American Airlines Puts Ski Destinations on Sale

The Weather Outside Is Frightful … But the Fares Are Sooo Delightful

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Attention all skiers, snowboarders and anyone else who likes to hurtle down slippery slopes: American Airlines is now offering great low fares to select ski destinations for travel between mid-January and mid-February 2006.

Whether you’re a novice at winter sports or a seasoned veteran, American’s low fares are the perfect lift (pun intended) to a relaxing and fun-filled winter getaway. It’s a great time to save some green in your quest for sparkling white snow.

American’s special ski destination sale fares are available for travel to and from Gunnison/Crested Butte, Montrose/Telluride, Steamboat Springs/Hayden and Vail/Eagle in Colorado; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; and Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

Here are the highlights of American’s sale fares:

American’s Ski Destination Sale Fares

* Available for travel between cities in the continental U.S. and select
ski destinations in Colorado, Wyoming and Canada.

* Fares are for sale through Dec. 31, 2005; a 14-day advance purchase is

* Travel between Jan. 15 and Feb. 17, 2006.

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

Here are samples of American’s great low fares to ski destinations. Fare amounts shown are available on, and are effective for outbound travel to the ski destination Sunday through Tuesday, returning Wednesday through Friday. Slightly higher fares apply for other travel days of the week:


City Pair Round-Trip Fare
Available on*
Dallas/Fort Worth – Vail/Eagle $252
Dallas/Fort Worth – Montrose/Telluride+ $258
Los Angeles – Vail/Eagle++ $268
Chicago O’Hare – Jackson Hole $290
Chicago O’Hare – Steamboat Springs/Hayden $302
Newark – Vail/Eagle $309
Dallas/Fort Worth – Gunnison/Crested Butte $314
Dallas/Fort Worth – Calgary $317
Chicago O’Hare – Vail/Eagle $318
Dallas/Fort Worth – Vancouver $373

* Fares shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy Class travel
purchased on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares do not include
government-imposed taxes and fees.
+ Service operated by American and American Eagle.
++ Service does not operate on Tuesday/Wednesday through Feb. 6, 2006.
Daily service begins Feb. 7, 2006.

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 .

For an additional $10 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made 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. For an additional $15 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office.

American also has a number of exciting vacation packages to ski destinations available through AmericanAirlines Vacations. To contact AA Vacations, call 1-800-321-2121, or visit .

*Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are for round-trip, off-peak Economy-Class travel purchased on, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel to Jackson Hole, Wyo; Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colo.; Montrose/Telluride, Colo.; Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colo; Vail/Eagle, Colo.; Calgary, Canada; and Vancouver, Canada, Sunday through Tuesday, and travel from these cities is valid Wednesday through Friday. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Service between Los Angeles and Vail/Eagle does not operate on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Feb. 6, 2006; daily service begins Feb. 7, 2006. Fares are subject to change without notice.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.20 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. Fares for destinations in Canada do not include Federal Inspection Fee of $7 USD per round trip or Air Traveler Security charge of up to $24 CAD per passenger originating at a Canadian airport.

Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure, within 24 hours of making reservations, or by midnight Dec. 31, 2005 (Central Standard Time), whichever comes first.

Fares are valid for travel Jan. 15 through Feb 17, 2006. A one-night minimum stay is required.

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 $100 change fee plus any fare difference. When ticketed flights are canceled 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 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.

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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