AA Will Paint Your Name On A Plane For Cancer Fundraising

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Tim McGraw

American Airlines is coming out with some special livery this fall.

For making a minimum US$25 donation to charity Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) throughout the month of JUL, AA will paint your name or that of a loved one on one of its Airbus A321s.

The specially wrapped A321 will be emblazoned with a SU2C design that will contain all the names put forward by donors and is due to take to the skies this autumn. Although patrons can submit their own name, the airline suggests they present the name of loved ones who have a cancer story.

"Final plane design will incorporate names included with these donations, signifying that together, we can soar above cancer," says AA on the campaign website.

The new American Airlines campaign is being led by country music star Tim McGraw, who has had his own struggle with cancer, having lost his father Tug McGraw to glioblastoma (brain tumor).

American Airlines has assured people contributing to the campaign that 100% of all donations received will go to Stand Up To Cancer so that they can continue conducting treatment research.

To honour its own employees, the first names added to the special A321 will be AA team members who are either cancer survivors or are currently battling the disease.

If you would like to make a donation to SU2C and add a name to this special plane, you can do so by visiting aa.com/standup.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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