Give the Gift of Travel With American Airlines Gift Cards

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — American Airlines is making it even easier to give the gift of travel this holiday season with the introduction of the American Airlines Gift Card. The Gift Cards are available in $50 and $100 denominations and will be available beginning November 1, 2005, at thousands of participating grocery stores, including Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, Pavilions, Carrs, Safeway, Genuardi’s and Dominick’s.

Replacing the company’s traditional paper gift certificates, American Airlines Gift Cards can be redeemed online at for the purchase of air travel originating in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico on flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection(R) airlines.

“Our new gift card is a great opportunity for American Airlines to serve both current and new customers’ gift-giving needs, expanding their options to include the gift of travel,” said Dan Garton, Executive Vice President of Marketing at American. “Gift Card recipients can check schedules, book flights and redeem their Gift Cards at”

On the Gift Card redemption page at, up to eight Gift Cards may be applied to the purchase of a single ticket, and if the ticket price exceeds the value of the Gift Card(s), the balance may be paid using a credit card. American Airlines Gift Cards do not expire and have no fees to keep the card active. For more information, and a list of participating retail locations that sell American Airlines Gift Cards, visit .

So, give the gift of travel to family, friends and even co-workers this year. With the American Airlines Gift Card, it’s easy to wrap, yet offers a world of exciting destinations.


The American Airlines Web site, , is the best place to do business online with American. provides numerous ways to conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel, select seats, make hotel and rental car reservations, get flight arrival/departure information, sign up for flight status notification, and even check in and print boarding passes. Customers who purchase tickets on don’t pay an online booking fee, earn up to 1,000 AAdvantage(R) miles per ticket purchased, and get a lowest-fare guarantee. Additionally, customers who log in with an AAdvantage number and password can manage their AAdvantage account online and also receive personalized news and specials. has received the World Travel Award for World’s Leading Airline Internet Site and has also received multiple Web site awards from various organizations.

About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 3,800 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site,, 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(SM) 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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation (NYSE:AMR) . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

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