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Give Winter the Cold Shoulder This Season With Great Low Fares From American Airlines

If you were planning to sit out the winter to see which way the winds are blowing -- weather or otherwise -- American Airlines wants you to know it has great fares to a number of very attractive destinations this season.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, is offering low fares for winter travel to many destinations throughout its worldwide route network, including popular spots in the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia. If you want to soak up some sun, or perhaps some local culture, now is a good time to contact American.

Travel dates for American's low winter fares vary by destination (see below), and tickets must be purchased by Dec. 1, 2008. But no matter where you're headed, you'll be giving the cold shoulder to everything winter may throw your way this year. So come in out of the cold and contact American Airlines soon.

Here are the highlights of American's low, winter travel fares:                     

American's Winter Travel Fares

-- Available to select destinations in the continental United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

-- Purchase tickets no later than Dec. 1, 2008; advance purchase is required.

-- Travel dates vary by destination. For domestic destinations, travel early December 2008 -- late February 2009. For international destinations, travel early December 2008 -- early March or early April 2009.

-- Other restrictions, including embargo dates, apply. For rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com.

Here are samples of American's great low fares. Fare amounts shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com.

UNITED STATES                                                 
Fare Each Way Based on Between Round-Trip Purchase*  
Dallas/Fort Worth -- St. Louis                          $49  
Miami -- Washington, D.C.                               $49  
Austin -- Los Angeles                                   $79  
Miami -- St. Louis                                      $79  
Boston -- Chicago O'Hare                                $89  
Denver -- Dallas/Fort Worth                             $89  
New York City -- Orlando                                $89  
Los Angeles -- Washington, D.C.                        $109  
New York City -- San Francisco                         $109  
Chicago O'Hare -- Los Angeles                          $124  
Las Vegas -- Miami                                     $129  
New York City -- San Diego                             $129

*Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are valid for travel Dec. 2, 2008 -- Feb. 26, 2009. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.

INTERNATIONAL                                                 
Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase*  
New York Kennedy -- St. Maarten, Neth. Ant.            $120  
New York City -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Is.              $127  
Dallas/Fort Worth -- Mexico City, Mexico               $162  
Dallas/Fort Worth -- Montego Bay, Jamaica              $193  
Boston -- London Heathrow, England                     $213  
Chicago O'Hare -- Cozumel, Mexico                      $225  
Miami -- Recife, Brazil                                $287  
Miami -- Salvador, Brazil                              $287  
New York Kennedy -- Zurich, Switzerland                $299  
Chicago O'Hare -- Paris, France                        $339  
New York Kennedy -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil             $375  
Chicago O'Hare -- Shanghai, China                      $471  
Los Angeles -- Tokyo Narita, Japan                     $538

*Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares to the Caribbean and Mexico are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 -- Feb. 26, 2009; complete travel by March 3, 2009. Fares to all other international destinations are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 -- March 3, 2009; complete travel by April 2, 2009 (April 1, 2009 for Great Britain). Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting http://www.aa.com/. On AA.com you'll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights -- guaranteed. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

For an additional $20 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American's reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States. Outside the United States, call the local reservations number. For an additional $30 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent. Travel agents may impose a service charge for ticketing.

A "Fly Now, Pay Later" deferred payment option on American allows holders of the American Airlines Credit Card(SM) account to enjoy six months of no payments and no interest for tickets purchased on AA.com. For terms and conditions and more details, visit http://www.aa.com/paylater.

American Airlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to many popular destinations around the world. For more information, visit http://www.aavacations.com/.

*Fare Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are each way based on off-peak round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. For U.S. destinations, fares shown are valid for travel Tuesday/Wednesday/ Saturday; other travel days are available at additional cost. For international destinations, fares shown are valid for travel Monday-Thursday (except Great Britain, which is Monday-Wednesday); other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.50 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international/ Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $180, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

Ticketing -- U.S. destinations: Tickets must be purchased at least 10 days prior to departure or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 1, 2008 (Central Time).

Ticketing -- international destinations: Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within three days of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., Dec. 1, 2008 (Central Time).

Travel -- U.S. destinations: Fares are valid for travel Dec. 2, 2008 through Feb. 26, 2009. Travel is not valid Dec. 20, 23, 27, 2008, and Jan. 3, 2009.

Travel -- Caribbean destinations: Fares are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 through Feb. 26, 2009, with return travel complete by midnight March 3, 2009. Travel is not valid from the United States Dec. 20-23 and Dec. 26-28, 2008, and to the United States Jan. 2-5, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

Travel -- Mexico destinations: Fares are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 through Feb. 26, 2009, with return travel complete by midnight March 3, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

Travel -- Latin America destinations: Fares are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 through March 3, 2009, with return travel complete by midnight April 2, 2009. Travel is not valid to the United States Jan. 2-10, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

Travel -- Europe destinations: Fares are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 through March 3, 2009, with return travel complete by midnight April 2, 2009 (April 1, 2009 for Great Britain). Travel is not valid from the United States Dec. 18-23, 2008 and Jan. 2-9, 2009, and to the United States Dec. 18-23, 2008 and Dec. 30, 2008 - Jan. 7, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

Travel -- Asia destinations: Fares are valid for travel beginning Dec. 1, 2008 through March 3, 2009, with return travel complete by midnight April 2, 2009. Travel is not valid from the United States Dec. 13-23, 2008, and to the United States Jan. 1-14, 2009. A Saturday-night minimum stay is required, and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and the AmericanConnection® airlines and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a US$150 fee for U.S., Mexico and Caribbean destinations ($200 for Latin America; $250 for Europe and Asia) plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight's scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.

A portion of travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or an AmericanConnection airline. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.

To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Customers may be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and $25 each way for the second checked bag. See http://www.aa.com/aa/pubcontent/en_US/utility/041208_CheckBagFee.jsp for more information.

AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AAdvantage, AmericanAirlines Vacations, and AA.com are marks of American Airlines, Inc. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld Alliance, LLC. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit http://www.aa.com/. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit http://www.aa.com/benefits.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, 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 nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. American Airlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

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