American Airlines Sends Gift To AAdvantage Members In The US (To Open Up Their Wallets)


American Airlines is about to launch a new “Our Greatest Gift Is You” promotion for AAdvantage members in the United States.

Members must register and then check the Promotion Center to reveal their gift, and hopefully, AA’s perspective, buy some air travel while on the site.

You can access AA here.

Announcement from AA:

Members can unwrap holiday gifts in Our Greatest Gift is You promotion

  • Every AAdvantage® member receives a gift simply for being a member.
  • Six lucky members will win 500,000 AAdvantage miles plus hotel.
  • Members are offered a personalized promotion to purchase travel in the new year.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Members of the American Airlines award-winning AAdvantage® loyalty program are unwrapping holiday gifts as part of Our Greatest Gift is You promotion.

“Our members truly are our greatest gift,” said Rick Elieson, President of the AAdvantage program. “This holiday season, we’re giving every AAdvantage member a gift — it’s our way of showing thanks and appreciation for being why we fly — this year and every year.”

Starting Dec. 2, AAdvantage members will receive a gift simply for being a part of the program. After registering for the promotion, members will virtually unwrap gifts such as award miles, a complimentary Main Cabin Extra seat or even an Admirals Club One-Day Pass. Members will receive an email with a link to their Promotion Center to reveal their gift, or they can log in and navigate to the Promotions tab in their AAdvantage account. AAdvantage members will also receive an exclusive offer to encourage them to take the skies in early 2021 after registering for the promotion. For customers who aren’t yet AAdvantage members, they can still receive a gift and sweepstakes entry if they join the program by Dec. 16.

Piles of miles for six lucky members — and accommodations, too

Upon registering for the promotion, members who live in the United States will be entered automatically into a sweepstakes, where six lucky winners will receive 500,000 AAdvantage miles plus one of the following:

  • Five winners will win an all-inclusive four-night stay for them and one guest at Hyatt Ziva or Hyatt Zilara Resorts.
  • One winner will win a three-night stay for them and up to three guests to Universal Orlando Resort, including park passes.


Make no mistake. This is not a gift from American Airlines to AAdvantage members. American tries to get its loyalty program members to open up their wallets and spend cash on its services.

AA claims that “every AAdvantage” member is a winner, and then discloses on the T&Cs that this is only available for members in the United States.