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Make Holiday Shopping Easy This Year With Gift Ideas From American Airlines

Easy to Purchase, Nice to Receive, Gentle on the Wallet

Here come the holidays. If you're making a gift list this year, make it easy on yourself - and give great gifts anyone would enjoy - by shopping with American Airlines. American has a number of unique gift ideas that are easy to purchase, nice to receive, and gentle on the wallet. And we won't even ask if you've been naughty or nice.

 Consider these great ideas from American Airlines this holiday season: American Airlines Gift Cards

AA Gift Cards are available in any denomination between $50 and $1,500 and can be used toward the purchase of tickets on American Airlines, American Eagle, or the AmericanConnection® airlines. Gift Cards are available at American's Web site, AA.com (you can even send them electronically), at AA Travel Centers, in Admirals Club lounges, and in thousands of retail, drug and grocery stores. Or simply call (800) 677-9555. AA Gift cards, which can be redeemed at AA.com, have no expiration dates or fees, and they are fully transferable. For more information, visit www.aa.com/giftcard.

Admirals Club® Lounge One-Day Passes

One-Day Passes to American's comfortable and elegant Admirals Club lounges cost just $50 and can be used at any of American's 44 lounges around the world. Admirals Club lounges are great places to relax or work before, after or between flights. One-Day Passes are easy to purchase, too. Just go to www.aa.com/daypass, visit any Admirals Club lounge, or stop by any American Airlines Self-Service Check-In machine at a domestic airport.

Give, Share or Buy AAdvantage® Miles

With American's giftAAmiles(SM) program, AAdvantage members can purchase as few as 1,000 and up to 60,000 AAdvantage miles to give to others, such as loyal employees or deserving customers. And with American's shareAAmiles® program, AAdvantage members can transfer up to 100,000 miles to another member's account, such as a family member or loved one. You can even purchase miles for yourself through American's buyAAmiles® program, which is a great gift (to yourself) if you're close to reaching a travel award.

When you give, share or buy 5,000 or more miles through Dec. 31, 2008, you'll earn 10 percent bonus miles for yourself. Visit www.aa.com/giftaamiles for more information.

AAdvantage eShopping(SM) Mall

With more than 250 name-brand retailers, the AAdvantage eShopping mall (www.aadvantageeshopping.com/holiday) offers everything from toys and clothing to books and electronics. You'll save time since you'll find products from many merchants you trust all in one place. And the prices of goods and services offered through the AAdvantage eShopping mall are the same as those offered through each merchant's Web site. In addition, you'll have access to the latest coupons and promotions from the mall's merchants and earn AAdvantage miles with each qualifying purchase.

Plus, through Dec. 31, you'll earn double AAdvantage miles with every purchase at 21 selected merchants. And when you spend $500 or more with these same merchants and use your MasterCard® to pay, you'll also receive a $25 MasterCard gift card.

Last-Minute Travel at AA.com

If you're a procrastinator, check out the last-minute specials on AA.com. You may find the perfect surprise trip to give to someone special. Affordable package deals for weekend travel (including airfare and ground arrangements) to dozens of destinations can be found at www.aa.com/lastminutepackages. Packages and destinations are updated constantly. Want a low airfare for the weekend without the ground arrangements? Then check out our NetSAAver fares at www.aa.com/netsaaverfares. These special, low airfares to various destinations are updated weekly.

American Airlines Vacations(SM) Gift Certificates

Gift certificates from American Airlines Vacations allow you to give the world in an economical way. They're available in any denomination, and you can even use your AAdvantage miles to purchase them - making them a great way to use miles that may expire soon. American Airlines Vacations offers a choice of more than 10,000 hotels and resorts in more than 320 cities in the Caribbean, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Canada, China, the continental United States and Hawaii. Call (800) 321-2121 to order gift certificates or visit www.aavacations.com to see all the places you can go.

Duty-Free Items

If you happen to be on an American Airlines international flight this holiday season, consider purchasing items from our extensive catalogue of Duty-Free selections, with several exclusive selections available only when flying American. By shopping Duty Free, you can save 15-25 percent off the suggested retail price of chocolates, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry and more. Convenient onboard shopping is available on American Airlines flights to and from Europe, Asia, Brazil, and other select flights to and from South America.

C.R. Smith Museum Gift Shop

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum Gift Shop has a wide selection of aviation-related items for aviation fans of all ages, including model aircraft, jewelry, books, toys and prints. The museum even offers the Child Aviation Restraint System, a lightweight, portable safety device certified by the Federal Aviation Administration for use on flights within the continental United Sates. Most items can be purchased on-line at www.crsmithmuseum.org/giftshop.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines 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 over 140 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, Admirals Clubs, AmericanAirlines Vacations, AAdvantage, giftAAmiles, shareAAmiles, buyAAmiles, and AAdvantage eShopping are marks of American Airlines, Inc.

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