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Up to 25,000 American Bonus Miles for Asia Flights

Now through December 6, AAdvantage members can earn up to 25,000 bonus miles for roundtrip American flights between Dallas/Fort Worth and Hong Kong or Shanghai, and between Chicago O'Hare and Shanghai, as follows:

  • 25,000 bonus miles for first/business class (F, A, P, J, D, I, R)
  • 10,000 bonus miles for economy class (Y, B, H, K, M, L, V)
  • 5,000 bonus miles for discount economy class (G, S, N, Q)

The bonuses may be earned for up to four qualifying roundtrips during the promotion period.

Registration is required, using promotion code ASIA2.

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Deal or No Deal

The flight distance between Dallas and Shanghai is around 7,500 miles each way, 15,000 miles roundtrip. So 5,000 extra miles would amount to a piddling 33 percent bonus for discounted economy. Even the 10,000-mile bonus for full economy falls short of doubling the normally earned miles. It's only when flying first or business that the bonus becomes significant.

On the other hand, American's are currently the only bonuses on offer for Shanghai and Hong Kong flights. And more miles always trumps the alternative.

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This article originally appeared on FrequentFlier.com.

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