by Al Sacco

Attn Travelers: Buy a BlackBerry, Get 4,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

Opinion
Sep 23, 20082 mins
Enterprise Applications

I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but I figured there are enough CIO.com-reading, globe-trotting, American Airlines-traveling road warriors out there that the following post is worth while.

Apparently you can now earn yourself a cool—and quick—4,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles by purchasing any new Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone, and activating or upgrading to a new wireless service plan, via CellularMiles.com.

American Airlines Logo
American Airlines Logo

The process is simple: American Airlines AAdvantage members need only purchase a new device from CellularMiles.com and enter in their membership account number at checkout. After eight to ten weeks, the points will then automatically be added to the American Airlines accounts, according to the airline.

BlackBerry devices on Alltel Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless and purchased through CellularMiles.com qualify for the promotion.

The majority of American Airlines economy class travel awards in the continental United States and Canada are available for around 25,000 miles, and lesser awards can also be claimed for as little as 5,000 miles. That means 4,000 extra miles will put you well on your way to a free flight and only 1,000 more away from one of the company’s “smaller” offerings—though we’d strongly suggest banking the miles for the free ticket.

And if you need any last minute assistance in booking hotels or accommodations, be sure to check out the free WorldMate Live travel app for BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones.

Additional information is available on the American Airlines website.

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