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Up for a New Fall Shopping Experience? Take an American Airlines Flight From New York to Minneapolis-St. Paul - The Mall of America is Just 11 Minutes From the Airport

Also, American Begins Flying JFK-Chicago Service Today with Larger Jets

New Yorkers who are seeking a different shopping experience this Fall may want to consider taking the new American Airlines flight from LaGuardia Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul -- where they can board a local Metro Transit train for an 11-minute ride to the world-famous Mall of America.

With its inaugural flight today, American is offering three daily round-trip flights to Minneapolis-St. Paul, conveniently timed for early morning, midday and early evening departures. The airline will use Boeing MD80 aircraft on the route configured with 16 First-Class seats and 124 seats in the Main Cabin.

"Many of our customers asked for convenient nonstop service between New York and Minneapolis/St. Paul, so we are delighted to add it to our schedule," said Chuck Imhof, American's Vice President Passenger Sales - Greater New York. "Business travelers and shoppers will appreciate that they can fly to Minneapolis/St. Paul or New York, put in a full day of work or shopping, and return home that evening."

American also begins expanded flights today between JFK and Chicago O'Hare Airport. The airline starts flying the route twice daily using 140-seat MD80 aircraft, while American Eagle continues to fly JFK-Chicago with one daily flight. The net effect will be an additional flight, for a total of three flights daily -- two operated with MD80s -- creating 222 additional seats each way, in the JFK-Chicago market.

American offers more flights from New York to O'Hare Airport than any other airline. American and American Eagle now operate 38 daily New York flights to O'Hare: 19 from LaGuardia, 10 from White Plains/Westchester County, six from Newark, and three American and American Eagle flights from JFK.

New York LaGuardia -- Minneapolis/St. Paul

Following is American's schedule between New York LaGuardia and Minneapolis/St. Paul, effective Sept. 5, 2007. All times shown are local.

From New York LGA to Minneapolis/St. Paul  
Flight         Departs             Arrives           Frequency  
1017           6:20 a.m.           8:15 a.m.        Monday-Friday  
1221           10:45 a.m.          12:50 p.m.           Daily  
1191           6:45 p.m.           8:50 p.m.      Daily, except Sat.               

From Minneapolis/St. Paul to New York LGA  
Flight          Departs             Arrives           Frequency  
1152            6:30 a.m.           10:10 a.m.       Monday-Friday  
1154            1:40 p.m.           5:25 p.m.            Daily  
1192            6:45 p.m.           10:30 p.m.     Daily, except Sat.

With the new Minneapolis/St. Paul service beginning today, American and American Eagle combined will operate a total of nearly 130 daily departures out of LaGuardia.

New York Kennedy -- Chicago O'Hare

Following is American and American Eagle's schedule between New York JFK and Chicago O'Hare, effective Sept. 5. All times shown are local.

From New York JFK to Chicago O'Hare  
Flight           Departs             Arrives           Frequency  
1323             7:35 a.m.           9:05 a.m.            Daily  
1815             3:45 p.m.           5:25 p.m.            Daily  
4392*            6:25 p.m.           8:45 p.m.            Daily                  

From Chicago O'Hare to New York JFK  
Flight           Departs             Arrives           Frequency  
1362             11:45 a.m.          3:00 p.m.            Daily  
4138*            2:00 p.m.           5:35 p.m.            Daily  
414              4:45 p.m.           8:10 p.m.            Daily  

* Denotes service operated by American Eagle.

The new nonstop flights from LaGuardia to Minneapolis/St. Paul, along with the larger aircraft between JFK and Chicago, join a list of other schedule enhancements out of New York that have already been implemented or will start later this year. Beginning today, American also begins daily, non-stop service between JFK and Las Vegas. Earlier this year, American added new service or additional flights from New York to Atlanta and Raleigh/Durham, N.C., while its regional affiliate, American Eagle, began nonstop service to Cincinnati. This summer, American added flights from New York to Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Caracas, Venezuela; and San Francisco. In September, American Eagle starts nonstop service to Louisville, Ky. This November, American will begin nonstop service to St. Kitts and Nevis, as well as St. Lucia. And early next year, American will begin two new routes to Milan, Italy, and Barcelona, Spain, from JFK, as well as a second daily roundtrip between JFK and London's Stansted Airport.

American is a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance.  About 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 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

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