AAdvantage Luggage Tag

I’ll have the results of yesterday’s reader giveaway at the end of this post, but first this shocking bit of news that might just confirm that the Mayans were right and the world will end on December 21, 2012:

Personalized Bag Tags from American Airlines

American has either sold or given away personalized AAdvantage luggage tags for years, and on almost any AA flight they’re a pretty common sight, especially up in the first class cabin.

No explanation why they’re being discontinued.  But the timing seems a little suspicious, and in the absence of facts the only logical explanation for a change this big is that the Mayans were right about the world ending on 12/21/2012.

Anyway, if you’re making plans to survive in a post-apocalyptic world and want to stock up on personalized AAdvantage luggage tags you need to order them by December 20, 2012.  They come in a set of 2 for $20, plus taxes and shipping, and take 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Go here for full details.

Tip of the hat to a reader for noticing the change on the website: thanks David F.!!

Reader Giveaway

Thanks to everyone that participated in my Reader Giveaway yesterday!  The winner of the AAdvantage logo insulated cup is:

Random results for a Reader Giveaway

Congratulations CL!!  (I’ll send you a email later today to get your details. )

Reader 35 - Winner

Thanks again to everyone that participated!

  • Chris said,

    Are they actually cutting elite tags? I thought they were just eliminating the ones for sale.

  • The Weekly Flyer said,

    Guess this means the world is ending…or American Airlines and US Airways are merging :)

  • Jerry said,

    I think they are redesigning the tag in preparation for the merge!

  • John777 said,

    This is interesting. Could they have been losing money selling them?

    I wonder if this means no EXP tags, too. I’m finally getting up there this month.

  • g-flyer said,

    Maybe it’s just a temporary halt in production while the new livery is being rolled out?

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Christ @ John777 – They are still sending out luggage tags with Executive Platinum membership kits, I’d be surprised if that changed. It looks like they’re just not going to sell them anymore. (Congratulations John777!!)

    @ The Weekly Flyer @ Jerry – That’s my fallback explanation for everything else. Buttonhole in the napkin gone? Merger. Smaller snacks? Merger. ;-)

    @ g-flyer – That’s could be it, I wouldn’t be surprised.

  • Pablo said,

    Wooo wait for the USA Airlines Tag :)

  • DaninSTL said,

    Seems dumb to cancel this. Surely the advertising, loyalty and the fee pays for the trouble.

  • The Weekly Flyer said,

    “That’s my fallback explanation…” Good one, easy enough. I’m just trying to find out a way when I can give away two brand new legacy AA napkins with holes in them. Before or after the merger?

  • David B said,

    My reading of the notice suggests this is just for the non-elite generic style of tag and that the elite ones will continue to be available, as are the Admiral Club ones (at the clubs).

  • Lee L. said,

    maybe with the introduction of the new 787 livery they are introducing a new American Airline logo … luggage tags would have the new logo.

    Admirals Club logo is 5 stars, so no need to discontinue the luggage tag.

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