UNITED STATES
                      Washington, D.C. 20549
                            FORM 12b-25
(Check One): [X] Form 10-K   Form 20-F   Form 10-Q   Form N-SAR

          For Period Ended: December 31, 2002
              Transition Report on Form 10-K
              Transition Report on Form 20-F
              Transition Report on Form 11-K
              Transition Report on Form 10-Q
              Transition Report on Form N-SAR
          For the Transition Period Ended:
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American Airlines, Inc.
(Full Name of Registrant)
(Former Name if Applicable)
4333 Amon Carter Blvd.  MD 5675
(Address of Principal Executive Office) (Street and Number)
Fort Worth, Texas 76155
(City, State and Zip Code)

PART II - RULES 12b-25(b) AND (c)

If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable
effort or expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule
12b-25(b), the following should be completed.  (Check box if appropriate)
       [X] (a)The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part
           III of this form could not be eliminated without
           unreasonable effort or expense;
       [X] (b)The subject annual report, semi-annual report,
           transition report on Form 10-K, Form 20-F,11-K or Form N-
           SAR, or portion thereof, will be filed on or before the
           fifteenth calendar day following the prescribed due
           date; or the subject quarterly report or transition
           report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof will be filed on
           or before the fifth calendar day following the
           prescribed due date; and
           (c)The accountant's statement or other exhibit
           required by Rule 12b-25(c) has been attached if


State below in reasonable detail the reasons why Forms 10-K, 20-F,
11-K, 10-Q, N-SAR, or the transition report or portion thereof,
could not be filed within the prescribed time period.
                  (Attach Extra Sheets if Needed)

The Registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2002, could not be filed at this time without
unreasonable effort and expense.  The Registrant is in the process
of negotiating and implementing a crucial


cost reduction program.  That program includes ongoing, intensive
discussions with its three major labor unions, aircraft creditors
and significant vendors concerning the major concessions that are
necessary in light of the Registrant's weakened financial
condition.  The Registrant needs to implement this program quickly
to survive because its financial results are not sustainable.  The
Registrant believes it will soon conclude these discussions and be
in a position to file its Form 10-K.


(1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to
this notification

      Charles D. MarLett     817           967-1254
            (Name)       (Area Code)   (Telephone Number)

(2)Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13
  or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of
  the Investment Company Act of 1940 during the preceding 12
  months or for such shorter period that the registrant was
  required to file such report(s) been filed?  If answer is no,
  identify report(s). [X] Yes  No

 (3)Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of op
  erations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year
  will be reflected by the earnings statements to be included in
  the subject report or portion thereof? [X] Yes  No

  If so, attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both
  narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the
  reasons why a reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

                      American Airlines, Inc.
           (Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Date: April 1, 2003      By:/s/Charles D. MarLett
                         Charles D. MarLett
                         Corporate Secretary

INSTRUCTION: The form may be signed by an executive officer of the
registrant or by any other duly authorized representative.  The
name and title of the person signing the form shall be typed or
printed beneath the signature.  If the statement is signed on
behalf of the registrant by an authorized representative (other
than an executive officer), evidence of the representative's
authority to sign on behalf of the registrant shall be filed with
the form.

Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal
            Criminal Violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001).

Attachment of Form 12b-25 of American Airlines, Inc., filed March 31, 2003
4333 Amon Carter Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas  76155
IRS Employer Identification Number: 13-1502798


  The past two years have had a large impact on the
  Registrant's finances.  The Registrant incurred an aggregate
  operating loss of $3.3 billion in 2002, up from the operating
  loss of $2.3 billion for 2001.  These losses reflect, among other
  things, the substantial decrease in the Registrant's revenues which
  began in early 2001 and accelerated after the September 11 terrorist
  attacks.  On reduced capacity since the events of September 11,
  2001, the Registrant's revenues for the year ended December 31,
  2002 were down 9.2 percent, with the Registrant's revenue per
  available seat mile down 7.2 percent on a capacity decrease of
  1.4 percent, compared to the year ended December 31, 2001.