Simplify gift giving this year when you give the gift of travel. American
Airlines offers four great ways to give, with the shareAAmiles(R),
giftAAmiles(SM), buyAAmiles(R), and American Airlines Gift Certificate
programs. Whether miles or gift certificates, all transactions are done
online, so you can avoid the last-minute rush to the mall.
AAdvantage(R) Travel Awards Program members can easily give miles to
friends and family members through the giftAAmiles and shareAAmiles
For a limited time, members may receive up to 25,000 AAdvantage miles per
account each calendar year using the giftAAmiles program. Members may also
purchase up to 25,000 miles per calendar year for themselves through the
buyAAmiles program. AAdvantage miles are sold at the rate of 2.75 cents
per mile, plus applicable taxes and fees for purchases up to 5,000 miles,
and 2.5 cents plus applicable taxes and fees for purchases between 6,000
and 25,000 miles. Purchases can be made in 1,000-mile increments. Each
transaction will incur a $25 processing fee. This offer is available to
AAdvantage members worldwide, through Jan. 31, 2004. AAdvantage miles
purchased through the giftAAmiles and buyAAmiles programs will be posted
within 72 hours.
The shareAAmiles program allows the transfer of miles from one member`s
account to another`s. Members can share up to 60,000 miles per calendar
year from their account and members can receive up to 15,000 miles per
calendar year. These miles are in addition to the miles a member can
receive through the giftAAmiles program. The fee to transfer miles using
the shareAAmiles program depends on the number of miles transferred.
A transfer of 1,000 to 5,000 miles is $50; 6,000-11,000 miles is $100; and
11,000-15,000 miles is $150. Miles are credited to the recipient`s
accounts within seven days. Additionally, a $25 transaction fee applies to
up to three transactions processed at the same time. This program is valid
through Jan. 31, 2004.
The giftAAmiles and shareAAmiles programs can be accessed on AA.com or by
going directly to buyaamiles.points.com . The programs are powered by
technology developed by Points International Ltd.
Also available for purchase online are American Airlines Gift
Certificates, which are applicable toward the purchase of any published
fare ticket on American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection.
With so many worldwide American Airlines destinations from which to
choose, and no expiration date, these certificates make perfect gifts to
reward employees for outstanding performance, express appreciation for
great service, for motivational incentives, or as year-end bonuses.
Gift certificates can also be used for holiday gifts, birthdays, special
occasions, or to help relatives get to that next family reunion. To
purchase or get more information online, go to
http://www.americanairlinesincentivetraavel.com/ . (All fees in this
release are expressed in U.S. dollars.)
About the AAdvantage Travel Awards Program
The American Airlines AAdvantage Travel Awards program—the first and
largest of its kind—began in 1981 with 283,000 members and has grown to
more than 45 million members worldwide. The AAdvantage program has more
U.S. fliers than any other frequent traveler program, and it provides more
opportunities to redeem miles than any other program. In addition to
travel, members can earn miles for everything from breakfast cereal to
flowers, financial services, credit card purchases and more. For
additional information visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage .
About Points International
Points operates the only independent loyalty points exchange—at
http://www.points.com/—allowing consumers to exchange points and miles
from one participating loyalty program to another to achieve the rewards
they want faster than ever before. Pointsxchange(R) has to date attracted
close to 40 partners, including industry leaders eBay (Anything Points),
American Airlines (the AAdvantage program), InterContinental Hotels
(Priority Club(R) Rewards), Air Canada (Aeroplan), Delta Air Lines (Sky
Miles), Imperial Oil (Esso Extra), GiftCertificates.com, Fairmont Hotels &
Resorts, Cathay Pacific Airways (Asia Miles), America West Airlines
(FlightFund), Alaska Airlines (Mileage Plan), Sprint, JCPenney and many
more. Points International shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX
Venture) under the symbol PTS.
American Airlines editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire