Washington, D. C. 20549


                            FORM 8-K

                         CURRENT REPORT

             Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

                 Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of earliest event
  reported:  April 1, 2003

                     American Airlines, Inc.
     (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       Delaware                    1-2691                13-1502798
(State of Incorporation) ( Commission File Number)     (IRS Employer
                                                     Identification No.)

4333 Amon Carter Blvd.      Fort Worth, Texas              76155
 (Address of principal executive offices)            (Zip Code)

                       (817) 963-1234
                (Registrant's telephone number)


Item 5.  Other Events

American Airlines, Inc. (American or the Company, a wholly  owned
subsidiary of AMR Corporation) is filing herewith a press release
issued  on  April 1, 2003 by American as Exhibit  99.1  which  is
included  herein. This press release was issued to announce  that
American will be relying on the grace periods included in certain
of  its debt and lease obligations while it continues negotiating
restructuring agreements with its various stakeholders.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

The following exhibits are included herein:

99.1 Press Release



     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange  Act
of  1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed
on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        American Airlines, Inc.

                                        /s/ Charles D. MarLett
                                        Charles D. MarLett
                                        Corporate Secretary

Dated: April 1, 2003

                          EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit        Description

99.1      Press Release

                                                Exhibit 99.1

                              Contact:  Corporate Communications
                                        Fort Worth, Texas

               FOR RELEASE: Tuesday, April 1, 2003


     FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines announced today that

in light of its precarious financial condition it will be relying

on the grace periods included in certain of its debt and lease

obligations while it continues negotiating restructuring

agreements with its various stakeholders.

     The company reached significant tentative agreements with

its three organized labor unions yesterday, a major step forward

in achieving the company's continued preference for a consensual

solution to its financial restructuring.

     Still, American's financial condition is weak and its

prospects remain uncertain.  Not only must American Airlines

secure ratification of its new union agreements, but the company

absolutely must secure meaningful concessions from its vendors,

lessors and suppliers.

                         - more -


American Uses Grace Period
April 1, 2003
Page 2

     Given the impact of the continuing war in Iraq and the weak

economic conditions that are negatively impacting both American

and the industry, the days ahead will be difficult and the

success of our joint efforts is not yet assured.  However, the

company remains optimistic that with meaningful cooperation from

all parties involved in the consensual restructuring process,

American's ability to succeed in these challenging times is

significantly improved.

Statements in this report contain various forward-looking
statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which represent the Company's
expectations or beliefs concerning future events.  When used in
this document and in documents incorporated herein by reference,
the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," and
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements.  Other forward-looking statements include statements
which do not relate solely to historical facts, such as, without
limitation, statements which discuss the possible future effects
of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that
the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be
predicted, guaranteed or assured.  All forward-looking statements
in this report are based upon information available to the
Company on the date of this report.  The Company undertakes no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statement, whether as a result of new information, future events
or otherwise.  Forward-looking statements are subject to a number
of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially
from our expectations.  Additional information concerning these
and other factors is contained in the Company's Securities and
Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the
Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2001.


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              The address is http://www.amrcorp.com