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Vegas.com Cyllenius Division First to Announce it has Implemented American Airlines Direct Connect

Company Reveals Partnership with American Through Direct Connect

FORT WORTH, Texas, and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines said today it has entered into an agreement with VEGAS.com and its technology division, Cyllenius, to utilize American's direct connect technology to access fares as well as customized travel products and services.  

VEGAS.com and Cyllenius have been issuing American Airlines tickets through the link for the past five months.  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.  The link is part of a long-term relationship between American Airlines and VEGAS.com.  

Cyllenius also powers Lasvegas.com, Espanol.VEGAS.com and Mexico.com, which are also using direct connect.  Cyllenius provides a full range of products integrated into a proprietary, private-labeled travel shopping cart including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, nightclub passes, tours and golf for multiple leisure destinations and travel providers.  

About Cyllenius

Cyllenius is a leading company for comprehensive and integrated business solutions for Commerce, Ticketing and Token Based Payments that enable customers to enhance their brand, maximize revenue and profitability, and deliver an unsurpassed experience for their guests. Clients range from individual hotels and attractions to major hospitality groups and destination marketing organizations, and solutions are installed nationwide and internationally.

About VEGAS.COM

VEGAS.com is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on www.VEGAS.com, www.Lasvegas.com, www.Mexico.com,  and espanol.VEGAS.com. VEGAS.com, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 50 locations including the Palms, Paris, Harrah's, Bally's, Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. VEGAS.com is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® 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 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 serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 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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