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American Airlines AAdvantage Program 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues With Citi / AAdvantage Cards Promotion


May 18, 2006

One-Day Only Anniversary Offer Features Citi/AAdvantage Cards

Fort Worth, Texas – American Airlines continues celebrating the 25 th Anniversary of the AAdvantage ® program by teaming with Citi ® for a special one-day offer. For today only, AAdvantage members who apply and receive a new Citi ® Platinum Select ® / AAdvantage ® MasterCard ® or CitiBusiness ® / AAdvantage ® MasterCard ® card will earn:

* 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after making purchases totaling $250 or more

* No annual fee for the first year

* A free companion certificate valid for travel on American Airlines throughout the continental U.S.

The offer is only valid for approved applications submitted today, May 18, 2006.

The offer is part of the “25 Deals in 25 Days” celebration that marks the anniversary of the world’s first frequent flyer loyalty program established by American Airlines in May 1981.

“Citi is a proud partner of American Airlines,” said Barney Briggs, Senior Vice President, Citi Cards. “We look forward to much continued success as we seek new and even more innovative ways to deliver exceptional customer value to American’s world-class AAdvantage program.”

“With the 25 Deals in 25 Days promotion, there is something for everyone,” said Kurt Stache, American’s President of AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “We have been working with Citibank for nearly twenty years, so it’s fitting that Citibank is participating in our anniversary celebration and we’re proud to have worked with them for as long as we have.”

25 Deals in 25 Days
In addition to the Citi ® / AAdvantage ® cardoffer, American Airlines has launched the first 17 “deals” in the 25 th Anniversary Celebration. With the “25 Deals in 25 Days” campaign, American Airlines, a founding member of the global oneworld alliance , will feature a new offer every day – including bonus miles, sweepstakes and discounts. Below are the daily deals that have been featured at since the celebration started May 1; many are still available through the end of May.

May 1

Receive a 25 percent discount on select MileSAAver SM awards between the United States and Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii or within the Continental U.S. and Canada. Must book and ticket May 1-31, 2006, and travel Aug. 22-Nov. 8, 2006.

May 2

Earn 2,500 bonus miles for each American Airlines AAdvantage Cruise ™ booked May 2-31, 2006. Enter a sweepstakes in which 25 lucky winners will get a three-night Royal Caribbean cruise for two for the cost of just $25. (There is no purchase required to enter the sweepstakes.) Register for the sweepstakes May 2-31, 2006.

May 3

Get a new Citi ® Platinum Select ® / AAdvantage MasterCard ® or CitiBusiness ® / AAdvantage ® MasterCard ® and earn 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after using the card for purchases totaling $250 or more.

May 4

Earn a mileage bonus and up to 25 percent off rate for qualifying rentals of three days or more including a Saturday night, from Avis. Mileage bonus is 250 miles for every year a customer has been an AAdvantage member. Members must make reservations May 4-31, 2006, and rent by December 31, 2006.

May 5

oneworld ® is offering a chance to win two First Class around-the-world tickets, valid for travel on the eight existing oneworld airlines. Members must register May 5-31, 2006.

May 6

Earn a 60,000-mile bonus for the purchase of a Lincoln Zephyr May 6-31, 2006.

May 7

Members who apply for a CitiMortgage loan May 1-31, 2006, and close by December 31, 2006, can earn the base offer of 1,000 AAdvantage miles per $10,000 in mortgage plus a 25,000-mile bonus.

May 8

Marriott Vacation Club International is offering 7,500 AAdvantage miles plus a $100 certificate toward a Hertz car rental for members who purchase a six-day / five-night stay at Marriott’s (Hawaii) Ko Olina Beach Club resort for $699. This offer is valid for purchases made May 8-31, 2006. Travel must occur within 15 months of purchase.

May 9

AAdvantage eShopping SM offered a one-day AAdvantage mileage bonus based on total spending. However, members can continue earning miles for every dollar spent at the AAdvantage eShopping mall at

May 10

AAdvantage teamed with National Car Rental to give away a 2007 Pontiac G6 as well as up to 1,250 AAdvantage bonus miles for all AAdvantage members who book a car rental with National at The car rental must be completed by July 31, 2006.

May 11

Purchase a Wave ® Music System from Bose ® May 11 – 18, 2006 and earn 2,500 bonus miles. Also, enter sweepstakes to win a Lifestyle ® Home Entertainment System through May 31, 2006.

May 12

Earn 25 miles per dollar spent on purchases from FTD.COM May 12 – 31, 2006.

May 13

Earn 2,500 bonus miles on Intercontinental ® Hotels Group stays booked May 13 – June 11, 2006 and completed by Aug. 31, 2006.

May 14

Members received a 5-10% discount on AA Vacations packages purchased on May 14, 2006. Members can also enter to win vacation packages to Scottsdale, AZ or Bermuda. Must register for sweepstakes May 14 – 31, 2006.

May 15

Earn double the base miles flown on all flights booked May 15-31, 2006. Must register on prior to travel, and complete travel by Nov. 15, 2006.

May 16

First 250 members to purchase on will earn 2,500 bonus miles plus 1 point for every $1 spent. Customers will also be entered to win a “weekend of tickets” in New York City (total of six tickets) plus $1,500 credit for accommodations and 50,000 AAdvantage miles for travel. There is no purchase required to enter the sweepstakes. AAdvantage members can register for the sweepstakes May 1-31, 2006.

May 17

Buy an Admirals Club one-day pass on May 17, 2006, and receive a second one-day pass free. There is also a sweepstakes in which 25 lucky winners will win a one-year Admirals Club membership. There is no purchase required to enter the sweepstakes. AAdvantage members can register for the sweepstakes May 17-31, 2006.

The “25 Deals in 25 Days” celebration continues through May 25, 2006, with a new offer featured every day from the AAdvantage program and its participants. To learn about each new offer, log on daily to

About The AAdvantage Travel Awards Program
Throughout 2006, American Airlines is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AAdvantage ® program – the world’s first frequent flyer program. The program launched in 1981, and is now the largest travel awards program with more than 50 million members. Members can earn miles with more than 1,000 participating companies, including airlines, hotels, car rental companies, financial-service providers and retailers. Members can also earn miles with one of more than 60 affinity card products in 41 markets around the globe. In 2005, members redeemed approximately 145 billion miles to claim in excess of 4.5 million awards to over 800 AAdvantage award destinations worldwide. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit


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