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.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.