The Something mAAgic Foundation and American Airlines Provide Deserving Children a Weeklong Vacation

   The Something mAAgic Foundation and American Airlines Provide Deserving
                         Children a Weeklong Vacation

Eighteenth Annual Event to Take 36 Families on One-of-a-Kind Vacation

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 20, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Something mAAgic ^ SM
Foundation ^ and American Airlines are joining together to grant children with
life-threatening medical conditions and their families a weeklong vacation in
Orlando, Fla. Today, 36 courageous children will set out on an adventure
during the Something mAAgic Foundation's 18th annual mAAgic^sm flight event.


These deserving families will be delivered by this year's mAAgic^SM flight to
Kissimmee, Fla., to lodge at the incredible Give Kids The World Village^®, a
70-acre "storybook" resort that neighbors popular Orlando attractions. The
annual event is sponsored by the Something mAAgic^SM  Foundation, with travel
for children and their families generously provided by the American Airlines
Kids In Need^sm program. To date, more than 400 children have participated in
the event.

Thirty-one airports throughout the American Airlines and American Eagle
network will celebrate the children departing from their home cities.
Something mAAgic^SM volunteers made up of American Airlines, American Eagle
and American Airlines Federal Credit Union employees will work together to
create themed send-off celebrations for the families at the participating
airports, customized to feature each child's favorite things. Cheering
onlookers, airport volunteers and families will meet and greet the children as
they depart for Orlando International Airport and a magical experience.

"The bravery of the participating families and the selfless commitment of our
people and the volunteers who make this event possible are humbling," said Jon
Snook, American's Senior Vice President – Customer Service. "I'm both proud
and grateful that American is once again a part of 'mAAgic^SM flight.'"

During their stay at Give Kids The World Village, the families will enjoy
accommodations in their own villa and meals onsite at the Gingerbread House
Restaurant and Katie's Kitchen. The Village includes a number of wonderful
entertainment options for the children, including a wheelchair-accessible
splash park, an Ice Cream Palace, a wishing well that burps, a dinosaur
miniature golf course, and the world's largest and only life-sized version of
the beloved children's game Candy Land^®.

"Give Kids the World Village has a great relationship with the Something
mAAgic Foundation," said Something mAAgic Foundation Executive Director Todd
Fairbanks. "The Village has a great entertainment value and we know the
children will enjoy their weeklong stay. We're so honored to again sponsor
such a great celebration for these children and their families and we look
forward to providing them with an unforgettable flight and a great week in

Last year, more than 900 employees from around the world gave their time to
support mAAgic^SM flight. This year, mAAgic^SM flight is sponsoring children
from the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain and

To learn more about the Something mAAgic^SM Foundation or to help create
magical memories through volunteer opportunities or a financial contribution,
please visit

Follow the Something mAAgic Foundation on Facebook and Twitter, and follow
along with the airport's events with the hashtag #mAAgicflight. Facebook: Twitter: @SomethingmAAgic.

About Something mAAgic Foundation^®

The Something mAAgic Foundation Inc., is a nonprofit organization comprised of
volunteers who are current and former employees of American Airlines, American
Eagle and American Airlines Federal Credit Union (AAFCU). We support the
missions of Give Kids The World Village^® and other children's organizations
to create magical memories for children with chronic or life-threatening
medical conditions. For more information, visit

American Airlines Kids In Need^sm Program

The American Airlines Kids In Need^sm program provides worldwide support for
children and their families, as well as for organizations dedicated to
improving the quality of life for children with needs for medical,
educational, social services issues and/or for those that heighten public
awareness of children's issues. Beneficiaries of the program include
individuals as well as organizations with needs related to medical,
educational and social concerns, and/or causes that heighten public awareness
of children's issues.

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,^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie
Awards, lets members earn miles for travel and everyday purchases and 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 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

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