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American Airlines Welcomes Celebrity Guest Chef Duff Goldman at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport Admirals Club 70th Birthday Bash

70 Days of Celebration Continue with Birthday Sweepstakes and Special $70 Savings Offer

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today American Airlines continues the 70th birthday celebration of the Admirals Club(®), the first airline VIP lounge, with a birthday bash featuring celebrity chef Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes. Chef Duff, known for using non-traditional cooking utensils such as power saws to create cakes that "defy explanation," presented the one-of-a-kind, specially-baked masterpiece this afternoon at Chicago O'Hare International Airport's H/K Admirals Club lounge. Visitors were invited to join the party by meeting Chef Duff and enjoying his tasty treat.

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"Seventy years ago, American Airlines opened the airline industry's first VIP lounge," said Nancy Knipp, President - Admirals Club. "As we continue to commemorate the Admirals Club legacy, we are very excited to have Chef Duff participate in our 70-day birthday celebration by presenting this custom-designed cake."

"I've enjoyed traveling on American Airlines for years and am happy to be a part of this celebration," said Duff Goldman. "Happy 70th Birthday Admirals Club!"

Through Oct. 19, customers can register to win one of seven prizes in the Admirals Club birthday sweepstakes. Prizes include a Lifetime Admirals Club Membership, a weeklong luxury vacation in Maui, one night at a Hollywood movie premiere, and more. Just for registering, customers will receive a $70 savings offer on an annual Admiral Club membership, whether it's new or a renewal. No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Complete sweepstakes rules, offer terms and conditions, and other details can be found at www.aa.com/AC70years.

American, a founding member of the global oneworld(® )Alliance, offers annual Admirals Club memberships for new members ranging from just $350 to $500. One-day passes are available for $50 and may be purchased online, at self-service check-in machines, or at any Admirals Club location.

Amenities vary by location, and may include complimentary domestic Wi-Fi access, showers, personal computers with complimentary Internet access, children's areas with appropriate TV programming, music areas, and much more. For further details, visit American's Admirals Club Web site at www.aa.com/admiralsclub.

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