American Airlines Mile Purchase Programs Extended

The popular American Airlines

buyAAmiles(SM) and giftAAmiles(SM) programs have been extended through
Jan. 31, 2003.  Both programs allow AAdvantage(R) travel awards program
members worldwide to quickly and conveniently purchase miles online for
themselves, friends and family members.
“We recently expanded the buyAAmiles and giftAAmiles programs` eligibility
beyond the U.S. and Canada, allowing AAdvantage members all over the world to
purchase miles online,” said Ed French, president—AAdvantage Marketing
Programs.  “Based on member response, we`re pleased to extend the programs
through January 2003.”
Using the buyAAmiles program, AAdvantage members may purchase up to
15,000 miles per calendar year for their AAdvantage account.  Members can go
, then select the “purchase miles” link to access
the buyAAmiles program, or go directly to .
The giftAAmiles program is a unique way for AAdvantage members to give the
gift of travel and other rewards.  Each member may receive up to
15,000 AAdvantage miles as a gift.  These miles are in addition to the miles a
member may purchase through the buyAAmiles program.  The giftAAmiles program
can also be accessed in the same manner on
AAdvantage miles are sold through the buyAAmiles program and the
giftAAmiles program at the rate of 2.75 cents per mile USD, plus applicable
taxes and fees for purchases up to 5,000 miles, and 2.5 cents per mile USD
plus applicable taxes and fees for purchases between 6,000 and 15,000 miles.
Purchases can be made in 1,000 mile increments and are posted to the
AAdvantage account within 72 hours.  Each transaction incurs a $25 USD
processing fee.
Both the buyAAmiles and the giftAAmiles programs are another way for
AAdvantage members worldwide to quickly add miles to their accounts and reach
the awards they desire.
The programs are powered by technology developed by Points International
Ltd.  In addition to the buyAAmiles and the giftAAmiles programs, AAdvantage
members may also exchange frequent-flier miles and points from other loyalty
programs for AAdvantage miles with the world`s first online loyalty currency
exchange, pointsxchange(TM), at

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