Big AAdvantage Bonus offer of more than 100,000 miles for Premium and Full Fare Trans-Atlantic Travel

Here’s a big offer from American that will make a few travelers very happy:

American Airlines is offering members of the AAdvantage program a new opportunity to quickly earn tens of thousands of AAdvantage bonus miles for round-trip trans-Atlantic travel on American Airlines and fellow oneworld alliance members British Airways and Iberia.

To qualify for this offer, you’ll have to register in advance and travel on an eligible First Class, Business Class or full-fare Economy Class ticket on American, British Airways or Iberia between Sept. 19 and Dec. 31, 2011.

If you’re able to afford the fares, this is a great way to rack up the miles before the December 1 Million Miler program change:

Members will earn 25,000 AAdvantage bonus miles after their first round trip, 35,000 after their second round trip and 45,000 for each additional round trip flown. After three round trips, customers will have more than 100,000 AAdvantage bonus miles in their accounts, and there is no limit to the number of bonus miles they can earn throughout the offer period.

To register you’ll need to go here and use promotion code EUR11.   No terms and conditions posted yet so I’m not sure whether or not all First and Business class fares are eligible.  I’ll update later when the info is available.  For now, there’s just this press release.

UPDATE:  Here are the full details of the AAdvantage Boost Miles offer.



  1. @Million Mile Secrets – That’s great! You and Emily will be passing the 4 million mile threshold by the end of the year:-)

    @Basil – That’s a great question. Earlier this year, American, British Airways, and Iberia were offering bonus miles for premium and full-fare economy travel with the “Cure Your Wanderlust” promotion. In that offer, the terms and conditions stated “Round-trip travel must originate and terminate in the U.S. to be eligible”.

    I read through the terms and conditions and saw that there is a U.S. residency requirement, and that a round trip was defined as “travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and the return transatlantic flight segments”, but I didn’t see any language requiring that the trip originate and terminate in the U.S.

    However, it might be a good idea to send an email to AAdvantage customer service and to get a confirmation in writing.

  2. @Basil – I asked the AAdvantage team if this offer required that the trip start out in the U.S. and here’s their answer:

    “No, travel doesn’t have to originate in the US, but the member must be a US resident to participate.”

    Thanks for bringing the subject up!

  3. I was wondering something similar to Basil because we often fly from PHX to BLR (Bangalore, India). Being able to make it PHX-LHR then LHR-BLR as 2 flights then 2 more totaling 4 vs. 2 long roundtrips would have been great with this promotion. However, fine print does say only valid for US to Europe (and vice versa I suppose).

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