Tokyo Tower

Be on the lookout for this targeted offer: Starting November 1, 2012, you can earn double AAdvantage miles when you fly either American Airlines or Japan Airlines from the U.S. to Tokyo;

Airlines: American Airlines and Japan Airlines

Award: Double Miles

Promotion Code: USTY2

Dates: Travel on/between November 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013

Offer: Earn double American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles when you fly round trip between the U.S. and Tokyo on American Airlines or Japan Airlines. Simply purchase a First Class, Business Class or select Economy Class fare ticket on any of the following routes.

From/To Tokyo Narita (NRT) and:

Chicago O’Hare (ORD)
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Los Angeles (LAX)
New York (JFK)

From/To Tokyo Haneda (HND)

New York (JFK)
San Francisco (SFO)

Register before you travel using promotion code USTY2 and fly November 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013. There’s no limit to how many bonus miles you can earn. The more you fly, the more you earn!

Terms and Conditions:

• AAdvantage double mile offer is valid on American Airlines or Japan Airlines operated and/or marketed nonstop flights for travel between Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), or New York (JFK) and Tokyo (NRT) and between San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK) and Tokyo (HND) from November 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013.

• Includes travel on codeshare flights marketed by American Airlines and operated by Japan Airlines (booked under the AA flight number).

• Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on purchased, published

• First Class or Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, R, D or I on American Airlines operated flights.

• Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H or K on American Airlines operated flights.

• First Class or Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, C, D, X or I on Japan Airlines operated flights.

• Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, W, E, H, K on Japan Airlines operated flights.

• Flights operated by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion.

• Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or Million MilerSM status.

• Double miles will be calculated at 100% of the base miles earned.

Travel roundtrip to Tokyo from Dallas, Chicago or New York and earn enough AAdvantage miles for a domestic MileSAAver award.  Even from the West Coast you can still than 20,000 miles.

This is definitely a targeted offer:

Offer valid only for selected AAdvantage members who receive this communication directly from American Airlines. AAdvantage double mile offer is valid on American Airlines or Japan Airlines

Register before you travel.  Go here for complete details.

Fare Sale

Today is the last day of American’s fare sale to Tokyo.  Here’s the details:

Prices are valid for travel to Asia between October 3, 2012, and November 30, 2012. All travel needs to be complete by January 31, 2013.

Prices are not valid for travel December 15-23, 2012.

Reservations are required and tickets booked on AA.com must be purchased at least 7 days prior to departure, or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) October 10, 2012.

You’ll find the fare sales here:

First Class
Business Class
Main Cabin

Remember, not all economy class fares qualify for the bonus: they must be booked in booked in Y, B, H or K.

Photo: Tokyo Tower
Credit: nwhitely on Flickr

  • Shark Cage Diving said,

    I dont fully understand, does this only apply to one specific location?

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Shark Cage Diving – Usually, when they require travel to begin and end in specific cities, they’ll mentions something like “travel must originate in” a specific location.

    With other offers similar to this one, they’ve awarded bonus miles on the segment, even if travel starts in a city that’s not on the list.

    For example, a DEN – DFW – NRT ticket will earn the usual number of miles on the DEN to DFW segment, and double AA miles on the DFW – NRT leg.

    I think that’s the case with this offer, but I’ve sent a not the AAdvantage team asking them for clarification. I’ll update with a comment when I hear back from them.

    Thanks for asking the question!

  • dave said,

    Aadvantage geek – I have a question about aadvantage customer support, and was wondering if I could reach out to you directly. I didn’t see anything on the site which would allow me to email you directly, so I had to go to the comments. Let me know, would really appreciate your help.

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Dave – No problem, I’ll send you an email.

  • Jimgotkp said,

    So this is triple miles for those who are Plat/EXP, correct?

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Jimgotkp – That’s correct.

    Platinum and Executive Platinum members earn elite status bonus of 100% of base miles. So the net effect of this offer is triple miles for the EXP and PLT.

    AAdvantage Gold members earns an elite status bonus of 25% of base miles.

    Thanks for reading!

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Shark Cage Diving – Just confirmed with the AAdvantage team:

    “double miles will be earned on the qualifying leg (example, DFW-NRT) regardless of origin city.”

    Thanks again for asking.

  • Rebecca D. said,

    Is this promo not good for the BOS-NRT routing?

  • aadvantagegeek said,

    @ Rebecca D. – There’s a separate Boston – Tokyo Narita offer that’s even better because it’s not a targeted offer.

    U.S. – Tokyo. Earn Double Miles On The 787 Dreamliner

    Fly U.S. to Tokyo. And, Earn Double Miles.
    Ready to experience luxurious travel? Then, book your next nonstop trip from San Diego or Boston to Tokyo and prepare to fly on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Enjoy a comfortable journey across the Pacific on an aircraft with advanced technology and an innovative cabin environment with larger windows and new lighting features.

    And, you will earn double miles for all Business Class and select Economy Class fares purchased between San Diego or Boston and Tokyo Narita

    Go here for complete details.

  • David said,

    I am short for 55,000 AA points. I have already booked a business-class flight from NY to Asia. I do have enough points for outbound, looking for 55K AA on this booking which expires soon.

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