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American Airlines, FareChase Settle Suit

  FORT WORTH, Texas, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and
FareChase, Inc., a New York-based travel software company, today announced a
settlement of the lawsuit the carrier filed last year in connection with
FareChase's access to American's AA.com(R) Web site. 
Under the terms of the agreement, American will license FareChase's
"MarketView" software.  American will also grant FareChase special access to
AA.com for purposes of mutual benefit to both companies, including the ability
to access the AA.com Web site in connection with American's EveryFare(SM)
program. 
FareChase has agreed to withdraw the appeal it had filed following the
issuance of a temporary injunction in March.  In exchange for American's
consent allowing special access to AA.com, FareChase has agreed to abide by
the terms of the temporary injunction on a permanent basis.  Further details
of the settlement are confidential. 
"We are pleased to put this disagreement behind us and eager to build a
constructive and mutually beneficial relationship with the FareChase team,"
said Craig Kreeger, vice president-Passenger Sales. 
"Our agreement with American is based upon our common commitment to
improving distribution efficiency.  We are pleased that American has chosen to
license our 'MarketView' software as part of that effort," said Trey Urbahn,
FareChase CEO. 
"We are especially pleased that American also is implementing our Web
Automation technology as a component of its innovative EveryFare distribution
strategy," added Urbahn. 
  About American Airlines 
American Airlines is the world's largest carrier.  American, American
Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve nearly 275 cities in
50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights.  The
combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 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 Alliance. 
  About FareChase, Inc. 
FareChase, Inc. is the leading provider of search engine technology for
the travel enterprise.  Established in 2000, the management team consists of
Lior Delgo, President and co-founder; Trey Urbahn, Chief Executive Officer,
and Ofer Shaked, CTO and co-founder.  The Chairman of the Board is Motti
Kirschenbaum, developer of the High Tech Center, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel.
Other Board members: Bill Burgess, Managing Director, DB Capital/Deutsche
Bank; Hanan Gilutz, co-founder of Orbotech, Ltd., Alex Wilmerding, Principal,
Boston Capital Ventures.  Please visit www.farechase.com for a travel
enterprise demonstration.
  

SOURCE  American Airlines; FareChase, Inc. 
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/CONTACT:  Corporate Communications of American Airlines, +1-817-967-1577,
or corp.comm@aa.com ; or Jeff Hodes of FareChase, Inc., +1-646-452-0660, or
jeff@farechase.com / 


    /Web site:  http://www.farechase.com
                http://www.amrcorp.com /


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CO:  American Airlines, FareChase, Inc.
ST:  Texas, New York
IN:  AIR LEI TRA CPR STW MLM
SU:  LAW LIC 
 
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