and American Airlines Announce Call Center Alliance Agreement Provides American Airlines Customers Direct Access to's Nearly 15,000 Properties Worldwide

    DALLAS/FT. WORTH, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- is pleased
 to announce an exclusive service agreement that will allow American Airlines
 Reservations Representatives to transfer airline customers directly to a call center to book accommodations.  American Airlines
 AAdvantage(R) members who accept a transfer to and book
 accommodations will also receive 150 AAdvantage(R) frequent flyer miles once
 they have completed their stay.
     "This agreement takes customer service to the next level by anticipating
 the lodging needs of American Airlines customers. The call center
 team of hotel experts are available 24x7 to assist travelers in booking the
 right place to stay," said Cheryl Rosner, president of  "Our
 extensive inventory of nearly 15,000 hotels, timeshares, condos and vacation
 rentals complements the world's largest airline's roster of over 250
 destinations. We are excited about the program and our new partnership with
 American Airlines."
     "Making the travel experience of our customers more convenient is a major
 objective for American Airlines," said Bella Goren, Vice President of
 Interactive Marketing and Reservations for American Airlines.  "In addition to
 providing our customers with full services when it comes to air travel, we are
 also committed to assisting them with other important aspects of their trip
 planning, which includes helping customers find the right hotel at the right
     The agreement provides that American Airlines Reservations Representatives
 will connect callers to if customers request lodging assistance
 after airline reservations are made.  In turn, will provide
 American Airlines with a dedicated team to handle hotel bookings, as well as
 any customer support once the hotel reservation is made.
     About is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering
 reservation services through its own websites (including
 and others), its interactive affiliate network ( ), and its
 toll-free call centers (1-800-2-HOTELS). gives travelers the
 widest selection of lodging accommodations from traditional hotels to vacation
 rentals at nearly 15,000 properties in more than 400 cities in North America,
 Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.  The company is a one-stop shopping source for
 hotel pricing, amenities and availability, and also specializes in providing
 travelers with accommodations during sold-out periods. is an
 operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq:   IACI).  CST:  2059975-40.
     About American Airlines
     American Airlines is the world's largest carrier. American, American Eagle
 and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
 over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network
 fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site,, 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(R), 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 serve more than 575 destinations in 135 countries and
 territories.  American Airlines and American Eagle are units of the AMR
 Corporation (NYSE:   AMR).
      Lois Fuhr
      Fuhr & Associates


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