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As I mentioned a while back, I was able to take advantage of some killer discounted business class fares from Europe, and booked two roundtrips from London to kick off the New Year. Between the class of service bonuses, elite bonuses, and the transatlantic promo, I’m earning well over 120,000 redeemable miles.
On top of that, AAdvantage now offers bonus redeemable miles for premium fares based on elite status and fare class, which adds another ~12,500 miles.
I’m also applying for the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®, which will give me an additional 50,000+ miles once I’ve met the minimum spend.
I have some further paid domestic and international travel booked, and all told, I should be earning over 220,000 AAdvantage miles in January.
That’s more than enough for two roundtrip business class tickets to Asia on Cathay Pacific, and nearly enough for two first class tickets, which is my favorite use of American miles.
Cathay Pacific first class lounge Hong Kong cabana
Anyway, thinking about this influx of miles made me wonder about your guys’ favorite ways to redeem American miles, so I thought we’d have a contest.
I’m giving away two $100 American Airlines gift cards today to randomly selected readers.
After flying over 25,000 miles internationally in the past ten days I also have a quantity of American amenity kits, so I’ll be giving those away as well.
To enter, tell me what your favorite use of American miles is — it doesn’t have to be a trip you’ve taken yet, but if you have stories to tell that’s even better! You can gain additional entries on social media as well. Make sure to click on the widget below, otherwise I won’t be able to track your entries.
Excited to hear your thoughts, and good luck!
Disclaimer: Neither American Airlines nor Citi are sponsoring this contest in any way. I purchased these gift cards using my Platinum Card® from American Express and Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN in order to take advantage of the $200 airline fee credit.