Go for the Gold … Save Some Green With American’s End-of-Season Ski Sale Fares


Great Deals Also Available Through AAVacations

FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Attention all armchair winter Olympians: If watching the winter Olympics in Torino has given you the urge to strap on skis or a snowboard and go for your own personal gold, then contact American Airlines immediately.

American is offering great low fares for travel from March 14 through early April 2006 to several popular ski destinations in Colorado, Wyoming and Canada. And AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) has a number of exciting vacation packages available as well. So even if you don’t win gold, silver or bronze, you’re sure to at least take home the “green” — big savings on American.

Here are the highlights of American’s ski sale fares:

American’s Ski Sale Fares

* Available between continental U.S. cities and Vail/Eagle, Steamboat
Springs/Hayden, Gunnison/Crested Butte and Montrose/Telluride in
Colorado; Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Calgary and Vancouver in Canada.

* Travel between March 14 and April 2, 2006 to U.S. ski destinations;
between March 14 and April 9, 2006 to Canadian ski destinations.

* Either a 7- or 14-day advance purchase is required; purchase tickets
no later than March 8, 2006.

* Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see
the terms and conditions below, or visit American’s AA.com(R) Web
site.

Here are samples of American’s great low fares to ski destinations. Fare amounts shown are round trip, available on AA.com, and are effective for travel to ski cities Sunday-Tuesday, and from ski cities Wednesday-Friday. Slightly higher fares apply for travel on other days of the week.

SAMPLE SKI SALE FARES

City Pair/ Round-Trip Fare Available on AA.com*

Chicago O’Hare – Jackson Hole $260
Dallas/Fort Worth – Gunnison/Crested Butte $262
Dallas/Fort Worth – Montrose/Telluride+ $262
Dallas/Fort Worth – Vail/Eagle $262
Dallas/Fort Worth – Steamboat Springs/Hayden $268
Los Angeles – Vail/Eagle $278
Dallas/Fort Worth – Jackson Hole $283
Chicago O’Hare – Steamboat Springs/Hayden $312
Newark – Vail/Eagle $319
Dallas/Fort Worth – Vancouver $353
Dallas/Fort Worth – Calgary $360

* Fares shown are for round-trip off-peak Economy Class travel purchased
on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares do not include all
government-imposed taxes and fees.
+ Service operated Monday-Friday by American Eagle; Saturday-Sunday by
American Airlines.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting AA.com. Book travel and purchase your ticket on AA.com and earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles. There are no online booking fees. In addition, on AA.com 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 http://www.aa.com/guarantee .

AAVacations Offers

Here are some of the great deals to ski destinations currently being offered by AAVacations. In addition, AAdvantage members can redeem miles to lower the cost of the land portion of AAVacation packages — something no other airline frequent flyer program offers. To contact AAVacations, call 1-800-321-2121, or visit AAVacations.com. Booking made through AAVacations.com earn 1000 AAdvantage bonus miles.

Keystone (near Vail)

Inn at Keystone
6 Days/5 Nights From $333**
(land only, per person, double occupancy)
Valid through 03/25/06

Keystone

River Run Condominiums
6 Days/5 Nights From $445**
(land only, per person, double occupancy)
Valid 03/26/06-04/15/06

Aspen

The Inn at Aspen
5th Night Free
6 Days/5 Nights From $276**
(land only, per person, double occupancy)
Valid 03/25/06-04/11/06

Banff/Lake Louise (near Calgary)

The Fairmont Banff Springs
5th Night Free
6 Days/5 Nights From $506**
(land only, per person, double occupancy)
Valid through 04/08/06

Vail

Vail Cascade Resort & Spa
4th Night Free
6 Days/5 Nights From $874**
(land only, per person, double occupancy)
Valid 03/19/06-03/30/06

* Fare Sale Terms and Conditions

Fares shown are for round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel Sunday-Tuesday to ski destinations, and Wednesday-Friday from ski destinations. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice.

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. Fares for Canada destinations 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.

Fares shown to U.S. destinations are valid for travel March 14-April 2, 2006. Fares to Canadian destinations are valid for travel March 14-April 9, 2006. For both U.S. and Canadian destinations, a one-night minimum stay may be required.

For U.S. destinations, tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2006 (Central Standard Time). For Canadian destinations, tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to departure or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2006 (Central Standard Time).

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 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.

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 AA.com 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 AA.com 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.

**AAVacations Terms and Conditions

Price is per person based on double occupancy, land only and does not include airfare. Valid for travel as indicated. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Advertised rate may be valid for a specific date, unit, or room type, prices/specials are subject to change without notice. Availability at advertised rates is limited. Rates are subject to hotel and tour availability, may vary significantly based on departure date and destination, and are subject to change without notice. Some vacation packages may be nonrefundable. Other significant restrictions (including advance purchase requirements, minimum/maximum stay requirements, cancellation penalties and travel embargo dates) may apply and vary by destination and property. Other vacation packages may be available at higher rates. Savings are off original contracted rates/prices and/or rack rates and are reflected above. Savings reflect land prices only and vary by resort and travel dates. Vacations booked through a travel agent may incur an additional cost. AmericanAirlines Vacations is not responsible for errors and omissions in the content of the ad. American Airlines, AmericanAirlines Vacations and AAdvantage are marks of American Airlines, Inc. American Airlines is not responsible for products or services offered by other participating companies. AmericanAirlines Vacations, operated by AAV Tours LLC, is a division of American Airlines, Inc. and is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. (C) 2006 American Airlines, Inc. All rights reserved.

About AAVacations

AAV Tours LLC, a.k.a. AAVacations, is a division of American Airlines, Inc. and one of the most successful airline-owned tour operators. It has been in business for more than 50 years, offering comprehensive, cost-competitive vacations. AAVacations offers packages to over 1,300 hotels and resorts in more than 100 worldwide destinations including California, Canada, Caribbean, Florida, Europe, Ireland, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Reno, Mexico, summer and winter mountain resorts and U.S. cities. Travel agents can automatically book AAVacations tours through any of the four major U.S. computerized reservation systems.

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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