American Names AAdvantage Program President

American Airlines today named Dennis M. Cary, 39, president-AAdvantage(R)
Marketing Programs. Cary fills a vacancy created by the departure of Ed
French to Marriott late last month.
Cary currently serves as American`s managing director-Sales and Marketing
for Europe, Middle East and Africa from the carrier`s London offices. He
will immediately begin the transition to his new role.

“Dennis` broad exposure to our customers makes him the right choice for
this position,” said Dan Garton, executive vice president-Marketing. “With
more than 45 million members, AAdvantage is a very important customer
touch point for us. It is imperative that we have someone managing this
program who understands the needs, and concerns, of our frequent fliers.”

Cary originally joined American in 1991. He has held management positions
within the airline`s Alliance Planning, Cargo and Distribution Planning
departments. Before being selected to lead sales efforts in Europe, Cary
served as managing director-Revenue Management.

An editorial board member of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing
Management, Cary holds a bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
from California State University and an MBA from Duke University.

Cary will be relocating back to the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to work at
American`s headquarters campus.


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and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 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
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American Airlines editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire