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American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service Between New York LaGuardia and Atlanta

Eagle Now Features First-Class Service on All CRJ-700 Aircraft

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today launched five daily nonstop flights between New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport (ATL). Eagle is flying the route with CRJ-700 jet aircraft, featuring Eagle's new First Class service.

"American Airlines is absolutely committed to our customers in New York, and American Eagle plays a key role in providing additional service and more options to more destinations, further improving our customers' travel experience," said Art Torno, American Airlines Vice President – New York. "These five daily flights to Atlanta not only link two powerful business centers, but also offer customers convenient connections through New York to destinations throughout American's global network."

"With the introduction of nine First Class seats on all of our CRJ-700 aircraft, Eagle now offers customers a premium product with the same level of outstanding service customers experience on American Airlines," said Dan Garton, American Eagle President and CEO. "From complimentary First Class dining service to Premium Baggage service for their checked baggage, our First Class customers will enjoy a truly superior travel experience."

The schedule for flights between LaGuardia and Atlanta (all times local) is:

New York LaGuardia to Atlanta (LGA-ATL)


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4650

6:00 a.m.

8:20 a.m.

Daily

4654

9:50 a.m.

12:10 p.m.

Daily

4658

12:25 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

Daily

4661

4:00 p.m.

6:40 p.m.

Daily

4662

6:35 p.m.

9:10 p.m.

Daily




Atlanta to New York LaGuardia (ATL-LGA)


Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days

4652*

6:30 a.m.

8:40 a.m.

Daily

4651

8:50 a.m.

11:10 a.m.

Daily

4657

12:40 p.m.

3:00 p.m.

Daily

4659

3:25 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

Daily

4663

7:10 p.m.

9:35 p.m.

Daily

*Flight begins July 3, 2010



Double AAdvantage® Mile Offer

Customers can earn double miles flying between New York LaGuardia and Atlanta beginning today through Sept. 30, 2010. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code LGATL.  Complete offer terms and conditions for the bonus offers listed above can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

American provides a global route network, served in New York by its state-of-the art terminal at JFK International Airport and further enhanced by its oneworld® Alliance membership. American and American Eagle are expanding their New York presence and by 2011 will offer approximately 290 daily departures to more than 80 unique destinations, including destinations and flights gained with an upcoming partnership with JetBlue Airways.

First Class Service on American Eagle

All of American Eagle's existing fleet of 25 CRJ-700 aircraft have been outfitted with a premium cabin, and the airline has begun taking delivery of 22 new two-class CRJ-700s, with all the new jets arriving by the end of 2011.

Eagle's complimentary First Class dining service includes a Continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt and a lunch or dinner that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert. First Class customers receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix.

American Eagle worked closely with engineers at the plane's manufacturer, Bombardier, to design new custom leather seating for the premium cabin. The new seat will include four-way adjustable headrests, ergonomically-contoured back and seat cushions, together with a unique articulated seat bottom, which will allow customers to recline with less impact on the legroom of passengers seated behind them.

In addition, Eagle's 22 new aircraft will be delivered with a redesigned ultra-slim seat in the main cabin that will provide an additional inch of living space compared to existing CRJ-700 seats and will incorporate many of the features found on the new first class seat. The CRJ-700 now offers either 54 or 56 seats in the main cabin and nine seats in First Class.

Eagle also will offer Premium Baggage service to its First Class customers, ensuring their checked bags are expedited to the baggage claim area after landing. Purchase your First Class experience on American Eagle at www.AA.com.

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, 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 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 more than 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).

About the AAdvantage® Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 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, 10 financial companies, and over 350 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 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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