American Airlines to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary With Its First Flight to China

Special Introductory Fares to Shanghai Starting at Just $625* Round Trip

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — In April, American Airlines celebrates its 80th anniversary with special introductory fares on new daily nonstop service between Chicago and Shanghai, China — the airline’s first service to China, one of the world’s fastest growing markets for commercial aviation.

American began service between Chicago and St. Louis, Missouri, in April 1926. Now, 80 years later, Shanghai will be the 21st international destination served by American and its affiliate, American Eagle, from Chicago as the airline continues to expand its operations in Asia. More than 300,000 companies based in the Chicago area, including 34 Fortune 500 companies, will benefit from nonstop service to one of China’s largest business centers. From Shanghai, American will offer convenient connections to several cities throughout China via its partnership with China Eastern Airlines, one of the largest airlines in China.

The introductory fare from Chicago begins at just $625* round trip when purchased on American’s Web site, . Service from other cites via Chicago is also attractively priced. Flights begin April 2, 2006 (April 3 from Shanghai). So now is the perfect time to begin planning what is sure to be the trip of a lifetime to see the sites and experience the wonders of China’s largest and most vibrant city.

Here are the highlights of American’s introductory fares to Shanghai:

American’s Shanghai Introductory Fares

* Available from select continental U.S. cities to Shanghai.

* Begin travel between April 2 and May 18, 2006; return through June 30,

* Purchase tickets no later than March 10, 2006.

* Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see
the terms and conditions below, or visit American’s Web

Travelers to and from Shanghai will fly in style on a Boeing 777, the largest and most comfortable aircraft in American’s fleet. On board, customers will enjoy distinctive service and dining options in all three cabins, including a selection of Chinese food and Chinese beer. In-flight entertainment will be available, as well as powerports in each premium cabin seat and on some seats in the main cabin. So whether relaxing or working, the in-flight experience will be enjoyable.

Here are samples of American’s low introductory fares to Shanghai. Fare amounts shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy Class travel purchased on


FROM/Round-Trip FareAvailable on*
Chicago O’Hare $625
Atlanta $675
Boston $675
Dallas/Fort Worth $680
New York LaGuardia $675
Newark, N.J. $675
St. Louis $675
Washington, D.C. (DCA and IAD) $675

* Fares shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy Class travel
purchased on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid
for outbound travel between April 2 and May 18, 2006, with return
through June 30, 2006. Fares do not include all government-imposed
taxes and fees.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting Book travel and purchase your ticket on and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on you’ll find the absolute lowest fares available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) flights — guaranteed. For lowest- fare guarantee terms and conditions, visit .

*Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are for round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel Monday-Thursday. Slightly higher fares apply other days of the week. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.30 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger’s itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport, up to $5 per one way or $10 per round trip. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $160, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

Fares shown are for travel originating April 2-May 18, 2006. Return travel must be complete through June 30, 2006. A six-day minimum stay is required and a 45-day maximum stay is allowed. Travel is valid via Chicago O’Hare Airport on AA trans-Pacific flights 288 or 289.

Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2006 (Central Standard Time).

Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection(R) and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you cancel your reservation before the original departure time, meet the restrictions of the new fare, and pay up to a $150 change fee plus any fare difference. When you cancel your ticketed flight prior to departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue on an unused ticket or one year from travel origination on a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight before departure time, the ticket has no value.

A portion of or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., or RegionsAir, Inc. American Eagle and AmericanConnection are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

Tickets may also be obtained through an American Airlines Telephone Reservations Office for an additional $10 or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $15.

To purchase tickets on you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

American Airlines, AAdvantage, and are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months’ notice.

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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