American Airlines Offers Customers Shorter Flights for Fewer AAdvantage Miles

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Back by popular demand, American Airlines is making it easier for customers to take to the skies when booking their next award trip. With short-hop MileSAAver awards, customers can fly round-trip on nonstop routes under 750 air miles one way within the continental United States and Canada for a reduced number of AAdvantage miles when booking award travel on the AA.com Web site. Available for travel through Feb. 28, 2006, economy Class round-trip awards are available for just 15,000 miles, a 10,000-mile savings. First or Business Class round-trip awards require only 30,000 miles, a savings of 15,000 miles. “The response we received from customers last year was overwhelming, as more than 80,000 short-hop awards were claimed,” said Kurt Stache, President- American Airlines AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “As the world’s largest travel rewards program, we are making it easier than ever for customers to use their miles and enjoy traveling. Now, customers can get that vacation experience and do more spontaneous travel this winter.” Awards are valid for nonstop short-hop flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection carriers. AAdvantage members can check award availability using the AAdvantage HotSpots calendar on AA.com. The green color indicates the best opportunity for MileSAAver award availability. Sample short-hop markets include popular city pairs like Chicago-Atlanta, Chicago-Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth-Denver, Los Angeles-San Francisco and Boston-Raleigh/Durham. For more information on short-hop markets visit http://www.aa.com/shorthops , or go to http://www.aa.com/ to book your award.

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