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Up to 12,000 Bonus American Airlines Miles on All Flights Through 2015

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You can earn up to 12,000 bonus American Airlines  miles on all flights through 2015.

Bonus miles on all American Airlines and US Airways Flights Traveling Well For Less

Choose American Airlines or US Airways in 2015 and Get up to 12,000 Bonus Miles on Every Flight

 

Registration is not required.  All you need to do is fly. 🙂

1 Easy Step to Get up to 12,000 Bonus Miles on All Flights

1.  Buy a First or Business Class ticket on American Airlines, US Airways or code shared partnered flights for travel from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015

You will receive bonus miles when you buy a ticket booked in F, A, P, J, R, D, C, Z, and I First and Business Class booking classes.

Bonus miles for each flight

The amount of bonus American Airlines miles you’ll earn is based on your elite status with American Airlines and US Airways, distance flown, and fare booking class.

Long-haul flights of 3,000+ miles

  • 12,000 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines Executive Platinum and US Airways Chairman’s Preferred
  • 6,000 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines Platinum, American Airlines Gold, US Airways Platinum, US Airways Gold, and US Airways Silver Preferred
  • 3,500 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in Z and I for American Airlines Executive Platinum and US Airways Chairman’s Preferred
  • 3,000 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines and US Airways members
  • 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in Z and I for American Airlines Platinum, American Airlines Gold, US Airways Platinum, US Airways Gold, and US Airways Silver Preferred

 Medium or short flights of less than 3,000 miles

  • 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines Executive Platinum and US Airways Chairman’s Preferred
  • 500 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in Z and I for American Airlines Executive Platinum and US Airways Chairman’s Preferred
  • 500 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines Platinum, American Airlines Gold, US Airways Platinum, US Airways Gold, and US Airways Silver Preferred
  • 250 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in Z and I for American Airlines Platinum, American Airlines Gold, US Airways Platinum, US Airways Gold, and US Airways Silver Preferred
  • 250 bonus American Airlines miles on flights in F, A, P, J, R, D, C for American Airlines and US Airways members

Here are some examples of how many American Airlines miles you can earn as an AAdvantage member when you fly in First or Business Class.

Bonus miles for American Airlines members Traveling Well For Less

You’ll earn more miles flying on American Airlines

As a US Airways member, here are some examples of how many miles you’d earn flying on American Airlines or US Airways in First or Business Class.

Bonus miles for US Airways members Traveling Well For Less

It pays for to First or Business Class on American Airlines or US Airways

It pays for to First or Business Class on American Airlines or US Airways

 

Earn bonus American Airlines miles on code shared flights

You can also earn bonus American Airlines miles when you fly on code shared flights.

  • British Airways
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • Qantas

Bonus miles on upgrades?

You have to purchase an American Airlines or US Airways First or Business Class ticket in F, A, P, J, R, D or I to get the bonus miles.

If you get upgraded, you will not receive bonus miles.

What’s the catch?

US Airways members will not get bonus American Airlines miles on code shared flights operated by British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines or Qantas.

However, once they become American Airlines members (second quarter of 2015 when the programs are merged), they will earn bonus miles on code shared British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines or Qantas flights.

So US Airways members flying in the first quarter of 2015, should credit those flights to American Airlines.

Who won’t be happy?

Elites looking for complimentary upgrades. Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

Offering bonus miles on First and Business class tickets could reduce the number of available seats.  This means that those of us who count on complimentary upgrades to First on domestic flights or using SWUs on international flights to upgrade from coach to Business may find it harder to do so.

I see this a way for American Airlines to increase their revenue for 2015 across the board: from their members and from those elites who were planning on defecting from Delta Airlines and United Airlines.

Both Delta Airlines and United Airlines have big changes to their programs for 2015. The elite status revenue requirement is increased. And in March 2015, miles will be earned on Delta Airlines and United Airlines based on the cost of your ticket.

It was an incredibly smart and strategic move for American Airlines. Great way to capture market share.

Summary of the fine print

  • Registration is not required
  • Bonus miles will be earned on all flights from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
  • You’ll earn bonus miles on First or Business Class tickets booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I on American Airlines, US Airways, and code shared British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, Qantas or Japan Airlines flights (American Airlines members only)
  • Bonus miles do not count towards elite status or Million Mile status
  • Miles will post within 2 weeks of your flight

I’m excited about the bonus miles offer on all American Airlines flights in First and Business Class.  I only wish that American had offered the bonus miles this year.

What are your thoughts on the offer?

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