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

                          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 (AMR) is filing herewith a press release issued  on
April 1, 2003 by American Airlines, Inc. (American, a wholly owned
subsidiary  of AMR) 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.

                                        AMR CORPORATION

                                        /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


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.


  Current AMR Corp. press releases can be found on the Internet.
               The address is http://www.amrcorp.com