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:  November 17, 2004

                        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)

   (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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Item 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Principal Officers;
Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.

AMR  Corporation (the Company) is filing herewith a press release
issued on November 17, 2004 by the Company as Exhibit 99.1  which
is included herein.  This press release was issued to report that
on November 17, 2004, Matthew K. Rose was elected to the Board of
Directors of AMR Corporation.

Also  on  November  17,  2004, the  Board  of  Directors  of  AMR
Corporation appointed Mr. Rose to the AMR Audit Committee.


     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:  November 17, 2004

                          EXHIBIT INDEX
Exhibit        Description

99.1      Press Release

                                   CONTACT: Al Becker
                                            Corporate Communications
                                            Fort Worth, Texas

FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004


     FORT WORTH, Texas --  Matthew K. Rose, Chairman, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Corporation, today was elected to the Board of Directors of AMR
Corporation, parent company of American Airlines.
     "Matt Rose is an exceptionally capable executive who knows
what it takes to win in a highly competitive, customer-focused
business," said Gerard J. Arpey, Chairman, President and Chief
Executive Officer of AMR Corporation.  "His knowledge and
experience will become valuable assets as we continue to
transform AMR and position our company for a successful and
profitable future."
     Rose, 45, was elected Chairman of Burlington Northern Santa
Fe Corporation in March 2002 after having been President and CEO
of the company since December 2000.  He became President and
Chief Operating Officer of BNSF, with responsibility for all
operations and marketing activities, in June 1999.
     Rose joined Burlington Northern Railroad in 1993 and held a
number of key vice presidential positions before being named
Senior Vice President-Merchandise Business Unit in May 1996.  In
August 1997, he was named Senior Vice President and Chief
Operations Officer, responsible for coordinating transportation,
maintenance, mechanical, quality, purchasing, labor relations and
information services activities.

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     Before joining Burlington Northern, Rose was Vice President-
Transportation for Triple Crown Services, a Norfolk Southern
Railroad subsidiary.  Prior to that, he held various positions
with Schneider National and International Utilities, a trucking
conglomerate.  He began his railroad career in 1981 with Missouri
Pacific Railroad.
     Rose holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University
of Missouri, where he majored in marketing and minored in
logistics.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the
Association of American Railroads; a member of the Board of
Directors of the Center for Energy & Economic Development; a
member of the Texas Governor's Business Council; a National
Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America; a member of
Northwestern University Transportation Center's Business Advisory
Committee; a member of Business Roundtable; a member of The
Business Council; a member of the Board of Trustees of Texas
Christian University; a member of the Board of National
Association of Manufacturers, and a member of the Boy Scouts of
America National Executive Board.
     Rose and his wife have two children and live in Westlake,

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