Thursday, March 30, 2006

Earn up to 15,000 bonus miles for travel on our new nonstop between Chicago and Shanghai, China

As a service to my readers I'm posting the latest bonus milage offers here. Subscribe!

Special offer between Chicago and Shanghai
Travel between April 2, 2006 through June 30, 2006

American Airlines is proud to announce new daily nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare and Shanghai, China, beginning April 2, 2006. To celebrate our new destination, AAdvantage members can earn bonus miles each time they fly round-trip between Chicago and Shanghai from April 2, 2006 through June 30, 2006 as follows:
  • 15,000 bonus miles for round-trip travel in First or Business Class
  • 7,500 bonus miles for round-trip travel in selected Economy Class fares (fares booked in Y, B, H, and K)
Bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times. Register prior to travel by clicking the red register button below.
Terms and Conditions:

AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights between ORD and PVG, April 2, 2006 through June 30, 2006. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published fare tickets. Bonus miles will be awarded based on the booking class purchased and do not count toward elite status qualification. For the purpose of this bonus, a round trip is defined as travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and the return transpacific flight segments. Registration prior to travel is required.

Earning extra bonus points

The AAdvantage program gives you lots of opportunities to earn extra bonus points through special offers announced on their Airlines Offers page.

These are normally created to promote a new or quiet route. I don't recommend travelling just to get these bonus points, but if you're going to say Shanghai why not go for the bonus as well?

The important thing to remember for these bonuses is that you have to register for them. If you are already logged in to all you have to do is click the register button. By registering you do NOT obligate yourself in anyway. But if you don't do it and take the flight you wont get the bonus.

Some bonus are based on class of service. The current Shangai bonus for example gives you 15,000 miles in business or first class and 7,500 on coach.

Some have also been acumulative. I once earnt a ridiculous amount of points on a promotion where they would increase the bonus for each time I crossed the atlantic.

Rather than checking all the time. I will try to do so for you and post the relevant offers here so all you have to do is subscribe with your blog feed reader.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

American offers 25th anniversary offer to AAdvantage Elite members

Just received this in my inbox:

This year, we are celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the AAdvantage Travel Rewards Program, a milestone we are very proud of. As part of the celebration, we have developed a special reward opportunity exclusively for our AAdvantage elite status members, like you.

For AAdvantage Platinum® members who earn 75,000 elite qualifying miles or points by December 31, 2006, we are offering the opportunity to select a special reward. If you meet this goal at year-end you can choose one of the following with our compliments:

  • Four 500-mile upgrades
  • Two Admirals Club® One-Day Passes
  • 10,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles
  • Gift of Gold Status for a Friend

This special reward does not require any mileage redemption or any additional fees. It's our way of saying thank you for making American Airlines® your airline of choice

Thats a pretty good deal. I was wondering if they were going to do anything special for their anniversary.

Read more on the AA web site.