American Airlines Vacations Rewards Busy Travel Agents

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — AmericanAirlines Vacations(SM) (AA Vacations) today announced the grand-prize winners of its Spring 2005 AA Vacations Super Shopping Spree. Valerie Lederle of Colleyville, Texas; Sonja Bernhardt of Antioch, Tenn.; and Roy Oftedal of San Diego were awarded grand prize vacations by participating in the special promotion that took place March 1 through May 31, 2005.

For every dollar booked through AA Vacations, registered travel agents earned one “AAV Dollar” to be redeemed for prizes including airline tickets, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and more. Agents earned “AAV Dollars” by booking new custom-designed vacations through an automated system or at

Agents who earned $100,000, $60,000 or $35,000 in “AAV Dollars” were automatically entered into a drawing for one of three grand prize vacations, including:

* First Class round trip for two to Hawaii’s beautiful Big Island,
including five nights at the Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast and
additional travel amenities — awarded to Lederle.

* Round trip for two to Bermuda, including three nights at the Fairmont
Southampton and additional travel amenities — awarded to Bernhardt.

* Round trip for two to Calgary, Canada, including three nights at the
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and additional travel amenities –
awarded to Oftedal.

“The Super Shopping Spree is our way of rewarding hard-working travel agents for the support they continue to provide for AA Vacations and our customers,” said Richie Christy, Vice President, Sales and Marketing for AA Vacations. “To continue to show our appreciation, AA Vacations will launch a Fall 2005 Super Shopping Spree on Sept. 1 awarding dream vacations to Cancun, Mexico; Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Calgary, Canada.”

AA Vacations is the only vacation planning company that allows the redemption of AAdvantage(R) miles for personalized vacation services. AAdvantage members earn 1,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when booking online at .

With more than 50 years of experience helping customers plan individualized vacations, AA Vacations gives travelers a one-stop shopping resource for all vacation wants and needs. Travelers interested in more information about customized vacation options can call their travel agent or AA Vacations directly at 1-800-321-2121, as well as visit to search for and book the best bargains and promotions to desired destinations.

About AA Vacations

AA Vacations (AAV Tours LLC) 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. AA Vacations offers travel 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 numerous U.S. cities. Travel agents can automatically book AA Vacations tour packages through any of the four major U.S. computerized reservations systems — SABRE, Galileo, Worldspan and Amadeus, or through a travel-agent-only Web site at .

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines 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 nearly 600 destinations in over 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) .

American Airlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AAdvantage and AmericanAirlines Vacations are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

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