Photograph by Randal Ford

American Airlines' Gay-Friendly Skies

George Carrancho
National Sales and Marketing Manager, LGBT Community
American Airlines
Fort Worth, Texas


George Carrancho, 43, manages American Airlines' Rainbow Team, the first dedicated LGBT sales staff and Web site to target the $65 billion American gay and lesbian travel industry.

"Even as the rest of American Airlines shrinks, the Rainbow Team is growing. Our revenue from aa.com/rainbow and our newsletter subscribers have doubled this year. To maintain our lead, we go beyond buying ads and building pride-parade floats, and offer the community useful services. Our events calendar lists as many gay-themed national events as we can, from Human Rights Campaign dinners to rodeos, and it's a major draw for visitors. We offer special discount codes if you book travel whether we're a sponsor or not. Whatever the event is, we want you to fly American Airlines to get there. At the end of the day, this is a bottom-line decision."

Photograph by Randal Ford

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  • todd ross

    the artical about employer and employee health information ,i feel its more about saving money on cost and making money off employee you know as well as i do ina company its all about prifit not health of employee so who are they foolin insurance threw employer is gone after 90 dayssick and then no job no ins.ya cobra ya were is that wind comming from your blowing up my skuirt medicade should make ins companies from employer stay for as long as you have been paying if they are alloud to look threw you garbage to find out your coverage sociaty has gone comm. and sociaty (humanity) doesnt exists and humanity has allowed it threw voting for what we thought was good but the small print is the wind between your legs (blinded by propaganda and strapped to lazzyness )we hung ourselves again threw the lies of broadcasters and goverment strong arm (sucidal)