American Airlines Expands SKYCAARE(SM) Service

In-Flight Medical Care Now Available on Domestic Flights Within Twenty-Nine

States and Washington D.C.



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Airlines

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful launch in
 February, American Airlines has accelerated the expansion of its innovative
 SKYCAARE service to include domestic flights from airports in twenty-nine
 states.  The SKYCAARE program, an airline industry first, provides skilled
 medical companions for travelers who need limited medical attention or care
 during their flight.
     Already available on domestic flights to and from American's Chicago and
 Dallas/Fort Worth hubs, SKYCAARE has been introduced to 27 other states, as
 well as Washington D.C.  Among these participating states are: Alabama,
 Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,
 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
 Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon,
 Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
     "We received overwhelming interest in the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth
 service launch in February, and we are pleased to make SKYCAARE more widely
 available," said Dr. David McKenas, American's corporate medical director and
 architect of the SKYCAARE program.  "We look forward to expanding SKYCAARE to
 the rest of the U.S. and to international flights, offering an affordable
 option to those with medical conditions who might not otherwise travel."
     SKYCAARE companions are registered nurses with advanced medical
 experience, training and certifications.  Among the in-flight duties a
 SKYCAARE nurse can perform are feeding the traveler, administering medication
 and therapeutic oxygen, and providing assistance with using the restroom.
     To take advantage of the SKYCAARE program, the traveler buys two adjacent
 seats in first class or the main cabin at a 30 percent discount off the full
 fare and also pays an hourly fee for the SKYCAARE nurse.
     A customer can request SKYCAARE service by calling American Airlines
 reservations at 800-433-7300.
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 

SOURCE American Airlines
    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- After a successful launch in
 February, American Airlines has accelerated the expansion of its innovative
 SKYCAARE service to include domestic flights from airports in twenty-nine
 states.  The SKYCAARE program, an airline industry first, provides skilled
 medical companions for travelers who need limited medical attention or care
 during their flight.
     Already available on domestic flights to and from American's Chicago and
 Dallas/Fort Worth hubs, SKYCAARE has been introduced to 27 other states, as
 well as Washington D.C.  Among these participating states are: Alabama,
 Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,
 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
 Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon,
 Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
     "We received overwhelming interest in the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth
 service launch in February, and we are pleased to make SKYCAARE more widely
 available," said Dr. David McKenas, American's corporate medical director and
 architect of the SKYCAARE program.  "We look forward to expanding SKYCAARE to
 the rest of the U.S. and to international flights, offering an affordable
 option to those with medical conditions who might not otherwise travel."
     SKYCAARE companions are registered nurses with advanced medical
 experience, training and certifications.  Among the in-flight duties a
 SKYCAARE nurse can perform are feeding the traveler, administering medication
 and therapeutic oxygen, and providing assistance with using the restroom.
     To take advantage of the SKYCAARE program, the traveler buys two adjacent
 seats in first class or the main cabin at a 30 percent discount off the full
 fare and also pays an hourly fee for the SKYCAARE nurse.
     A customer can request SKYCAARE service by calling American Airlines
 reservations at 800-433-7300.
     Current AMR Corp. (NYSE:   AMR) news releases can be accessed via the
 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm.
 
 SOURCE  American Airlines