A Hop, Skip and Jump Away, American Airlines Offers Customers Shorter Flights for Fewer AAdvantage Miles

Customers Can Book Short-Hop Flights for Fewer AAdvantage Miles

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 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(SM) 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(R) miles when booking award travel on the AA.com(R) Web site.

* Economy Class round-trip awards are available for just 15,000 miles, a
10,000-mile savings.
* First or Business Class round-trip awards are available for only 30,000
miles, a savings of 15,000 miles.
* Short-hop MileSAAver awards are available for travel from Sept. 1,
2005, through Feb. 28, 2006.
* Awards are valid for nonstop short-hop flights operated by American
Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection(R) carriers.

“The response we received from customers last year was overwhelming, as more than 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 fall and winter.”

AAdvantage members can check award availability using the AAdvantage HotSpots(SM) calendar on AA.com. The green color indicates the best opportunity for MileSAAver award availability.

Sample short-hop markets include popular city pairs like Dallas/Fort Worth-New Orleans, Chicago-Atlanta, Chicago-Toronto, Miami-New Orleans, 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.

Terms & Conditions

Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls. Seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. The short-hop award is valid for round-trip travel only on non-stop flights less than 750 air miles one way, which are marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection carriers in the continental U.S. and Canada. Determination of the 750 air miles restriction will be made by American Airlines. Open jaws are not allowed for this award. Travel on short-hop awards must be completed by February 28, 2006. Visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage for complete details, terms and conditions regarding award travel. Short-hop awards must be booked on http://www.aa.com/ .

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional carriers 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 575 destinations in 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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