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    American Airlines Puts You on the Fast Track to Jamaica With New Nonstop Service From Chicago to Montego Bay

    As observers of the summer Olympic Games know, Jamaica is now home to the fastest man and woman in the world. Starting this January, American Airlines will offer a fast new way to get to Jamaica -- nonstop service from Chicago.

    American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, will begin nonstop flights from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Jan. 31, 2009. Though American has long served Montego Bay, it will be the airline's first-ever nonstop flight there from Chicago.

    American will operate one nonstop flight five days a week between Chicago and Montego Bay, using Boeing 757 aircraft configured with 22 seats in First Class and 166 seats in the Main Cabin. Convenient connecting service in Chicago will make Montego Bay easily accessible from other cities as well.

    The new Chicago nonstop is part of an expansion of American Airlines flights to Montego Bay that will begin in early November. On Nov. 2, American will increase its schedule between Miami and Montego Bay from two daily nonstop flights to three. On the same date, American will also increase its service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Montego Bay from one weekly flight to five weekly, and then to daily service in mid-December.

    American also serves Montego Bay from New York JFK. In addition, American operates service to Kingston, Jamaica, with flights from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale-Kingston service began earlier this year.

    Here is American's schedule between Chicago and Montego Bay, effective Jan. 31, 2009. All times shown are local.

    From Chicago O'Hare to Montego Bay  (Daily, except Tuesday/Wednesday)     
    Flight #            Departs               Arrives     
    843                 8:30 a.m.             1:25 p.m.  

    From Montego Bay to Chicago O'Hare  (Daily, except Tuesday/Wednesday)     
    Flight #            Departs               Arrives     
    844                 2:30 p.m.             6:05 p.m.

    Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights to Montego Bay from any American Airlines or American Eagle destination 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 the Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

    AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to Jamaica. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

    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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