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:  August 20, 2001

                             AMR CORPORATION
         (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

           Delaware               1-8400                75-1825172
  (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

AMR  Corporation is filing herewith a press release issued  by
American Airlines, Inc. ("American", a wholly owned subsidiary
of  AMR Corporation) on August 20, 2001 as Exhibit 99.1  which
is included herein.  This press release was issued to announce
that   American  would  accelerate  the  retirement  of   five
additional  Boeing 727 aircraft and will retire its  remaining
four McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft by November 1, 2001.

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

                                        AMR CORPORATION

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

Dated:  August 21, 2001

                         EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit        Description

99.1      Press Release


                                             Exhibit 99.1

                         Contact:  Corporate Communications
                                   Fort Worth, Texas

FOR RELEASE:  Monday, Aug. 20, 2001


     FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today announced
that it would accelerate the retirement of five additional
Boeing 727 aircraft.  The aircraft will be grounded during the
fourth quarter of 2001 and the first quarter of 2002, rather
than in 2003, as originally planned.  In addition, American
will retire its remaining four MD-11 aircraft by Nov. 1, ahead
of its previous plan to retire this fleet near year end.
     These actions are the most recent in a series of steps
taken by American to match its fleet and capacity plans to the
weaker economic climate.  American announced in June that it
would advance the retirement of 22 aircraft, including TWA's
entire fleet of 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one Fokker 100.
In July, American arranged not to take delivery of five used
MD-80s that were scheduled to join the fleet this year as part
of the TWA asset acquisition.  And just earlier this month,
American announced that it would ground five Boeing 727s,
originally scheduled to leave the fleet in 2003, by the end of
     "This action is consistent with similar steps American
has taken during recent months to better align capacity with
lower demand," said Tom Horton, American's senior vice
president and chief financial officer.  "This is a very
difficult time in the airline business, and we see no near-
term improvement.  We will continue to evaluate further cuts
in capacity and capital spending as conditions warrant."
     Horton noted that, as a result of these various actions,
American will hold capacity nearly flat in 2001, with a
reduction of almost 1% in 2002.

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American Airlines to Retire Additional Aircraft
Aug. 20, 2001
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      Summary of AMR's 2001 Capacity Reduction Actions

   Date                          Action

June 18, 2001  Announced plans to accelerate retirement of 22
               aircraft -- 19 DC-9s, two Boeing 727s and one
               Fokker 100.

July 2001      Made arrangements to not take delivery of five
               used MD-80s previously scheduled to join fleet
               as part of TWA asset acquisition.

Aug. 2, 2001   Announced plans to accelerate retirement of
               five Boeing 727s.

Aug. 20, 2001  Announced plans to accelerate retirement of
               additional five Boeing 727s and four MD-11s.


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