Up to One Million Points Pledged For Small Businesses by American Airlines — With Special Consideration Given to…

If you are a member of the American Airlines Business Extra program, you can now not only donate your points to nonprofit organizations through the Our Social Good program of American Airlines; but for a limited time, you may also gift your points to small businesses, as your generous contributions will support the Business Extra community by reducing travel expenses for small businesses in need and are requesting assistance — but keep in mind that your gift is not tax deductible; and the minimum amount which you can gift is Business Extra 100 points.

Up to One Million Points Pledged For Small Businesses by American Airlines — With Special Consideration Given to…

Admirals Club Lounge Atlanta

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Additionally, American Airlines has pledged to give 250,000 Business Extra points to businesses which are owned by minorities and 250,000 points to nonprofit organizations that seek to improve stability, health, and care for global citizens in need — plus, American Airlines will also match up to 500,000 Business Extra points based on member contributions, as for every qualifying Business Extra point which is gifted by members of the Business Extra program through this point gifting initiative prior to Friday, July 31, 2020, American Airlines will award one additional point to the same nonprofit organization or Business Extra member fund up to a maximum limit of 500,000 Business Extra points matched.

If you are a member of the Business Extra program who is in need, you can apply to receive Business Extra points by submitting an application — but keep in mind that the gifting of Business Extra points will not only be based on need; but also special consideration will be given to businesses which are owned by minorities, women, veterans, and those who identify themselves with the sexual orientations of Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, or queer or questioning.

The Business Extra points received through the Point Gifting program will not expire for two years after they have been granted to recipients — provided that the organization receiving the Business Extra points remains in good standing with American Airlines.

For reference purposes, Business Extra points can be redeemed for awards — such as:

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American Airlines domestic first class

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

Once completed, transactions cannot be refunded, reversed, or exchanged. Using the Point Gifting program, each Business Extra member may gift points to support nonprofit organizations or other Business Extra member companies which are selected by American Airlines. The points successfully transferred usually post to the designated account right away, but please allow up to two business days for processing. A confirmation e-mail message will be sent to the primary donor using the email address associated with each Business Extra account and any additional e-mail address provided.

Gifting of points under this program transfers points from your Business Extra membership account to either a fund of points for nonprofit organizations or Business Extra member companies chosen by American Airlines, depending on your submission. American Airlines will provide points from such fund to such organizations and Business Extra members at its sole and exclusive discretion and on such timing as it deems appropriate.

American Airlines offers for gifting points to eligible nonprofit organizations or other Business Extra members may vary and are subject to change by American Airlines without notice to you.

American Airlines reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to approve or disapprove the participation of any Business Extra member in the Business Extra program’s Point Gifting programs.

Other terms and conditions — including those of the Business Extra membership program — apply.


American Airlines Santiago to Miami

Photograph ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

The American Airlines Business Extra program is a complimentary business travel rewards and incentive program completely separate from the American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program that is designed to help small and medium-sized companies to reduce their travel costs — and an e-mail message from the Business Extra program which was found in my inbox is what initially caught my attention pertaining to the initiative which is outlined in this article.

The contribution by American Airlines could help as many as 3,333 nonprofit organizations and other small business entities — but I cannot help but wonder if one million Business Extra points are significant enough to result in a meaningful impact, as I would suspect that substantially more applicants than grants awarded will likely occur…

…but I suppose that this initiative is better than nothing.

All photographs ©2018 and ©2019 by Brian Cohen.

5 thoughts on “Up to One Million Points Pledged For Small Businesses by American Airlines — With Special Consideration Given to…”

  1. Your daddy says:

    Nice of you to post how American is doing reverse discrimination….

    1. Lars says:

      Your point is well taken, but the term “reverse discrimination” implies that there is a correct way to racially discriminate.

  2. Nun says:

    How can this pass legal muster?

  3. NB_ga says:

    An absolutely asinine program basically amounting to exclusionary virtue signaling. Very disappointed that another company has caved to pandering to special interests instead of just doing the right thing for everyone.

  4. Jackson Henderson says:

    This shows the hypocrisy of people who complain about discrimination but support discrimination themselves. Mainstream America thinks it’s ok to discriminate in favor of blacks in hiring, academic admissions, in publicly supporting black owned businesses, and to have black pride and celebrate black culture. However, Mainstream America would complain if someone discriminated in favor of whites in hiring, academic admissions, in publicly supporting white owned businesses, and if someone celebrated white culture and had white pride. It’s a double standard and shows the real racism that exists is anti white racism.

    It’s one thing for an individual, organization, or private company to do this. But public companies have shareholders. Shareholders should not have their money going to political causes or organizations.

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