American Way Names Winners of Annual 'Road Warrior' Contest

Mar 14, 2011, 11:00 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Way, the inflight magazine of American Airlines, conducted its ninth annual Road Warrior Contest and has chosen its five winners.

For this year's theme "A View from the Top," contestants were required to compose an essay describing their proverbial journey to the top of a mountain in their business or personal life. They also needed to describe the tools they would carry in a fictional backpack to help reach the summit. In addition, contestants had to identify several worldwide city skylines through a series of images and coordinating multiple choice answer sets. As a bonus question, they could write what their American Way cover blurb would be if they won the Road Warrior Contest.

Below are this year's top three winners:

  • Grand Prize – Adeline Cassin of Miami, Fla., won 2 million Hilton HHonors® bonus points, 1 million American Airlines AAdvantage® miles, and a $500 SkyMall® gift card.
  • Second Prize – Roy D. Desrochers of Waltham, Mass., won a Bose® Lifestyle® 48 DVD home entertainment system, a Bose® Wave® music system, a pair of Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones, a five-night trip for two in a premier suite at the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort from Hilton Caribbean, and a $500 SkyMall® gift card.
  • Third Prize – Rich Stedronsky of Temple, Texas; Scott Noon of Lititz, Pa.; Mel Hilderbrand of Aliso Viejo, Calif. each won a three-night trip for two to the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort from Hilton Caribbean and a $500 SkyMall® gift card.

In the charming mountain town of Park City, Utah, the five winners participated in a photo shoot that will be featured in the newest issue of American Way magazine, hitting seatback pockets on March 15. Visit to view the winning entries.

Over the last nine years, more than 55,000 readers have entered the contest in hopes of becoming one of the five annual winners. If you believe you have what it takes to be considered a bona fide road warrior, but missed your chance this time, then check out American Way magazine or visit this summer for information about next year's contest.

About American Way Magazine

American Way magazine is published on the 1st and the 15th of each month by Fort Worth-based American Airlines Publishing. The only inflight magazine to be published twice a month, American Way magazine is in seatback pockets on all American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® flights. For more information, visit

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website,®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines fares are also available through and, as well as thousands of travel agencies worldwide. 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 approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection,, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet.

The address is

SOURCE American Airlines