For the Third Consecutive Year, American Airlines Voted Best Airline and Best Frequent Flyer Program By Readers of Latin Trade Magazine; Airline Wins New Category – Best Business Class

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — For the third consecutive year, American Airlines has been voted the best airline and the best frequent flyer program throughout Latin America by readers of Latin Trade Magazine. This year, the airline also won in a new airline category — best business class. The report is in Latin Trade’s February 2005 special issue: “The Best of Latin America.”

Latin Trade is the leading pan-regional business magazine in Latin America with a readership of 350,000. Published in English, Spanish and Portuguese, the magazine conducts an annual survey of 110,000 executive readers who travel for business in the region and vote for the best travel-related service in Latin America. “The Best of Latin America” survey began in 2003, and since its inception, American has taken top honors.

“We are very gratified to learn that our passengers selected us their best travel partner. Our continued effort to exceed their expectations is showing results. We are committed to continue to satisfy those expectations and make their travel experience an unforgettable one,” said Peter Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President, Miami, Caribbean and Latin America.

Latin Trade readers selected American as the best airline in Latin America due to its extensive route system, with 212 daily flights to the region. American also has the largest codesharing and partnership relationships with other Latin American carriers and is the only carrier that flies to all major cities in the region.

The readers also voted American No. 1 for the experience of traveling in business class. The airline’s high level of service makes business travelers as comfortable as possible during long flights, providing Bose noise-canceling headphones, and treats such as a mini-spa-in-a-bag. The airline also supports business travelers in flight with power for laptops and electronics in each seat.

AAdvantage(R), American’s Frequent Flyer Program, was selected as the best in Latin America. American Airlines passengers benefit from the airline’s 30 airline partnerships and the oneworld alliance. The airline’s extensive presence in the region makes it the top choice for travelers for accumulating miles.

Latin Trade’s special issue “Best of Latin America” reports on readers’ best choices in the following travel categories: best airport lounge, best airline, best frequent flyer program, best hotels, best business city, best convention center, best restaurant, best international airport, best airline food and best travel tips, among others. For additional information visit http://www.latintrade.com/ .

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, AAdvantage and Net SAAvers & Special Offers are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

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