American's Small Business Customer Spotlight
American supports businesses of all sizes with various travel programs and services, including the Business Extra® program; our complimentary loyalty program that reduces travel costs for small and mid-sized companies while allowing employees to continue to earn their AAdvantage® miles. See below how Business Extra customers are taking their business to new heights.
Conservation Ambassadors aims to give a worldwide voice to wildlife by providing a permanent, loving home for displaced, abused, abandoned or permanently injured wild and exotic animals.
"We never know when an animal may be in need of a permanent loving home, so having access to Business Extra® points and redeeming them for flights has afforded us the ability to book a ticket and fly across the country to rescue an animal, with the flexibility to rebook if the situation suddenly changes. These points are priceless to us."
— David & Lisa Jackson
Business Extra member since 2012
Gondola Adventures provides romantic gondola cruises for couples and memorable experiences for families and groups in Newport Beach, CA and Irving, TX.
"We travel a lot as we consult for other gondola companies, participate in gondola races around the country and train new gondoliers to row in Venice. American Airlines has always provided outstanding service from start to finish, and being part of Business Extra® improves our travel experience with elite status and increases employee satisfaction by sending gondoliers to compete at the US Gondola Nationals."
— Greg & Elisa Mohr
Business Extra member since 2005
HICKIES is a Brooklyn-based company that produces no-tie shoelace alternatives, which transform any pair of shoes into fully customizable slip-ons.
"Travel is crucial when looking to open more markets, new factories and expand our customer base globally. Our brand is more than just our product and the only real way we can show that is by meeting with these partners in person. Becoming a Business Extra® member has allowed us to set up more in-person meetings with potential partners."
— Gaston Frydlewski and Mariquel Waingarten
Business Extra member since 2013
Cliff Goldmacher Music Production is an internet-based music production company with two recording studios in Nashville, TN and Sonoma, CA
"Business Extra has allowed me to foster relationships with artists and boost my productivity level while traveling in style. My favorite award is the annual Admirals Club® membership. With it, I am able to eat a healthy meal as well as get good work done in a quiet and comfortable space, which is something I really appreciate when I'm on the road."
— Cliff Goldmacher, owner and founder
Business Extra member since 2010
Genesco Sports Enterprises is an innovative sports, entertainment and music consulting company headquarted in Dallas TX.
"With 12 offices across the US and a global network of partners, travel is crucial for us. Joining Business Extra in 2004 has allowed us to minimize travel expenses and expand our travel policy. We are able to reach more clients, send employees to conferences to advance management skills and gain deeper connections in the sports industry, so we can design client programs which plan ahead for the next decade, not just today."
— John Tatum, CEO & Co-founder
Business Extra member since 2004
Mother Beverage, from Dallas TX, is an apple cider vinegar drink infused with fruits, berries, and herbs.
"Nowadays, traveling is essential to startups and businesses. Back in December 2016, the company was brand new and we also had a 6-week old baby. But it didn't stop us from flying to Los Angeles to compete at the BevNet 2016 New Beverage Showdown and walk away with 1st place. Without this opportunity and this victory, Mother Beverage would have been much different today."
— Allison & Stephen Ellsworth
Business Extra member since 2018
We're proud to support businesses of all sizes with Business Extra. View more customer testimonials from previous months and years and meet the Business Extra community.