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    American Airlines Recognizes First-Time Flyers

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines is demonstrating its appreciation for first-time flyers by giving these customers a commemorative "First Flight Certificate," signed by the aircraft's pilots and flight attendants.

    "We are honored when customers choose American Airlines for their first air travel experience," said Lauri Curtis, Vice President - Onboard Service. "This is a fun way to acknowledge new flyers by giving them a keepsake to remember their first flight."

    Regardless of destination, first-time flyers or customers traveling with a child who is a first-time flyer, are encouraged to ask a flight attendant for their "First Flight Certificate" when traveling onboard any American Airlines flight.

    Passengers of any age can join American's AAdvantage Travel Awards Program to begin enjoying the many benefits that AAdvantage membership provides. AAdvantage members earn mileage credits by flying on American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection® and oneworld carriers, as well as on other airline participants. Miles can also be earned through non-travel-related companies, including financial and retail partners. If you are interested in enrolling yourself or your child in the AAdvantage program, please visit www.aa.com/enroll for more information.

    About the AAdvantage Program

    The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 12 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2008, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 155 billion miles to claim more than 4.8 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

    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. (NYSE: AMR)

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