American Airlines today launched the TrAAvel Perks program, a new online travel program created to offer its members special discounts. Benefits will include two companion tickets and 2,500 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles for customers who join in 2006.

"American Airlines is always looking for new ways to provide customers added benefits and special offers that they value," said Kurt Stache, American's President of AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "TrAAvel Perks is designed to meet customer requests for more special offers and member discounts while driving loyalty to American and our AAdvantage program participants."

American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld(R) Alliance, is introducing the online TrAAvel Perks program with an introductory one-year membership fee of $129 for customers who purchase before Aug. 31, 2006. After this date, the standard annual membership fee of $159 will apply.

Membership in the AAdvantage program is necessary to join TrAAvel Perks. The 2006 TrAAvel Perks membership benefits include:

- Two companion certificates. New members will receive one companion certificate every six months for the duration of their membership, totaling two companion certificates for each full year of membership.

- 2,500 AAdvantage(R) bonus miles for initial registration. New members will be credited 500 miles after the first 45 days of membership with subsequent miles issued in 500-mile increments during the end of each calendar quarter for the first year.

- AAdvantage participant discounts and bonus miles. TrAAvel Perks members will receive up to 40 percent savings for condo and vacation rentals, member-only discounts for participating hotel and car rental companies, off-site airport parking, event and movie tickets, and golf tee times. Members are also entitled to dining discounts of up to 50 percent off at participating restaurants. These bonuses are in addition to any standard AAdvantage mileage offers that may apply.

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