Reader Giveaway: American’s Double Elite Qualifying Miles Offer Makes the Local News

Good Morning!  Since it’s a Monday I thought I’d start the week out with a fun story and a reader giveaway.

While it’s understandable that to people like us, American’s Double Elite Qualifying Miles offer is big news, and it’s not surprising that on this blog it’s treated as such.  At AAdvantage Geek World Headquarters the ‘Double Miles. Double Thanks.’ promo was bigger than the election!

It’s a little surprising though when the topic turns up in a news story by a reporter working for a real media outlet.

Last week, I was watching the news on local Dallas television station WFAA and one of the stories was about mileage running. Reporter Ron Corning joined up with local Dallas travel blogger, and proud American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Member, Aaron Kokoruz, for a mileage run.

From the intro to “Corning goes on a ‘mileage run’ with a travel expert

Here’s a story for anyone traveling during the holidays. First class travel for the price of coach may sound too good to be true, but let us introduce you to a North Texas man who says it’s possible for all of us.

He took me on my first “mileage run” recently. If you don’t know what that is, or why anyone would want go on one, you’re about to find out. Take a look.

Being the AA geek that I am, it was neat to see the AATHX promo mentioned in a story on the local news, it was also cool that the reporter earned enough miles to make AAdvantage Platinum!

Go here to watch the story.

Reader Giveaway.

I’m giving away this insulated AAdvantage logo drinking cup in a random drawing.

AAdvantage Drinking Cup


To enter, all you have to do to enter is answer this question:

Have you been able to earn any Double Elite Qualifying Miles from this recent American Airlines ‘Double Miles. Double Thanks.’ offer?

Just leave an answer in the comments section. I’ll have a random drawing Tuesday morning.  The deadline to enter is Monday night, December 10, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific. One entry per person.

Good luck!

Speaking of giveaways, don’t forget that The Frugal Travel Guy’s Monday Deal of the Day is sponsored by AAdvantage. Share your best AAdvantage or American Airlines related travel tip for a chance to win 2,500 AAdvantage Miles!


  1. Not yet but I’m hoping to squeeze a couple of trips in during the last two weeks of the year – before it expires!

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