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American Eagle Airlines Launches Nonstop Jet Service From Rapid City, S.D., to Chicago O'Hare and Dallas/Fort Worth

'More Great Cities' AAdvantage Bonus Miles and Double AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offers Available On New Route

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today celebrated the launch of nonstop seasonal jet service from Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP) to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and year-round service from Rapid City to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Eagle will operate the service with 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets.

"American Eagle is extremely proud to reintroduce service from Rapid City to both Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth," said Gary Foss, Vice President – Marketing and Planning for American's Regional Network. "With access to two of American's largest hubs and international gateways, customers will enjoy convenient connections on American Eagle to destinations throughout the American Airlines global network."

The schedule for the flights between Rapid City and Chicago O'Hare (all times local) is as follows:

Rapid City to Chicago O'Hare (RAP-ORD)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

4086

9:45 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Daily




Chicago O'Hare to Rapid City (ORD-RAP)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

4046

8:05 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

Daily




The schedule between Rapid City and Dallas/Fort Worth (all times local):

Rapid City to Dallas/Fort Worth (RAP-DFW)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

2814

2:10 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Daily




Dallas/Fort Worth to Rapid City (DFW-RAP)


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

DAYS

2813

12:15 p.m.

1:40 p.m.

Daily




An additional seasonal flight from Rapid City to Chicago will begin on June 10.

"More Great Cities" AAdvantage® Bonus Miles Offer

To celebrate the new destinations from Chicago, Dallas and Miami, American is offering the "More Great Cities" bonus mile offer. Members who fly round trip to or from at least two of the new destinations below between April 9 and July 31, 2010, will earn AAdvantage bonus miles. Members can earn between 1,000 and 100,000 bonus miles based on the number of round trips to or from different eligible cities. Select routes from Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami are also included in the offer. Members can obtain complete offer details and register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers.


Eligible Cities

Chicago - Allentown, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Cheyenne, Wyo. #

Chicago - Harrisburg, Pa.

Chicago - Beijing, China *

Chicago - Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Augusta, Ga. **

Chicago - Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Asheville, N.C.

Chicago - Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dallas/Forth Worth - Fayetteville, N.C. **

Chicago - Lexington, Ky.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Chicago - Fargo, N.D.

Miami - Eleuthera, Bahamas

Chicago - Tri-cities, Tenn. ^

Miami – Governors Harbor, Bahamas

Chicago - Charleston, W. Va.

Miami – Treasure Cay, Bahamas

Dallas/Fort Worth- Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Sioux Falls, S.D.

*Service Starts 4/26/10

**Service Starts 6/10/10

^Service Starts 7/2/10

# Service Starts 7/15/10



Double AAdvantage Bonus Offer

In addition to the "More Great Cities" offer, customers can earn double miles on new American Airlines and American Eagle routes between Rapid City and Chicago or Dallas/Fort Worth beginning today and in the coming months. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code CHIAA. Double mile promotions are also being offered on other new American Eagle routes serving Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and New York. Registration and complete promotion details can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

Terms and Conditions

Complete offer terms and conditions for the bonus offers listed above can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

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 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 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).

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