Our 35th is Your chance to win
an unforgettable milestone trip.
We’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program by recognizing your milestones. As part of our 35th, you can enter for a chance to win 350,000 miles for your next milestone trip. We’ll pick 35 lucky winners in all.
Plus, you can also earn up to 700 miles.
For 35 years, travelers have used AAdvantage® miles to create memories on milestone trips. Explore a few of those stories and get inspired for your next celebration.
Celebrating Dad’s mobility…
My dad was finally back to 100% after being out of commission for over 3 years with several surgeries. I suggested a trip to London to watch some soccer as a way for us to celebrate his mobility. Some of the games we wanted to watch were coming up quickly, and by using AAdvantage miles, we were able to go. Seeing London was great, but catching our first Premier League match in person was the unbeatable highlight!

- Rob S.
AAdvantage member for 11 years
It remains the most memorable trip…
I used AAdvantage miles to travel with my girlfriend to Portugal, where I surprised her by proposing. When I saw some pictures of how stunning the Algarve is, I knew right away that was where I wanted to propose. On the day of the proposal, we hired a boat and captain to take us out for the day and he took us to the sea cave where the proposal took place. It remains the most memorable trip we have ever taken.

- Tony R.
AAdvantage member for 8 years

With as much time as I spend on the road away from my family for work, spending time together as a family on vacations are milestones for me. We have used miles to take the kids to China, Paris, and Rome. My kids have already experienced four continents thanks to miles. I was able to see the world as a kid because my dad flew so much, so I think it’s cool that I am able to do the same thing with my kids 20 years later.

- Jeffrey H.
AAdvantage member for 30 years

I am so grateful to be an AAdvantage member, to have the opportunity to make my family's dreams a reality. Thanks to your hard work these last 35 years, my wife and I can serve as volunteers in construction and education in a developing Caribbean country (Dominican Republic), with the hope to see our family with a few clicks of the mouse, and our flights are booked for home.

- Natalia H.
AAdvantage member for 5 years

I used AAdvantage miles to celebrate my grandmother’s 85th birthday in Puerto Vallarta. The whole time was filled with laughter and fun and memories. The highlight was undoubtedly drinking champagne with my grandmother at sunset from our balcony hot tub.

- Katie P.
AAdvantage member for 4 years

Every year I get together with some college girlfriends for a reunion. This past year we decided to go with our daughters in tow. AAdvantage enabled me to bring my daughter along for this reunion in New York City. What I will always remember about this trip is just watching our daughters have as much fun together as we do. And, seeing them raid my glamorous friend’s closet for a high-heeled, high-drama fashion show!

- Suzanne R.
AAdvantage member for 30 years

As a kid growing up, I always wanted to travel to Africa to see Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. For my 40th birthday this year, I used AAdvantage miles to travel to Tanzania and fulfill my dream. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro was the adventure of a lifetime and one of the most challenging and exciting things I've ever done. I was grateful to be able to celebrate this milestone birthday.

- Arun D.
AAdvantage member for 16 years

My parents are downsizing, so when Christmas rolled around my wife and I were wondering what to get them. The AAdvantage program had the perfect gift. It was just their size and didn't require storage space… travel! They liked their gift so much that they ended up giving us the same thing, and a month later we all left on an around-the-world trip using AAdvantage miles to book our flights and hotels. It was a first for all of us and we loved sharing it together.

- Tim G.
AAdvantage member for 20 years

We used AAdvantage miles to get married in Cabo San Lucas. It was a destination wedding and we celebrated with 75 of our closest friends. Besides the weeklong party and ceremony itself, the best memory was the dance party at our reception.

- Mark A.
AAdvantage member for 8 years

To celebrate my 17-year anniversary working for American, I splurged and used AAdvantage miles to fly home from Hong Kong in First Class on Cathay Pacific – what a treat! It was exciting to visit Hong Kong when American first began nonstop service from DFW. There are so many interesting things to see and do, and the scenery is so lush and beautiful. I can’t wait to go back!

- Beth M.
AAdvantage member for 19 years

Snorkeling an old pirate shipwreck…

I traveled to St. Thomas using miles to celebrate graduating from college. The best part of the trip was snorkeling an old pirate shipwreck off the coast of one of the surrounding islands. It was seriously awesome and something I will always remember.

- Ryan H.
AAdvantage member for 10 years

We used AAdvantage miles to fly to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii to celebrate my 40th birthday and our 15-year anniversary. It was a trip of 100 lifetimes. We were living in a dream, sleeping on the Great Barrier Reef during a SCUBA charter and fulfilling bucket list experiences we never thought possible.

- Jason P.
AAdvantage member for 9 years

Our daughters were adopted from China as infants. We took them back to China in 2014 using AAdvantage miles. We went sightseeing in Beijing, saw the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian and interacted with baby pandas in Chengdu. It was a wonderful trip and important for them to see their country of birth.

- Pam P.
AAdvantage member for 26 years

The mood was unbelievably fun…

We used miles for our wedding in Lake Tahoe. Everything about the weekend was perfect, but especially the anticipation on the flight there. We happened to be traveling with several of our guests, the flight attendants were celebrating with us, and the mood was unbelievably fun. As if that wasn’t enough, we were even upgraded to First Class on our return flight. Pure perfection all the way.

- Ashley D.
AAdvantage member for 9 years

I began my career at American in 1979. The day the AAdvantage program launched in 1981, I joined the AAdvantage team. It has been a great ride – 35 years and counting! One milestone trip that stands out is one my husband and I took to Maui to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We redeemed miles to travel in business class to celebrate. It was a wonderful trip; maybe we’ll go again at 50 years!

- Wanna W.
AAdvantage member for 35 years

She loved it...

I saved miles for a couple of years and took my son's family, including my two grandchildren, to Belize over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. We went to an iguana sanctuary in San Ignacio and here's a picture of my granddaughter there. She loved it! Their first international trip was amazing!!

- Patsy S.
AAdvantage member for 13 years

Due to unexpected circumstances, our honeymoon was cancelled. We made a promise we would make it up in a big way on our 10th anniversary. So 10 years later we used AAdvantage miles to travel to Europe where we walked the streets of Paris and Rome and biked in Florence. What a wonderful milestone in our life.

- Sandra C.
AAdvantage member for 11 years


Inspired for your next
milestone trip?
Here are a few more ways to pile on the miles.
Fly on American, oneworld® and partner airlines
Use your Citi® / AAdvantage® or your AAdvantage® Aviator™ MasterCard® credit card
Rent a car from one of our many partners
Book hotels at destinations around the world
Shop at 850+ stores at the AAdvantage eShopping℠ mall
Dine at 11,000+ restaurants with the AAdvantage Dining℠ program
Buy miles and reach award travel faster
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