“Nian Gao (Rice cake)” Photo credit: Ken Neoh on Flickr
Back in October, American announced plans to launch service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. Service starts in April, and to celebrate they’re offering bonus AAdvantage Miles: double miles for coach, triple miles for business or first class travel. The details from AA.com:
Bonus Code: LAPVG
Dates: April 5, 2011, through June 30, 2011
Offer: Starting April 5, 2011, American Airlines will offer new nonstop service between Los Angeles and Shanghai, China. For a limited time, AAdvantage members can boost their mileage balance each time they fly our new route. Earn triple AAdvantage miles when you fly on a purchased First Class or Business Class fare — that’s a total of more than 20,000 miles for a one-way trip. Or, fly on a purchased Economy Class fare and earn double AAdvantage miles. And, best of all, you can earn this bonus an unlimited number of times.
From LAX to Shanghai and back you’ll earn 12,970 base miles in coach. With the Double AAdvantage Miles bonus, you’ll earn 25,940 miles! That’s enough for a roundtrip MilesAAver ticket to anywhere in the continental US and Canada. I found some early June fares for as little as $1,040, so your cost is about 4.01 cents per mile with the bonus.
If you’re more interested in maximizing your comfort than your CPM, you’ll find business class fares are available for about $4,200 and first class fares for around $10,000. In first class you’ll earn about 1 AAdvantage Mile for every 25 cents you spend, but who cares when you’re on a 12 hour flight relaxing in a lie-flat seat.
You have to register before you travel. Go here to sign up for this promotion and use bonus code LAPVG.