Your information doesn't make sense if you bought after crash of 2088 then...you bought at $19 then yo are not correct. Since 2008 mkt crash AA had only 5 sessions of $18+ and highest intra day was $18.47 on April 11, 2011 and it never closed at $18 since 2008 crash.
I bought at $15, and took a beating also on a load of expired calls. I never sold and missed most of the market run. I had to much tied up in AA. Perhaps this will continue to move up this time, if not it will sooner or latter. Hope it is in my life time or my kids will have this investment. Good Luck!
I remember my 5000 BS (Bethlehem Steel) bankrupted it was once darling of DOW index and number # steel company of the world and more and more I feel AA is going that direction when i see it is jumping like this.