PRNewswire CHICAGO Nov. 5 :
Just think of it: jetting off for the weekend with a whole planeload of
friends to Las Vegas, Miami, New York or Los Angeles. American Airlines is
offering some lucky Chicagoan the opportunity of a lifetime—invite up
to 99 friends and have the use of an entire plane from O`Hare
International Airport to spend a weekend at one of those four destinations.
From Nov. 9-29, 2003, Chicagoland residents can enter the American
Airlines “You, Your Friends and a Plane” Sweepstakes at
The sweepstakes also will benefit the Miles For Kids In Need(R) program.
For every online entry, a donation of 25 AAdvantage(R) miles (up to 1
million miles) will be made to the charity, which provides free travel to
ill children and their families.
“Chicago, we`re taking the term `more airline` to a whole new level,” said
Dan Garton, American`s executive vice president-Marketing. “This really is
the trip of a lifetime. For anyone who`s ever dreamed of taking off in
their own jet for a fabulous weekend with family and friends, this is the
chance to win that fantasy. The use of an entire plane—and a terrific
choice of cities—is all theirs.
“It`s a great way to kick off the holiday season, and a wonderful
opportunity to support `Miles For Kids` in the important work it does.”
The Miles For Kids In Need program was established in 1989 as a unique way
for American and AAdvantage members to help seriously ill children through
the AAdvantage Travel Awards program.
Rules and additional information about the “You, Your Friends and a Plane”
Sweepstakes can be found at http://www.aa.com/yourplane . Consumers can
also register for the sweepstakes by visiting http://www.aa.com/yourplane
and completing an online entry form.
No Purchase Necessary
This sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the states of Illinois,
Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin who are at least 18 years of age or the
age of majority in the state in which they reside, and who have an e-mail
address and Internet access before the beginning of the Sweepstakes
Period. Employees and directors (and their immediate family members and
persons domiciled with employees and directors) of American Airlines, WXRT
and WJMK radio and each of their respective parent companies,
subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising and promotion agencies, and
anyone else affiliated with the promotion or execution of the Sweepstakes,
are not eligible to participate. The Sweepstakes consists of one (1) Grand
Prize drawing (the “Grand Prize Sweepstakes”) and ten (10) First Prize
drawings (each a “First Prize Sweepstakes”) (collectively, the
“Sweepstakes”). Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. CT Nov. 9, 2003, and ends
at 8:59 p.m. CT Nov. 29, 2003 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Destinations and
dates are limited. All travel must be completed by Dec. 1, 2004. If winner
is unable to travel by date indicated, prize will be forfeited. All prizes
will be awarded provided a sufficient number of eligible entries are
received. Prize details and availability are subject to change, in which
case, unless otherwise specified herein, a prize of equal or greater value
will be substituted at Sponsor`s sole discretion. Prizes are not
transferable. No substitutions or cash redemptions except at the sole
discretion of the Sponsor and as described above. Each winner is
responsible for any applicable fees, service charges, surcharges or
passenger facility charges, and all insurance, federal, state and local
taxes, if any, and any other unspecified expenses associated with
acceptance or use of prize, including without limitation all meals, air
and ground transportation, and gratuities. Prizes are provided “as is” and
without any warranty of any kind. There are a total of eleven (11) random
drawings. Grand Prize Sweepstakes: On or around Dec. 1, 2003, independent
judges will randomly select one potential Grand Prize winner from among
all eligible entries submitted during the Sweepstakes Period. First Prize
Sweepstakes: Each weekday during the Sweepstakes Period, starting on Nov.
14, 2003, and ending on Nov. 27, 2003, excluding Saturdays and Sundays,
independent judges will randomly select one potential First Prize winner
from among all eligible entries submitted from the beginning of the
Sweepstakes Period through 8:59 p.m. CT of the day of the drawing. Entries
not selected as a potential First Prize winner will remain eligible for
American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
50 countries and territories with approximately 3,900 daily flights. The
combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American`s award-
winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and
book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers.
American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld alliance.