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    American Airlines Vacations Teams With Hotelbeds Accommodation, Destination Services to Offer More Vacation Choices to Travelers

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines Vacations (http://www.aavacations.com/), a division of American Airlines, today announced a promotion offering 10 percent off hotels, rental cars and activities in 2010 to celebrate the addition of the vast worldwide hotel inventory of Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services, a leading destination management company.

    "American Airlines Vacations is pleased to provide our customers with the ability to create wonderful vacation experiences with great ease, every time they take a trip," said Suzanne Rubin, President - American Airlines Vacations. "Combining the vast offerings of Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services with our easy-to-use Web site significantly adds to the value we give our customers, and we're celebrating by offering 10 percent off hotel stays in 2010."

    "Hotelbeds is truly excited to partner with such a globally recognized brand. Our ability to marry both our broad range of online inventory of more than 40,000 hotels, with our in-destination service and support, is a perfect match for American Airlines Vacations," said Chris Keller, Head of Sales - Americas, for Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services. "We look forward to playing a role in providing American Airlines passengers a memorable vacation experience."

    The promotion features a 10 percent discount, not only on 2010 hotel reservations, but also on rental cars and activities such as tours and shows. To receive the discount, customers must book online at AAVacations.com by Oct. 16, 2009, and travel between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2010. For full details, visit http://www.aavacations.com/2010.

    In addition to the Hotelbeds arrangement, American Airlines Vacations also recently completed the seamless integration of its relationship with global travel-brokerage company Tourico Holidays, a subsidiary of Travel Holdings, Inc. American Airlines Vacations also continues its strong partnership with GOGO Worldwide Vacations, a division of Flight Centre U.S.A. Inc., which has provided accommodation and services to American Airlines Vacations for more than 20 years.

    About Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services

    Hotelbeds Accommodation and Destination Services is a leading receptive and business-to-business provider of incoming travel services to travel trade professionals worldwide. Serving over 2,500 resorts across more than 80 countries, travel organizers put their trust in Hotelbeds, local expertise to deliver high quality in-destination services to more than five million of their clients annually.

    About American Airlines Vacations

    American Airlines Vacations is one of the most recognized airline-owned tour operators in the United States. As a market leader in the travel industry with close to 20 years of experience, American Airlines Vacations offers its customers a choice of more than 25,000 hotels and resorts in over 320 cities around the globe. American Airlines Vacations has built a reputation for offering great deals on vacation packages featuring unpublished American Airlines fares with specially negotiated rates on hotel accommodations, ground transportation and activities for one low price. It's also the only travel company to allow payment with AAdvantage® miles for hotel stays, rental cars and activities. Customers who book online at AAVacations.com also earn 500 AAdvantage bonus miles with every purchase. For more information on American Airlines Vacations, visit the company's web site at www.aavacations.com, or call 1-800-321-2121.

    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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