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    American Airlines Response to Orbitz and Travelport

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers still can compare fares and purchase tickets for travel on American Airlines on Orbitz and Orbitz-powered sites today, and we will continue to negotiate in good faith to reach a viable, mutually beneficial agreement with Orbitz.  AA's position remains that our distribution channels need to be cost-effective and efficient while also enabling more choices for customers through new products/service offerings.

    American Airlines can deliver more customized and relevant products and services to our customers through our travel partners, but we must look beyond the current paradigm to succeed in this quest.  Products and services in air travel continue to evolve as airlines distinguish themselves from one another and the same must be true for how products are distributed. This is an opportunity for our travel agency partners to distinguish themselves from their competition and better serve our joint customers.

    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 website, 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 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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