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It's the Great American (Airlines) Sale; See the U.S.A. and Save Some Money Along the Way

American Puts U.S. Destinations on Sale for Travel through Mid-May

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you've wanted to see more of the U.S.A., but the economy has you moaning, "There's no way," then count on American Airlines to save the day. And right now, we have the great low fares to prove it.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, has put destinations in the continental U.S. on sale for travel this spring. East Coast, West Coast, Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, Southwest, Midwest ... they're on sale for travel through May 20.

American, together with its regional affiliate, American Eagle, is your airline for spring travel this year (and any time of year, for that matter). We can take you to all the great sites the country has to offer; to that relaxing vacation on the beach, in the mountains, or at the golf course; to that big family reunion or that quiet visit with a long-lost friend or college roommate.

Whatever your plans, you'll save money with American's great low fares this spring. But don't delay. Tickets for American's low spring sale fares must be purchased by March 16, 2009.

Here are the highlights of American's low fares for travel through mid-May:

American Airlines U.S.A. Spring Sale Fares

  • Available to destinations in the continental United States.
  • Travel through May 20, 2009.
  • Purchase tickets no later than March 16, 2009.
  • 14-day advance purchase is required.
  • 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.

SAMPLE MARKETS Between Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase*
Dallas/Fort Worth - Tulsa++ $37
Los Angeles - Monterey, Calif.+ $37
Chicago O'Hare - Minneapolis/St. Paul $42
Miami - Philadelphia $58
Chicago O'Hare - St. Louis $62
Atlanta - Dallas/Fort Worth $73
Los Angeles - Washington, D.C. Dulles $97
Los Angeles - Orlando $107
New York Kennedy - San Francisco $115

*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 through May 20, 2009. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.

+ Service operated by American Eagle.

++Travel may be on American Airlines or American Eagle.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting 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 www.aa.com/guarantee. And, for the benefits of booking at AA.com, visit 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 www.aa.com/paylater.

American Airlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting and affordable travel packages available to many popular destinations in the United States. For more information, visit 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. Fares shown are valid for travel Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday; other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.60 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.

Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 16, 2009 (Central Time).

Fares are valid for travel through May 20, 2009. Fares are not valid for travel March 28 and April 4, 11, 2009.

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 $150 fee 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 www.aa.com/baggageallowance 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 www.aa.com. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit www.aa.com/guarantee. For the benefits of booking at AA.com, visit 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. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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