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American Airlines Brings mAAgic
to Houston


September 28, 2012



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The mAAgic connection in Houston included cake, prizes and special access inside the airplane's cockpit.
The Something mAAgic Foundation® and American Airlines once again joined forces to provide children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families a seven-day retreat in Orlando, Fla.

On Friday, September 21,, dozens of courageous children participated in the Something mAAgic Foundation's 17th annual mAAgic(SM) flight.

The program is designed to pick children up from airports located across the country, including George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston.

Bon voyage festivities took place in 33 airports throughout the American Airlines and American Eagle network as the children departed their home cities.

This year's mAAgic flight delivered these deserving families to Kissimmee, Fla., where they stayed at the 70-acre Give Kids The World Village®, conveniently located near popular Orlando attractions.

Mileage for children and their families is generously donated by the American Airlines Miles for Kids In Need® program. To date, more than 400 children have participated in this annual event.

"I am continually impressed at the incredible amount of time, energy and dedication our people give to this program every year," said Craig Kreeger, American's Senior Vice President – Customer. "Their commitment is what guarantees this program – one that offers an extraordinary experience to families who have endured such hardship – will continue to thrive. We are so proud to be a part of this experience and look forward to continuing this partnership in the years to come."

More than $1.6 million in cash and in-kind donations have been raised to fund mAAgic flight and wish enhancements for children across the globe. This year, mAAgic flight is sponsoring children from eight countries: the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain and Puerto Rico.

To learn more about the Something mAAgic Foundation or to help create magical memories through volunteer opportunities or a financial contribution, please visit www.somethingmaagic.org/.
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