Since last October American has been running a double miles promotion (both redeemable and elite qualifying) for roundtrip travel between Chicago/Dallas and Los Angeles/San Francisco. I suspect they’re doing this mainly to try and “stick it” to Virgin America since they entered those markets. Only those with AAdvantage accounts with addresses registered in California, Illinois, and Texas are eligible for the promotion.
The promotion was set to expire on March 31, 2012, though it seems like American has decided to extend the promotion through June 30, 2012. Not only that, but they’ve also added double miles for nonstop travel between Chicago and Orange County.
These segments can be part of a larger itinerary, though the key is that you’re flying those routes nonstop and roundtrip. Anyway, registration is required if you haven’t done so already.
This promotion is a great way to earn status with American quickly, assuming you have an address registered in one of those three states. While American isn’t running a systemwide double elite qualifying miles promotion as they were earlier in the year, here’s a write up of the benefits of mileage running for status.
(Tip of the hat to Mommy Points)