American Airlines Partners with MGM Resorts International, USO to Honor Veterans in 'A Salute to the Troops' Las Vegas Trip

   American Airlines Partners with MGM Resorts International, USO to Honor
             Veterans in 'A Salute to the Troops' Las Vegas Trip

Earn Miles for Donations to the USO Through American's Miles in Support of All
Who Serve Program

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As an expression of thanks to
those who serve in the U.S. armed forces, American Airlines is partnering with
MGM Resorts International and the United Service Organizations (USO) to send a
group of wounded service members from around the country to the fourth annual
"A Salute to the Troops" weekend in Las Vegas, Nov. 8-12. As the official
airline of the USO, American is also raising funds for the organization
through a special American Airlines AAdvantage^® offer.

"Honoring those who serve our country, including their loved ones, is deeply
ingrained in the culture at American Airlines," said Capt. John Hale,
American's Vice President – Flight and a U.S. Air Force veteran. "Their
dedication and sacrifice for our great nation have made possible the freedoms
we enjoy today. It is with deep respect and appreciation that we work to serve
them as they serve our country."

Coinciding with "A Salute to the Troops," through Nov. 14 AAdvantage members
can earn 15 AAdvantage bonus miles, instead of 10, for each dollar donated to
the USO through American's Miles in Support of All Who Serve program. A
minimum $25 donation is required. This cash donation incentive program helps
the USO fulfill its mission to lift the spirits of troops and their families
through a variety of morale-boosting services and programs that support
deployed troops, wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and
caregivers, and families of the fallen. For more information and to donate,

"Both of these American Airlines opportunities truly represent what the USO is
all about – giving the public a chance to say 'thank you' to our servicemen
and servicewomen and their families," said USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson.
"We are grateful to have a longstanding partner, American Airlines, which not
only supports our mission but also helps us achieve it. With a special trip to
Las Vegas for our healing heroes, plus the additional support of AAdvantage
members, American will help the USO lift the spirits of troops and their
families. We can't do it without their support."

On Nov. 8, more than 60 wounded, ill and injured troops and their guests will
travel from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda Naval
Hospital and other treatment centers to Las Vegas for a weekend packed with
entertainment activities and sightseeing. American will provide transportation
for the group aboard one of its yellow-ribbon aircraft from Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport (DCA). Led by American Airlines employee
volunteers, a special send-off event will be held to honor service members.
While in Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International and its properties and
affiliated performers will provide a weekend of activities.

"We know that freedom isn't free. As a leader in the hospitality industry, we
are inspired to give back to our wounded warriors who have given so much to us
through their military service," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM
Resorts International. "Salute to the Troops" is the least we can do for the
men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. We hope they can
rest, relax and take in the sights of Las Vegas."

Upon arriving in Las Vegas, the group will travel to The Mirage Hotel and
Casino, a MGM Resorts property, where they will be welcomed with a "Walk of
Gratitude" prior to a ceremony and dinner hosted by The Mirage. Throughout the
weekend, the service members and their guests will be treated to a variety of
excursions including shows and activities at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino;
The Mirage and Mandalay Bay; a banquet at Aria Hotel and Resort; a visit to
Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base; and a softball game between the
wounded warrior team and employees of MGM Resorts at the University of
Nevada-Las Vegas.

Saturday evening will feature "A Night of Stars" with dinner and a concert by
Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, who will be joined by other performers
including comedic magician Nathan Burton.

On Nov. 12, the group will be treated to a send-off brunch at the New York New
York Las Vegas Hotel and Casino before their chartered American Airlines
flight departs Las Vegas for Washington and New York.

American Airlines and MGM Resorts International are the title sponsors of "A
Salute to the Troops" weekend, with support from the USO and Greyhound Lines,

About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle^® and the AmericanConnection^® carrier serve
260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more
than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900
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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 and
members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily
flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American
Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines,
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About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort
brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more
information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America's troops
and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places
worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military
bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative
programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us
most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors
and their families and the families of the fallen.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of
our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of
our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In
addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by
President's Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The
Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe's, Northrop
Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and
Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed
Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern
GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined
Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to
learn more about the USO, please visit

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SOURCE American Airlines

Contact: Andrea Huguely, Media Relations, Fort Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577,
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