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    American Airlines Puts St. Thomas and St. Croix on Sale

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has made it easier than ever to visit the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix.

    American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, has great low fares available for travel through mid December. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 3, 2009, and travel must be completed by Dec. 17, 2009, and are subject to a two-night minimum and 30-day maximum stay. Fares from the U.S. Mainland start as low as $91 and are available Monday through Thursday, both to and from the U.S. Virgin Islands. So, make plans now to visit two of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.

    Here are some samples of American's great low fares. Fares shown are each way, in U.S. dollars, based on round trip, Economy Class travel, purchased on AA.com.

    Between Fare Each Way Based on Round-trip Purchase*

    • Miami - St. Thomas $91
    • New York - St. Thomas $118
    • Boston - St. Thomas $125
    • New York - St. Croix $177 
    • Chicago - St. Croix $190
    • San Francisco - St. Thomas $195
    • Detroit - St. Croix $203
    • St. Louis - St. Croix $203
    • Dallas/Fort Worth - St. Thomas $206

    *Fares shown are valid for off-peak travel beginning Oct. 22 - Dec. 15, 2009, in U.S. dollars in Economy Class, with all travel complete by Dec. 17, 2009. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees. Travel may be on American Airlines or American Eagle.

    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/benefits.

    A "Fly Now, Pay Later" deferred payment option on American also 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.

    Additionally, 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. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice.

    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 U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $85, are not included.

    Ticketing/Travel: Tickets must be purchased within one day of making reservations but not later than 11:59 p.m., Nov. 3, 2009 (Central Time). Fares are valid for travel beginning Oct. 22 - Dec. 15, 2009, with all travel complete by midnight, Dec. 17, 2009. A two-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

    Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection® 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 USD$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.

    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 portion of 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 Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., an independent contractor.

    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 $20 each way for the first checked bag and $30 each way for the second checked bag. See www.aa.com/aa/pubcontent/en_US/utility/041208_CheckBagFee.jsp 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/benefits.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® 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 more than 130 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. (NYSE: AMR)

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