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    American Airlines Puts Select Caribbean and Mexico Destinations on Sale for Travel Through Early December

    If you missed out on a getaway to the Caribbean or Mexico this summer, don't throw in the towel. Instead, grab the sun block, golf clubs, guidebook and anything else you'll need on a relaxing vacation trip and contact American Airlines immediately.

    American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, have put select destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico on sale for travel Sept. 2 through Dec. 10, 2008.

    Fall is a great time for a Caribbean or Mexico getaway. Crowds are smaller and prices are lower, but everything else that makes for a relaxing vacation is still in full swing.

    American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, and American Eagle combine to offer extensive service throughout the Caribbean and Mexico, so if and when you're ready for a great vacation at a great fare, we're ready to take you there.

    Don't miss the boat -- or rather, plane -- again. Grab your stuff and fly with American Airlines for a fabulous fall vacation.

    Here are highlights of American's sale:           

    American Airlines Sale to the Caribbean and Mexico 
    --  Sale fares available from select cities in the continental U.S. to select destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico. 
    --  Begin travel Sept. 2 through Dec. 8, 2008; return no later than Dec. 10, 2008. 
    --  Purchase tickets no later than Sept. 12, 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 and American Eagle's great low fares to the Caribbean and Mexico.

    SAMPLE SALE FARES            
    City Pair                              Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase*  
    Los Angeles - San Jose del Cabo, Mexico                  $95  
    New York City - Cancun, Mexico                          $115  
    New York City - St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles       $127  
    Miami - Grand Cayman, Cayman Is.                        $129  
    New York City - St. Croix, U.S.V.I.                     $173  
    Miami - Bridgetown, Barbados                            $198  
    Chicago O'Hare - Guanajuato/Leon, Mexico+               $228  
    Chicago O'Hare - Cozumel, Mexico                        $277  
    Kansas City - Monterrey, Mexico                         $286  

    *  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 Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008; complete travel by Dec. 10, 2008.  Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.  
    +  Service operated partly by American Eagle.

    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 throughout the Caribbean and Mexico. 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 are valid for travel Monday-Thursday; 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 $3.50 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 within one day of making reservations, but not later than 11:59 p.m., Sept. 12, 2008 (Central Time).

    Fares shown are valid for travel beginning Sept. 2-Dec. 8, 2008; all travel must be completed by Dec. 10, 2008. Travel is not valid Nov. 22-30, 2008. A two-day minimum stay is required, and a 30-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$150 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 or all 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.

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

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    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tim Smith, Corporate Communications of American Airlines, Inc.,
    +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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