American Airlines Will Help Independence Air Customers Make Other Travel Arrangements

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today announced it has implemented policies to assist customers who need to make other travel arrangements because of the closure of Independence Air.

For confirmed travel effective Jan. 5 through Jan. 31, 2006, American will waive the advance-purchase requirements on most types of American fares for Independence Air customers, subject to inventory availability. Travel on American Airlines must match each passenger’s ticketed itinerary, including travel dates. Customers must show proof of purchase on Independence Air to take advantage of this offer. Proof may include an e-ticket confirmation letter, an e-ticket receipt, an e-ticket itinerary card or paper tickets printed by Independence Air. American Airlines agents will not be able to accept photocopies.

Independence Air customers may obtain additional information and accommodation options (including any standby travel options) at American’s Web site, AA.com. Actual booking of itineraries must be done through American Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 or at an airport ticket counter. As always, transactions through American Reservations are $10 extra and transactions at the airport are $15 extra.

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, 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(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, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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