, visit www.aa.com/benefits

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 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, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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