American Airlines Introduces PayPal Payment Option for Customers in

    American is First U.S. Airline to Accept PayPal Internationally

<p><span class="xn-location">FORT WORTH</span>, Texas, <span class="xn-chron">March 29</span> /CNW/ -- American Airlines announced today it is now providing customers in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> the option to use PayPal when booking tickets on the airline's Web site,  American, which began accepting PayPal for bookings in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> in 2008, is the first and only airline in the <span class="xn-location">United States</span> to accept PayPal as a form of payment internationally.</p>
<p>PayPal enables customers to pay for transactions using a credit card, bank account or PayPal account balance.  A major benefit of PayPal acceptance for Canadian residents is that it enables them to pay using a wider choice of payment options than is currently possible through  Since Canadians use PayPal to make an online purchase every 1.2 seconds, the move is expected to be widely welcomed by American's Canadian customers.</p>
<p>When purchasing travel at, customers simply select the PayPal option. They will be directed to PayPal's secure Web site to log into their account and confirm the transaction, or to enroll for free if they don't already have a PayPal account.  Customers will then be returned to to complete their purchase.</p>
<p>"We are pleased to be able to offer our customers in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> even more choices when purchasing travel on," said Derek DeCross, American's Managing Director - Interactive Marketing. "PayPal offers the convenience and flexibility that we know our customers value."</p>
<p>For further information about using PayPal to purchase flights online with American, visit <a href=""></a>.  American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance.</p>

<p>With more than 1.6 million site visits per day, is American's largest distribution channel and the best place to do business online with the airline, 24-7.  At you can conveniently search for and book low air fares, award travel and destination activities; select seats; make hotel, rental car and cruise reservations; get flight arrival and departure information; sign up for flight status notification and even check in and print boarding passes.  You can also manage your AAdvantage account at, as well as sign up to receive e-mails from American and get customized DealFinder(SM) alerts and other special offers.  Additionally, customers who purchase tickets at get a lowest-fare guarantee. has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has received multiple site awards from various organizations.</p>

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<p>American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 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, 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 nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE:   AMR)</p>

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