It was happy 4th of July indeed for 15 Travel Agents who each won a Premium Economy air ticket from American Airlines during a special US-themed celebration in Sydney last week.

It was at Mary’s Underground in Sydney on 3rd of July during a pre-Independence Day party with American Airlines where 180 Travel Agents eagerly socialised, ate and waited on the big airline ticket reveal.

Completely decked out in USA-inspired paraphernalia, the event (co-hosted by Anchorage, New England, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington DC) was designed to bring a touch of the US down under while also thanking trade partners for their ongoing support.


Between servings of fried chicken, loaded fries, and American Split and Cherry Cola Floats, American Airlines revealed the winners of its latest incentive with Canuckiwi called ‘Sell Your Way to the USA’.

The lucky winners of Premium Economy tickets and a self-drive famil to either Anchorage, New England, Nevada, Oregon or Washington D.C. were…


Louise Leatherbarrow – Travel Advantage, Jodie Garner – Flight Centre Stanhope Gardens, Kathryn Yule – Flight Centre Business Travel, Shannon Hewitt – Reho Travel Miranda, Hemal Jenai – TravelManagers Ponsonby, Alice Fisher – Flight Centre Newtown, Natasha Walsh – Flight Centre Rouse Hill, Evaldas Savickas – Flight Centre Carindale, Julie Denaro – Travel Associates Turramurra, Penny Catchlove – Flight Centre Pacific Highway, Nikki Davis – xTravel Queenstown, Brittany Day – Flight Centre Burwood, Hannah Candy – Flight Centre Coastland, Kylie Andrew – TravelManagers Melbourne, and Chrissy Humphries – Flight Centre Calounda.


There was also an opportunity on the night to win one additional spot on the famil, which was opened to the next four top-selling Agents who battled it out for the prize.

Runners up on the night received $250 dinner vouchers to Mary’s, and guests enjoyed spot prizes for their participation in the evening.

“We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Canuckiwi to showcase the best of the USA and to celebrate Independence Day with our destination and travel agency partners in Australia.”

Simon Dodd, American Airlines General Manager Australia & New Zealand

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Did anyone you know score a spot on the self-fam?