Planning a visit to the South Pacific? These bonuses for American flights can make the trip a more lucrative one.
American AAdvantage members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles for flights between the U.S. and Australia or New Zealand, booked by December 31 and completed between February 1, 2017, and May 31, 2017.
Bonuses are awarded as follows:
- Economy fares (Y, H, K, M, L, W, V, G, Q, N, O, S) – 1,500 miles for the first one-way flight; 2,500 for the second; 5,000 for the third. Total: 9,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
- Business-class fares (J, R, D, I) – 5,000 miles for the first one-way flight; 7,500 for the second; 12,500 for the third. Total: 25,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
- First-class fares (F, P, A) – 10,000 miles for the first one-way flight; 15,000 for the second; 25,000 for the third. Total: 50,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
Registration is required.
Deal or No Deal
The headlined 50,000-mile bonus after three first-class one-way flights is, indeed, headline-worthy. Even the roundtrip bonus of 25,000 miles is high value.
The business-class bonuses are decent, but only half as compelling as those for first class.
The coach bonuses, for such long, expensive flights, are uninspiring. And you’ll have to check to confirm that your ticket is in one of the eligible fare classes.
It’s a mixed bag, in other words. Which is better than no bag at all.
More from SmarterTravel:
- The Jet-Lag Problem, Solved?
- Coming: Cheaper Flights to Europe, but Mind the Restrictions
- 21 Things Flight Attendants Hate About You
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
We hand-pick everything we recommend and select items through testing and reviews. Some products are sent to us free of charge with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions and do not accept compensation to review products. All items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time of publication. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.