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    Global Traveler Readers Crown American Airlines as Best Domestic First Class

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, took home the top prize once again in Global Traveler magazine's GT Tested readers survey. For the fifth year in a row, the readers of Global Traveler magazine have named American "Best Domestic First Class Airline." The oneworld alliance also earned top honors as "Best Airline Alliance" for the second consecutive year.

    "American is committed to offering exceptional products in our premium class cabins and we're honored that our loyal customers have, once again, selected us for this award," said Rob Friedman, American's Vice President – Marketing. "Looking forward, we'll continue our focus on providing exceptional service and amenities to ensure all of our customers continue to receive the best possible travel experience."

    The annual GT Tested Awards program surveyed more than 35,000 business and leisure travelers with an open-ended reader survey to determine the best in business and luxury travel for 2011. The GT Tested Awards were presented on Dec. 1 in Los Angeles and are featured in the December issue of Global Traveler.

    "Congratulations to American Airlines on its fifth consecutive win," said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, Global Traveler. "American Airlines is one of the airlines we can always trust to find ranking on our reader survey and wine survey, and 2011 was no exception."

    American was also honored in August in Global Traveler's annual "Wines on the Wing" awards, taking the top award for Best North American Wines on the Wing, Best North American Sparkling Wine and Best North American Red Wine. Global Traveler's panel of wine experts and consultants selected American as serving the Best Sparkling Wine in the North American Premium Class category for its Gloria Ferrer Brut Sonoma, while the California Pellegrini Family Blend won among red wines. American provided tastings of its award-winning wine to attendees at the GT Tested Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Dec. 1.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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 trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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