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    Direct to the Big Apple From Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on American Eagle Airlines

    American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, today began nonstop service between The Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids (CID) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

    American Eagle operates the round-trip service with its 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 jets.

    "We are pleased to be adding service to Cedar Rapids," said American Eagle President and CEO Peter Bowler. "With service to Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis and now, New York City, our customers will be able to connect anywhere in the world that American Airlines flies."

    "American Eagle is a great business partner for Eastern Iowa travelers," said Airport Director Dan Mann. "With 17 daily departures and nonstop service to Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, St. Louis and now New York City, American Eagle is The Eastern Iowa Airport's largest air service provider. The continued support of travelers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and the entire region is essential to sustain this new service for future growth."

    The schedule for the flights between LaGuardia and Cedar Rapids, Iowa (all times local):

    LaGuardia International Airport to Cedar Rapids, Iowa (LGA-CID)  
    FLIGHT          DEPARTS             ARRIVES            DAYS                                                        
    4862            11:15 a.m.          1:10 p.m.         Daily; except Saturday   

    Cedar Rapids, Iowa to LaGuardia International Airport (CID-LGA)  
    FLIGHT          DEPARTS             ARRIVES            DAYS                                                         
    4864            1:35 p.m.           5:05 p.m.         Daily; except Saturday

    In addition to the new LaGuardia service, American Eagle has six round trips from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Cedar Rapids. American Eagle also serves Cedar Rapids from Chicago O'Hare with seven daily round trips. AmericanConnection has three daily round trips from St. Louis to Cedar Rapids.

    American Airlines and American Eagle also have efforts under way to help aid victims of the recent tornadoes and flooding in the Central United States, including the Cedar Rapids area. AAdvantage members can help by contributing to the American Red Cross to support Central U.S. floods and tornadoes disaster relief activities. The American Red Cross will use the funds to help victims following these devastating natural disasters. Contributions to these funds can be made online at http://www.aa.com/DisasterRelief.

    AAdvantage members will receive a one-time award of 250 bonus AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $50 or 500 bonus miles for a donation of $100 or more to these relief efforts through July 31, 2008.

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates over 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of 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 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. .

    About the American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization -- not a government agency -- and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit http://www.redcross.org/ or join our blog at http://www.redcrosschat.org/.

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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

    CONTACT: Andrea Huguely, Corporate Communications of American Eagle
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