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American Airlines Introduces AAdvantage Mileage Multiplier Option, an Easy Way for AAdvantage Members to Double or Triple Their Miles on Every Flight

Mileage Multiplier Option Available Via Self-Service Check-In Machines at Airports Throughout the United States

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines AAdvantage® members now have one more way to boost their mileage balance, with the introduction of the AAdvantage Mileage Multiplier(SM) product. Currently available via airport Self-Service Check-In machines throughout the U.S., the new Mileage Multiplier option enables AAdvantage members to increase their mileage balance faster by purchasing extra AAdvantage bonus miles with every eligible flight.

Travel on purchased fares on American Airlines, American Eagle or American Connection®, which are scheduled to depart within 24 hours, are eligible for the Mileage Multiplier offer. Bonus miles purchased through the Mileage Multiplier offer are added to the standard base miles and class of service bonus miles AAdvantage members already earn for their flights. Mileage Multiplier bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification.

How it Works

  • Step 1: AAdvantage members will be given the option to purchase extra bonus miles in conjunction with their trip when checking in for their flight at an airport Self-Service Check-In machine. Customers who check in at AA.com will also be able to purchase Mileage Multiplier miles – they simply need to visit a Self-Service Check-In machine upon arrival at the airport and select the Reprint Boarding Pass or Check Baggage option.
  • Step 2: If a member's flight is eligible for the Mileage Multiplier offer, the screen will present a bonus mile offer of double or triple miles, at an introductory cost of approximately $0.03 per mile plus applicable taxes, and will navigate the customer through the purchasing process.
  • Step 3: After the purchase is complete, the bonus miles will appear in the AAdvantage members' account – in most cases, before the customer arrives at their final destination.

Here are some examples of Mileage Multiplier pricing:

  
  

Mileage Multiplier Bonus Offer

 

One-Way Trip Between:

Base Miles

Double Miles

Triple Miles

 

Bonus

Miles

Cost

Bonus

Miles

Cost

 

Miami – Turks & Caicos

578

578

$18

1,156

$35

 

Chicago O'Hare – DFW

802

802

$25

1,604

$49

 

DFW – Miami

1,121

1,121

$34

2,242

$68

 

Los Angeles – New York/JFK

2,475

2,475

$75

4,950

$149

 

New York/JFK – Madrid

3,589

3,589

$108

7,178

$216

 

Mileage Multiplier miles are bonus miles and do not count toward elite status qualification. The Mileage Multiplier product is currently offered at a rate of approximately 3 cents per mile. Prices shown exclude 7.5% excise tax, which is applied at the time of purchase. Prices/offers are subject to change and cancellation.

 
  
      

 

"We are pleased to provide AAdvantage members an exciting new way to accrue even more miles when they travel," said Rob Friedman, President – AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "The Mileage Multiplier offer can help bring you one step closer to reaching that next award trip. And with more than 700 destinations worldwide, your dream vacation could be closer than you think."

For further information on this offer, including a video demonstration, please visit www.aa.com/mileagemultiplier. If you're not already an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll in the program. Just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 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, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

About the AAdvantage Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage

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