American has launched a new Passport Challenge Promotion.
Through May 23 American is offering miles for:
- Learn and earn. Up to 700 miles (50 to 100 per activity)
- Be social and earn. Up to 350 miles (25 to 50 per activity like following American on Twitter, watching a video, and sharing a video with friends)
- Fly and earn. 500 to 2500 miles for flying on US Airways, US Airways Shuttle, a new domestic route, flying international, a oneworld airline partner, and exceeding qualifying points goals for up to 9000 miles
The first ‘learn and earn’ activity is American Airlines trivia, the questions are easy, you’ll decide whether it’s worth the time for 50 miles.
- American serves more than 330 destinations.
- You have to guess their hubs, the correct answer is the choice with the most cities (although Doug Parker has called Washington National a hub in the past, but it’s not listed here).
- Regional partners will fly under the American Eagle brand.
- I won’t tell you the website that will tell you where to find travel details if you’ve booked a US Airways flight on AA.com — they give you three URLs and you can just try them to see which works.
- You can earn miles on ‘all of the above.’
The games can be fun, though, and quick — it only took me a few seconds to run through ‘guess the tailfin’ where you match a partner airline’s livery with the name of the partner. Hint: Royal Jordanian has a crown, both S7 and JAL have their airline names on the tail…
When you watch the AAdvantage video — Suzanne, you know I love you, but you don’t actually have to finish watching the President of the AAdvantage program to earn points. Just answer the 3 questions about AAdvantage, that you can earn miles lots of ways and use them to fly to over 1000 destinations…
The promotion is open to US residents only. And some folks aren’t going to be willing to share their personal information from Facebook with American, which you need to do in order to play.
The trivia questions probably took me longer than the miles are worth, but it was sort of fun, they’re pretty easy, and you get two tries on each. The matching games aren’t hard either. And I had to understand all of it to be able to credibly share with readers.
Sorry to my Facebook friends, but what good is Facebook if you can’t spam people to earn miles?