American Airlines Thanks U.S. Military Personnel By Extending Special Fares and Other Offers

Troop Transports Also Continue; Employee Support Remains Strong as Well

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines has extended through June 1, 2006, several special offers that are available exclusively for active-duty members of the U.S. military. These offers include discounted airfares, relaxed advance purchase requirements and preferred boarding privileges.

“We appreciate and admire the courageous efforts of U.S. military personnel around the world to keep our country safe and strong,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “And we recognize the great sacrifice that their family members also make. As a result, American Airlines is pleased to extend these special offers to military members and their loved ones.”

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 the special military fares. The fares are available for travel to domestic and various international destinations.

In addition, the discounted military fares may be purchased up to a week after reservations are made — versus 24 hours for most non-military discount fares — making it easier for military personnel and their families to make travel arrangements.

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
Chicago O’Hare – Denver $79
Dallas/Fort Worth – Kansas City $79
Atlanta – Chicago O’Hare+ $129
Raleigh/Durham – St. Louis++ $129
Dallas/Fort Worth – Washington, D.C. $129
Nashville – New York City $129
Colorado Springs – Dallas/Fort Worth $129
Dallas/Fort Worth – Norfolk, Va.+ $169
Dallas/Fort Worth – San Diego $169

* 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 June 1, 2006. Fares do not include government-imposed taxes
and fees.
+ Travel may be on American Airlines or American
++ Service operated by American Eagle/AmericanConnection(R).


City Pair Fare Each Way
St. Louis – Cancun, Mexico $175
Miami – Tegucigalpa, Honduras $190
Fort Lauderdale – San Juan, Puerto Rico $245
Boston – London Heathrow $249
Miami – Madrid, Spain $255
New York Kennedy – St. Maarten, Neth. Ant. $285
Chicago O’Hare – Frankfurt, Germany $305
Los Angeles – Montego Bay, Jamaica $305
San Jose, Calif. – Tokyo Narita $310
Dallas/Fort Worth – Santiago, Chile $420

* 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 June 1, 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 June 1, 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 welcomes family members and relatives accompanying military personnel who are part of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

American’s commitment to the military continues in other ways as well. Since February 2003, American has operated 383 missions transporting U.S. troops. 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.

*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 $3.30 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 and Puerto Rico 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 June 1, 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. 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 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 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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