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American Airlines Updates Customers On Flight Operations In Northeast

American Waives Rebooking Charge for Customers Experiencing Travel Challenges Because of Severe Weather

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to severe weather projected for the Northeast tomorrow, American Airlines and American Eagle are suspending operations at a several airports in the region beginning tomorrow afternoon. American encourages customers to continue to check AA.com/TravelAlerts for the latest information. Updates will also be available at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and Twitter.com/AmericanAir.  

Operational Impact

American Airlines and American Eagle are suspending operations tomorrow, Nov. 7, in Philadelphia (PHL) at noon and at all New York-area airports by 3 p.m. Operations at these airports are expected to start up again the morning of Thursday, Nov. 8. American and American Eagle have canceled approximately 290 flights to, from and through these airports on Nov. 7 and 8. Additional delays and cancellations may occur as American resumes operations in New York and Philadelphia.

Options for our Customers

Customers whose tickets were issued no later than Nov. 6 and are scheduled to travel Nov. 7 or Nov. 8 on American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection flights to, from or through the airports listed below may change flights without penalty, have the ticket-reissue charge waived for one ticket change, and begin travel as late as Nov. 15 under American's current travel waiver.

  • Hartford, Conn. (BDL)
  • New York Kennedy (JFK)
  • New York LaGuardia (LGA)
  • Newark, N.J. (EWR)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • White Plains, N.Y. (HPN)

To change travel dates, customers may contact American Reservations at 1-800-433-7300 within the U.S. or Canada. Customers calling from outside the U.S. or Canada are encouraged to check American's Worldwide Reservations Numbers page on AA.com. American has increased its reservations staff over the next few days to help with the expected increase in call volume. As a result, hold times may be longer than usual.

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 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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, 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, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com

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