American Airlines Applauds Medal of Honor Recipients With Tribute Flight To Washington, D.C., For National Medal of Honor Day

 American Airlines Applauds Medal of Honor Recipients With Tribute Flight To
              Washington, D.C., For National Medal of Honor Day

American to Present Medal of Honor Recipients with AAdvantage Elite Status,
Exclusive Memberships

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 22, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National
Medal of Honor Day on March 25, American Airlines is flying an extraordinary
group of veterans who have received the nation's highest military honor for
valor in combat to Washington, D.C., for a series of activities in their
honor. As the official airline of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation
for Medal of Honor Day, American has provided transportation to recipients for
the past five years via a special charter flight.

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Following a send-off celebration at New York's John F. Kennedy International
Airport, the recipients will be transported to the U.S. capital, where they
will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery and visit other monuments. To begin the
weekend, American is sponsoring a private luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel
Washington, D.C., for the recipients and other notable guests.

"The courageous actions taken by these distinguished veterans, spanning from
the Civil War though current conflicts, truly exemplify the selfless nature of
our nation's service members," said Captain John Hale, American's Vice
President – Flight and a U.S. Air Force veteran. "At American, our people are
proud to recognize these outstanding individuals throughout the year,
especially on occasions specifically intended to honor their bravery and
sacrifice."

During the luncheon, American Airlines will reaffirm its commitment to these
outstanding veterans through a special recognition program that began in 2011.
All living Medal of Honor recipients will be presented with American's highest
AAdvantage^® elite status membership, Executive Platinum, as well as
ConciergeKey(SM) and Admirals Club^® memberships. Executive Platinum benefits
include complimentary upgrades, elite mileage bonuses and priority check-in
and boarding airport privileges, among others.

Admirals Club membership will allow these veterans an opportunity to relax at
lounges located around the world, with complimentary amenities including
Wi-Fi, computer and business center access; snacks and beverages; and
admission for immediate family members and up to two guests. ConciergeKey is
an invitation-only program that provides day-of-travel assistance for selected
customers.

"National Medal of Honor Day is a time set aside for the nation to pause in
remembrance of all Medal of Honor recipients and their legacy of courage,
sacrifice, selflessness and patriotism," said Thomas L. Wilkerson, President
of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. "We're grateful to American
Airlines for playing a continued, important role in this commemoration by
bringing the living recipients to Washington on a special charter aircraft for
the fifth consecutive year. American's support is in keeping with their
long-standing commitment to those in uniform, their families and the veteran
community."

The highest U.S. military distinction for valor, the Medal of Honor has been
presented to fewer than 3,500 service members, many of them posthumously,
since the Civil War. The medal – most recently presented in February 2013 – is
bestowed by the President of the United States in the name of Congress upon
members of the Armed Forces who conspicuously distinguish themselves through
selfless actions that go beyond the call of duty.

American Airlines has a long history of supporting U.S. service members,
veterans and their families. With more than 60 percent of American's pilots
and 10 percent of all American and American Eagle people serving as active
military or veterans, the airline is proud to support members of our nation's
Armed Forces in their communities as well as when they travel, including
special military airfares, support of nonprofit organizations, and employee
engagement in a wide variety of events and activities. To learn more, please
visit AA.com/JoinUs.

About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including
important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than
500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of
the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing
777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward
the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website, AA.com^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the
world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations
worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel
stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals
Club^® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment
with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive
without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld^®
alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the
world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia
Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more
than 840 destinations served by some 9,000 daily flights to nearly 160
countries and territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common
stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by
OTC Markets Group.

SOURCE American Airlines

Website: http://www.aa.com
Contact: Andrea Huguely, 817-967-1577, mediarelations@aa.com
 
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