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    American Airlines Puts Select Central and South American Destinations on Sale for Travel Through Mid-May

    Here's a noteworthy item from the Department of Interesting Facts: No U.S. airline flies to more destinations (25) in Central and South America than American Airlines. Now, here's something really eye-catching: American has put many of those destinations on sale.

    American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, is having a sale for travel through mid-May between the continental United States and select destinations in Central and South America.

    If you've been considering a trip to tropical, inviting Central America (think: beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, captivating culture) or perhaps a visit to vibrant, diverse South America (spectacular sights, nightlife and shopping), then now is the perfect time to contact convenient, affordable American Airlines. Our frequent flights and fabulous fares can help you realize that vacation dream of a lifetime, or perhaps send you on that long-overdue visit with family and friends.

    It's a fact: American Airlines + low fares = you in Central or South America this winter and spring. Here are the highlights of American's sale:

    -- Sale fares available between the continental United States and select  destinations in Central and South America. 
    -- Begin travel now through May 18, 2008; complete travel no later than May 20, 2008.  Embargo dates apply for travel to/from Brazil. 
    -- Purchase tickets no later than Feb. 12, 2008. 
    -- 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 to Central and South America. Fare amounts shown are for travel originating in the continental United States. American also has great fares available for travel originating in Central and South America. Visit AA.com or call American for details.

    City Pair                                                                          Round-Trip Fare* 
    Miami - San Jose, Costa Rica                                    $189 
    Miami - Panama City, Panama                                     $238 
    Miami - Quito, Ecuador                                          $344 
    New York City - Guanacaste Liberia, Costa Rica                  $362 
    San Francisco - Guatemala City, Guatemala                       $392 
    Boston - Bogota, Colombia                                       $402 
    Denver - Belize City, Belize                                    $425 
    Los Angeles - Barranquilla, Colombia                            $449 
    Los Angeles - San Salvador, El Salvador                         $488 
    Boston - Sao Paulo, Brazil                                      $588 
    Chicago O'Hare - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil                         $667 
    New York City - Buenos Aires, Argentina                         $696 

    *  Fares shown are for round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars.  Fares are valid for travel beginning by May 18, 2008 and complete by May 20, 2008.  Travel to/from Brazil is not valid Feb 4-14, 2008.  Fares do not include all government-imposed     taxes and fees.

    On American Airlines, you get more than just a great low fare. Customers enjoy a list of amenities, including the ability to check up to two pieces of luggage of 50 pounds or less each at no additional cost, complimentary non- alcoholic beverages, and food on many flights. Customers also have the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles.

    Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting http://www.aa.com/. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn AAdvantage bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed. For details about the AA.com bonus-mile offer and for full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    For an additional $15 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 $20 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 Central and South America. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

    *Fare Sale Terms and Conditions

    Fares shown are for round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown to/from Argentina and Brazil are valid for travel Monday-Thursday; other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares shown for all other destinations are valid daily. 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 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 prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., Feb. 12, 2008 (Central Time).

    Fares shown are valid for travel commencing by May 18, 2008, and travel complete by midnight, May 20, 2008. Between the U.S. and Brazil, travel is not valid Feb. 2-14, 2008. A two-day minimum stay is required, and a 120-day maximum stay is allowed.

    Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines and American Eagle 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 ($100 for Central America destinations) 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 AmericanConnection. 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.; 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 details about the AA.com bonus-mile offer and 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, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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