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American Airlines And Marriott Partnership Gives Travelers New Earning Choices

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FORT WORTH, Texas and BETHESDA, Md., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott and American Airlines have teamed up to give joint Marriott Rewards and AAdvantage ® members new ways to earn AAdvantage miles. Beginning today, Marriott Rewards will award AAdvantage miles to joint members on qualifying transactions at 3,700 hotels worldwide. Joint members can also choose to convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles.  

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"Our customers spoke, and we listened," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program at American Airlines. "We designed this partnership based on feedback from our AAdvantage members to deliver the benefits they want. Like our other partnerships, this will help better serve our valued AAdvantage members by giving them even more ways to earn miles."

With this partnership, joint members can choose to receive AAdvantage miles on qualifying transactions at 14 participating Marriott brands, including JW Marriott ®, Marriott Hotels ®, Renaissance ® and Courtyard by Marriott ®.  Depending on the property, Marriott Rewards and AAdvantage members can earn one to two miles per dollar spent on the room rate and two miles per dollar spent on all qualifying transactions.

"Choice and flexibility are extremely important to our members," said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards. "This partnership gives our members who fly American the ability to earn AAdvantage miles when staying at the Marriott family of brands worldwide or to redeem their Marriott Reward points for airline miles on American."

Additionally, joint members can convert Marriott Rewards points to AAdvantage miles at the following transfer rate:

  • 10,000 points = 2,000 miles
  • 20,000 points = 5,000 miles
  • 30,000 points = 10,000 miles
  • 70,000 points = 25,000 miles
  • 140,000 points = 50,000 miles

For more information and to learn more about earning opportunities, please visit aa.com/marriott and/or MarriottRewards.com.

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, voted Airline Program of the Year at the 2013 Freddie Awards, 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.

About Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates*.  Members can earn and redeem points at 3,700 hotels across 14 distinctive brands around the world.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more.  Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas" six years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program".   Marriott Rewards has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or visit MarriottRewards.com.  Connect with Marriott Rewards at Facebook.com/MarriottRewards.

*Hotels may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days.  All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

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