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American Offers Enhanced Online Convenience

American Airlines has
made it easy for more customers to book their airfare online with new
international credit card acceptance at . Now,
customers living in select Latin American countries and the Caribbean can
reserve and purchase tickets at with a locally issued credit card,
instead of having to call American or go to a ticket office. This new
feature is available to customers with a credit card billing address in
the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada or one of the following
countries in the Americas:—Antigua—Argentina—Aruba—Barbados—Belize—Bolivia—
Brazil—Chile—Colombia—Costa Rica—Curacao—Dominican Republic
—El Salvador—Ecuador—Guatemala—Grenada—Haiti—Honduras—
Jamaica—Mexico—Nicaragua—Paraguay—Peru—Panama—St. Kitts
and Nevis—St. Lucia—Trinidad—Uruguay—Venezuela

“Ninety percent of our customers who reside in Latin America have locally
issued credit cards,” said Peter Vittori, Managing Director - Latin
America/Mexico/Caribbean Sales at American. “We’re reaching out to those
customers with a convenient and direct way to purchase great fares and the
ability to book at on their own schedule. As an added benefit,
customers who book at pay no online booking fee and earn up to
1,000 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles.”

Travelers will be able to use their American Express, Diners Club,
Discover/Novus, MasterCard, Visa, American Airlines Credit Card(SM),
Bartercard, Carte Blanche, JCB and their Universal Air Travel Plan Card to
purchase tickets at

In addition to standard revenue tickets, eligible customers also can book
award travel and pay for any applicable fees and taxes with their locally
issued credit card at For more information visit .

All reservations will be priced in U.S. dollars, and customers do not need
to be an AAdvantage member to purchase tickets at Nonresidents of
the aforementioned countries may book travel on and hold for
purchase at an airport or American Airlines ticket office.


The award-winning American Airlines Web site, , is the
best place for customers to do business online with American. Because the
site is designed to meet individual travel needs, customers who log in
with an AAdvantage Travel Awards Program number and password receive
personalized news, information and specials, including Net SAAver &
Special Offers(R), AAdvantage bonus offers and discounted vacation
packages. has been selected as the World’s Leading Airline Internet
Site (World Travel Awards), is recognized as one of the largest e-commerce
sites on the Internet (Media Metrix), and was named one of Yahoo! Internet
Life’s 10 Most Popular Travel Sites. also received Outstanding Web
Site and Standard of Excellence Web Awards from the Web Marketing
Association and recently won a Gold iNova award for product awareness.