American offers freebie after two paid flights

American is promoting its latest mileage offer as a buy-one-get-one-free proposition. And with some qualification, that's accurate.

The offer: Through November 15, AAdvantage members can earn 25,000 bonus miles for completing two round-trip flights on eligible routes. Since 25,000 miles will net you a free round-trip, the offer indeed amounts to getting one free after two paid trips.

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The qualifier, of course, is "eligible routes." In this case, the list (printed in full on American's website) includes about 20 routes, 11 of which are to/from Chicago. Still, for anyone who might be flying the applicable routes anyway, this is a lucrative offer. Be sure to register.

The bonus may be earned twice, for a maximum of 50,000 bonus miles.

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