American Airlines Turns 80 and Launches Family Reunion Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes Offers a Chance to Win the Family Vacation of a Lifetime in the Bahamas

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In celebration of American’s 80th anniversary and its commitment to the essence of family, American Airlines will launch a Family Reunion Sweepstakes Feb. 1, 2006 that will continue until Feb. 28, 2006. Registrants can enter to win online at .

“American Airlines is dedicated to bringing families together across the globe in celebration of their past, present and future,” said Dan Garton, Executive Vice President-Marketing for American Airlines. “One way of achieving this is by taking care of the most important steps in planning a family reunion: location, transportation and accommodations. We want you to enjoy the reunion of a lifetime with beautiful surroundings and great memories.”

The winner of the Family Reunion Sweepstakes will receive 10 roundtrip tickets for their family to come together at Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, for three nights and four days. While on the island, the winning family can enjoy many activities such as scuba diving, parasailing, nature excursions, historic tours and shopping.

The site is also a resource guide for planning a successful and healthy family reunion. It explains the key steps for planning a family reunion, including activities for all ages. The site also has American Airlines’ related links to special fares and discounts for restaurants and hotels. In addition, it lists simple tips to apply to your daily routine to achieve overall health such as watching out for hidden calories in foods, practicing portion control and using natural seasonings in cooking.

The sweepstakes build upon American’s “We Know Why You Fly” brand campaign, launched in the fall of 2004, and expanded through its Hispanic and African-American advertising and promotion initiatives in 2005. One of American’s recent new ads, “Red Pumps,” captures its customers’ desire for spontaneous travel, love and quality of life. The Family Reunion Sweepstakes complements and supports American’s brand promise, especially to families.

Garton further commented that American Airlines understands why families fly and that American has helped families create memorable moments for 80 years. He added that the airline’s 80-year history and the ability to offer vacations to destinations like the Bahamas demonstrate American’s staying power in the travel industry and how its extensive global network benefits its customers, regardless of whether they are traveling for business or pleasure.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, 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(SM) 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 Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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