American Airlines Continues to Salute the U.S. Military; Extends Special Fares and Other Offers

Troop Transports and Employee Actions Also Demonstrate AA Support

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines today showed its continuing appreciation for the U.S. armed forces by extending into January 2006 several special offers available exclusively for active-duty members of the U.S. military. These offers include discounted airfares, reduced minimum stay requirements, and preferred boarding privileges.

“Every day, members of our armed forces and their families continue to demonstrate courage, commitment — and great sacrifice — on behalf of their country and their fellow citizens,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “American Airlines is pleased to extend these special offers in admiration and appreciation for all they are doing.”

American is now allowing travel on its special military fares through Jan. 31, 2006. Active-duty members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves who are on leave or furlough (including those who are traveling within seven days of discharge from active service), and their spouse and dependent children are eligible for these fares. The special military fares are available for travel to domestic and various international destinations.

In addition, the minimum stay requirement on the discounted military fares remains only one night, making it easier for military personnel and their families to qualify for a reduced fare.

Here are samples of American’s great low fares for the U.S. military. Fares shown are each way, based on a round-trip purchase:


City Pair Fare Each Way
Newark – Raleigh/Durham+ $76
Atlanta – St. Louis+ $81
Chicago O’Hare – Raleigh/Durham $85
Nashville – New York LaGuardia+ $95
St. Louis – Washington, D.C. Reagan National+ $101
Norfolk – St. Louis+ $104
Baltimore – Dallas/Fort Worth $118
Colorado Springs – Dallas/Fort Worth $119
Dallas/Fort Worth – Norfolk $134

* Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy
Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are valid for travel
through Jan. 31, 2006. Fares do not include government-imposed taxes
and fees.
+ Travel may be on American Airlines or American


City Pair Fare Each Way
Miami – Tegucigalpa, Honduras $155
St. Louis – Cancun, Mexico $180
Fort Lauderdale – San Juan, Puerto Rico $245
New York (JFK) – St. Maarten, Neth. Ant. $275
Los Angeles – Montego Bay, Jamaica $295
Boston – London Heathrow $335
Miami – Madrid, Spain $335
San Jose, Calif. – Tokyo Narita $373
Chicago O’Hare – Frankfurt, Germany $398
Dallas/Fort Worth – Santiago, Chile $400

* Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy
Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are valid for travel
through Jan. 31, 2006. Fares do not include government-imposed taxes and fees.

Travel arrangements can be made at American Airlines ticketing locations or by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espanol 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, call the local reservations number. Military ID must be presented at the time of airport check-in. These military fares are not available via the Internet. Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below.

As a thank you to U.S. troops, American is also continuing to invite uniformed military personnel to pre-board with First-Class passengers, or at any time during the boarding process.

Also, U.S. military men and women who are participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom are welcome to be American’s guests at Admirals Club facilities between flights when they are on emergency or Rest and Relaxation (R&R) leave from their overseas duties. This invitation for complimentary access has been extended through Jan. 31, 2006, at all airport locations that do not have USO facilities. Eligible military personnel in appropriate uniform need only present their emergency or R&R leave forms from Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom to access an Admirals Club location. In addition, the Admirals Club has expanded its policy to include family members and relatives accompanying military personnel who are part of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

American’s commitment to the military extends beyond the availability of special fares and privileges. Since February 2003, American has operated 366 missions transporting U.S. troops around the world. These flights have been piloted, staffed and serviced by American’s employees. In addition, employees have also helped welcome troops home from overseas as they arrive at U.S. airports, and are involved in organizations supporting U.S. troops.

“We’re proud of the many efforts of American’s employees to support the U.S. military,” said Garton. “Our armed forces are the best, and likewise American’s employees, through their actions, have once again demonstrated they are the finest people in the industry.”

*Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy-Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel all 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 $3.20 per U.S. domestic flight segment (including Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands), 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 and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $125, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

Advance purchase requirements do not apply, but ticketing must occur within seven days of making reservations.

Fares are valid for travel through Jan. 31, 2006. A one-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

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 any fare difference. If you do not cancel your flight before departure time, the ticket has no value. When ticketed flights are cancelled 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.

A portion of or all travel may be operated by American Eagle, American’s regional airline affiliate, or by AmericanConnection(R) (Chautauqua Airlines, RegionsAir, or Trans States Airlines). American Eagle and AmericanConnection are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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 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,, 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 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

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