New this year-Instant Winners, Choice of Destination

FORT WORTH, Texas

Beginning Sept. 12, American's popular Power Lunch Series returns for the third year with an all-new, life-empowering video and audio series plus a new, instant-winner feature. Eight lucky visitors to the Web site will find out instantly that they have won two round-trip tickets to their choice of destinations after picking their origination and destination cities in a mock booking tool. The contest runs through Oct. 31, 2006.  To register and to view the official rules, go to www.aa.com/powerlunch. 

Michelle McKinney Hammond

Michelle McKinney Hammond

The American Airlines Power Lunch series was created in 2003 as an online promotion designed to offer career and life-empowering information in addition to travel information to the airline's business travel customers.  Noted African-American author Michelle McKinney Hammond is working with American Airlines to provide weekly online video vignettes with life-empowering advice and motivational narratives.  Hammond has published more than 20 self-help books and is co-host for the cable television show, Aspiring Women on the Total Living Network. She has appeared on countless television shows including Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, E-Channel's Soap Talk, NBC's The Other Half, and BET's Oh Drama.

For those who feel they are losing their passion for their career, the first vignette, "Reflect, Renew and Realign Your Passion," is available Sept. 12 online at www.aa.com/powerlunch.  Power Lunch podcasts also can be automatically delivered weekly by subscribing to RSS feeds accessible on the site. Instructions for subscribing are available on the site.