Following yesterday’s 15% off on American flights to the Los Angeles area, American is also offering 15% off on flights from California to everywhere they fly with promotion code CALIGO. Flights must be booked before January 23, 2008 for travel through March 13, 2008, and cannot include flights on February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24.
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Promo code DFHOLLYWDGO is valid for 15% off American Airlines one-way or roundtrip flights to Los Angeles, Burbank, Orange County, and Ontario. Book by January 22 for travel between February 26, 2008 and April 30, 2008 (excluding March 14-16, March 21-25, or March 28-31). Valid for coach only, up to six passengers on one reservation.
American is offering progressive bonuses for London flights — each successive roundtrip of the same fare type earns more bonus miles than the last. Registration required. First/Business Class (booked in F, P, J, A, D, or I) Economy Class (booked in Y, B, H, or K) Discounted Economy Class (booked in L, M, N, S, or V) First Round Trip 10,000 miles 5,000 miles 2,500 miles Second Round Trip 20,000 more miles 10,000 more miles 5,000 more miles Third Round Trip 30,000 more miles 15,000 more miles 7,500 more miles Three business class roundtrips earn 60,000 bonus miles. Three lowest coach fare roundtrips earn 7500 bonus miles. One business class roundtrip and one discount coach roundtrip earns 12,500 miles (10,000 + 2500). Tickets must be purchased and flown between January 11, 2008, and May 15, 2008.
For travel between January 1 and March 12, American AAdvantage is offering discounted redemption on Iberia, the best deals being business class from either Boston or Washington, DC to Madrid for 60,000 miles instead of the usual 90,000. If only my plans were taking me to Spain in March instead of April!
Citibank is offering 25,000 bonus miles and first year free for the Ameircan Airlines business and personal mastercards and personal American Express. All cards require $750 in spending within the first four months to qualify for the bonus. These cards can generally be churned every few months, and signing up for all is 75,000 miles at a pop.
Because Reliant Energy offers American Airlines miles for using their electricity. The ‘up to 7500 miles’ are broken up and awarded after the 2nd, 6th, and 12th invoices. And I don’t know what their pricing etc. is like. But miles are the second reason (no state income tax is the first) for me to consider moving to Texas.
Transfers of 50,000 Diners Club points to American Airlines by August 31, 2007 earn a 5000 mile bonus.
American and Citibank are offering up to 40,000 bonus miles with a new American Mastercard. The offer is:20,000 points for spending $750 in 4 months10,000 points for spending $10,000 during the first year10,000 points for $10,000 in purchases during the second yearFirst year fee waived Upside of the offer: lots of points if you can meet the spending requirements (which really aren’t that onerous on a monthly average basis).Downsides of the offer: you need to keep the card past year one (while the fee is waived) in order to max out the miles — so you need to pay $85 in the second year or receive no more than 30,000 miles. The offer is available for both the personal and business cards so you can actually earn 80,000 miles through the special offer… And despite…
The Upgrade: Travel Better blog discusses American’s discounted business fares that include upgrades to 3-cabin first class. Meanwhile, American is launching non-stop service from Chicago to Shannon, Ireland using domestic configured aircraft. As with their existing Boston to Manchester, England flights, they’ll use a Boeing 757 with 22 domestic first class seats. Only thing is they’re selling only coach for these flights, and providing coach service. But American and Oneworld elites can reserve these seats like any other. Not a great international upgrade, but better than coach, much like the Premium Economy products offered by international carriers.
Specially marked packages of Swiss Knights Fondue and Cheese are offering 500 American Airlines miles. You can pick the stuff up at Costco, Traders Joes, and some supermarkets. Some folks looking to top off their American Airlines accounts may find buying long shelf-life, no need to refrigerate cheese worthwhile just for the miles. The economics aren’t quite as good as buying pudding once was but I suppose you, too, can reduce your cost basis by donating the fondue to charity and taking a tax writeoff. Product website is short on details, such as how long the promotion will run or whether there’s a maximum number of codes a single individual can redeem for their account.