FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you can't do
without your BlackBerry(R) smartphone and just have to have those American
Airlines AAdvantage(R) miles, then now you can have the best of both
BlackBerry, the iconic telecommunications device that has become
indispensable to millions, is now a participant in the AAdvantage program,
the world's first and largest travel awards program. AAdvantage members can
now earn 4,000 AAdvantage bonus miles when they purchase a new BlackBerry
at an online store powered by Simplexity(R), a leading online retailer of
cell phones and wireless plans.
To receive the 4,000 AAdvantage miles, customers simply visit
http://www.aa.com/blackberry, complete a qualifying purchase of a
BlackBerry phone with a new or extended wireless plan, and provide their
AAdvantage account number at checkout. The site, created by Simplexity,
features a variety of BlackBerry phones and wireless plans from all major
wireless carriers. AAdvantage bonus miles will be posted to qualifying
members' accounts by Simplexity 8-10 weeks after activation of a wireless
plan. That's 4,000 miles to put toward a dream trip to any one of hundreds
of destinations around the world served by American, American Eagle, or
more than 20 airlines that participate in the AAdvantage program -- all for
purchasing a new BlackBerry, along with an approved new or extended
wireless service contract.
"Many AAdvantage members are devoted BlackBerry users, so we're
especially pleased to welcome BlackBerry to the AAdvantage program," said
Rob Friedman, President - AAdvantage Marketing Programs. "The 4,000 miles
will help customers accumulate miles toward valuable travel rewards, and
with their BlackBerry smartphone, they'll be able to keep in touch wherever
they choose to travel."
For travelers on the go, a BlackBerry smartphone -- or any other
Web-enabled device -- allows them to access the mobile version of AA.com.
The mobile site makes it easy for customers to book flights, change
many domestic reservations, view fare specials, request upgrades, purchase
Admirals Club(R) one-day passes, and even enroll in the AAdvantage program
-- all from their mobile device. Additionally, with American's recent
launch of mobile broadband service on its transcontinental routes flown
with Boeing 767-200 aircraft, many customers can use their Blackberry or
other Web-enabled device to access the Internet inflight.
For more details on AA.com Mobile visit http://www.aa.com/mobile. For
further information on the AAdvantage mile offer, visit
http://www.aa.com/blackberry. The offer applies to the purchase of new
BlackBerry smartphones only. Customers are able to trade in their existing
cellular device and receive credit toward the purchase of a new BlackBerry.
To learn about trading in your existing device, go to
http://www.aa.com/blackberry, click on the BlackBerry page, then look for
the "Get Cash Back" link.
If you're not already an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to
enroll. Simply visit http://www.aa.com/enroll.
American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance.
Terms and Conditions
AAdvantage miles will be awarded for purchases made through the
Cellular Miles store only within 8-10 weeks of activation. AAdvantage
members are eligible to earn 4,000 miles for each purchase of a BlackBerry
phone with a new standard post paid wireless service contract or a post
paid wireless service contract extension. To be eligible, AAdvantage
members must (1) maintain the wireless line of service activated through
Simplexity for 12 weeks after the activation date, (2) not deactivate or
downgrade the wireless plan originally signed up for through Simplexity,
and (3) provide their AAdvantage membership number at the time of purchase.
Family plans and shared plans constitute one rate plan, regardless of the
number of phones ordered. Additional restrictions may apply.
American Airlines reserves the right to change AAdvantage program
rules, regulations, travel awards and offers at any time without notice,
including the right to, among other things, (1) modify or cancel any award
or offer, (2) change program benefits, mileage levels or rules related to
mileage credits or travel awards, or (3) add embargo dates, limit award
travel seat availability, or otherwise restrict travel awards or offers.
American may make changes even if use of accumulated mileage credits or
awards is affected. The accumulation of mileage credits does not entitle
members to any vested rights. American further reserves the right to end
the AAdvantage program upon six months notice. AAdvantage travel awards,
mileage accrual and special offers are subject to government regulations.
American is not responsible for products or services offered by other
participating companies. For complete details about the AAdvantage program,
AmericanAirlines, AA.com, Admirals Club and AAdvantage are registered
trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
Simplexity is the registered trademark of Simplexity, LLC.
Simplexity is the leading online retailer of cell phones and wireless
plans. Simplexity's technology solutions include merchandising,
procurement, customer service, billing, customer relationship marketing,
order processing and cell phone activations for the largest carriers in the
U.S. Simplexity operates private label websites for some of the largest
names in retail using unrivaled, proprietary systems. Simplexity also
operates the popular website Wirefly (http://www.wirefly.com), the leading
one-stop cell phone and wireless plan comparison shopping site that has
been awarded "Best of the Web" by Forbes magazine and "Best in Overall
Customer Experience" by Keynote Systems. For more information about the
company, its products and services, visit the Simplexity corporate website
BlackBerry is a product of Research In Motion, a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of innovative wireless solutions for the
worldwide mobile communications market. Through the development of
integrated hardware, software and services that support multiple wireless
network standards, RIM provides platforms and solutions for seamless access
to time-sensitive information including email, phone, SMS messaging,
Internet and intranet-based applications. RIM technology also enables a
broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their
products and services with wireless connectivity to data. RIM's portfolio
of award-winning products, services and embedded technologies are used by
thousands of organizations around the world and include the BlackBerry(R)
wireless platform, the RIM Wireless Handheld(TM) product line, software
development tools, radio-modems and software/hardware licensing agreements.
Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in
North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. RIM is listed on the Nasdaq Stock
Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more
information, visit http://www.rim.com or http://www.blackberry.com.
About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest
frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than
60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating
companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than
75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial
companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn
miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card
products in over 41 countries. In 2007, members redeemed more than 150
billion miles to claim more than 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and
car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program
participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American
Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in 40
countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet
numbers more than 1,000 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(R) 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 and
AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
AmericanAirlines(R) We know why you fly(R)
Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet.
The address is http://www.aa.com
SOURCE American Airlines, Inc.