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    American Airlines Will Offer Double AAdvantage Miles on JFK-St. Lucia Flights Beginning Thursday

    Travelers who fly on American Airlines new route between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York and St. Lucia in the Caribbean, beginning this Thursday, will earn double AAdvantage miles for every qualifying round trip or one-way trip through Feb. 12, 2008.

    This AAdvantage bonus-mile offer may be earned an unlimited number of times for travel from JFK to St. Lucia from Nov. 15, 2007, through Feb. 12, 2008. To qualify, AAdvantage members must purchase a valid published-fare ticket and register prior to travel at http://www.aa.com/offers using promotion code NYCRB.

    American is already the largest U.S. airline flying out of New York to the Caribbean, and the new flights will be the only nonstop service currently scheduled between New York and St. Lucia, a lush tropical island located northwest of Barbados.

    American will fly the route three times weekly beginning Thursday, Nov. 15, with flights operating into St. Lucia's Hewanorra International Airport. Service will be flown with Boeing 757 aircraft, configured with 22 seats in First Class and 166 seats in the Economy Cabin. American currently offers daily nonstop service to St. Lucia (Hewanorra) from Miami, while its regional partner, American Eagle, flies five times daily from San Juan, Puerto Rico (to George F.L. Charles Airport).

    "For nearly four decades American Airlines has been a leader in offering travelers a wide variety of destinations in the Caribbean, and we are very excited to add New York-St. Lucia nonstop service to our schedule," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President -- Miami, Caribbean and Latin America. "Whether traveling for a getaway to a tropical paradise like St. Lucia, or for a visit with friends and relatives, travelers can always look to American as their first and best choice to the Caribbean."

    "The people of St. Lucia look forward to warmly welcoming visitors to our island from these new American Airlines flights," said the Honorable Stephenson King, Prime Minister of St. Lucia. "We know visitors will love our magnificent rain forests, beautiful mountains and attractive beaches as much as we do. And of course, we are equally confident travelers will enjoy the first rate facilities and wonderful shopping St. Lucia has to offer."

    Following is American's schedule between New York JFK and St. Lucia, effective Nov. 15. All times shown are local.

    From New York JFK to St. Lucia (Hewanorra)         
    Flight                 Departs               Arrives          
    2009                 10:15 a.m.            3:55 p.m.               

    From St. Lucia (Hewanorra) to New York JFK         
    Flight                 Departs               Arrives          
    2018                  5:05 p.m.            9:00 p.m.

    Service operates on Thursday/Saturday/Monday through Dec. 13, 2007, and then Thursday/Sunday/Monday thereafter.

    St. Lucia is the first new Caribbean destination from New York to be added to American's schedule this year. American will begin nonstop service from JFK to St. Kitts and Nevis, starting Sunday, Nov. 18.

    Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn up to 500 AAdvantage® bonus miles in addition to this special double miles offer for St. Lucia. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed.

    AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) also has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to St. Lucia, as well as many other popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

      American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance.  Terms and Conditions

    Offer is valid for nonstop travel on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights between New York/JFK and St. Lucia (UVF) from Nov. 15, 2007 through Feb. 12, 2008. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on published fare tickets. Registration prior to travel is required. Offer applies only to new reservations booked between Oct. 23, 2007 and Feb. 12, 2008. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification. Double miles will be calculated at 100 percent of the base or guaranteed minimum miles earned.

    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, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

    About the AAdvantage Travel Awards Program

    The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 56 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 97 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2006, members redeemed more than 142 billion miles to claim in excess of 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.

    First Call Analyst:

    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

    CONTACT: Ned Raynolds, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
    Inc., New York, +1-212-863-3758, corp.comm@aa.com

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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