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American Says ‘Thank You!’ to Military Personnel

In recognition of
the courageous efforts of U.S. military personnel, American Airlines today
announced the continuation of several special offers, including discounted
fares, Admirals Club(R) access and Group One Boarding privileges,
exclusively for active-duty members of the military. “We appreciate the continued sacrifices made by our servicemen and women,
and their families,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President-
Marketing. “By extending these special offers, we hope to make it easier
for military families to get together with their loved ones.”

American Airlines is now allowing travel on these special fares through
Jan. 31, 2005. 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 these fares. Special military fares also are available for travel to
various international destinations.

Reservations can be made at American Airlines ticketing locations or by
calling American Airlines reservations toll-free at 800-433-7300. Military
ID must be presented at the time of airport check-in. These military fares
are not available via the Internet. Other restrictions apply.

United States military men and women who are participating in Operation
Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom also are welcome to be
American’s guests at Admirals Club facilities worldwide 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 Dec. 31, 2004 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, American is inviting uniformed military personnel to pre-
board with First-Class passengers, or at any time during the boarding
process. The boarding announcements were modified in February and American
plans to continue this service as a thank you to U.S. troops.


Whether traveling near or far, customers on American will find exceptional
service both on the ground and in the air. In addition, First- or
Business- Class seating is available throughout American’s fleet, while
“More Room Throughout Coach” seating, which provides additional legroom
between rows, is offered on the majority of its aircraft. Also available
on most of the fleet are large overhead storage bins that allow carry-on
luggage to be stored “wheels first,” creating more overall storage space
and making it easier to stow and remove bags.