Over the past couple of years American has nicely expanded their route network to Asia, including new service to Seoul Incheon and Hong Kong, as well as more service to Beijing and Shanghai.
American is offering double AAdvantage redeemable miles for nonstop travel on American and Japan Airlines between North America and Asia. To be eligible, you must travel between September 9 and December 15, 2015. Best I can tell, previously booked travel qualifies, however.
As you might expect, there are some fare restrictions, as follows:
The AAdvantage double miles offer only applies to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible, published First and Business Class fares booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on American Airlines or US Airways marketed flights; First and Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, C, D, X or I; Economy Class fares booked in W, E, Y, B or H on Japan Airlines marketed flights.
As you can see, all first & business class fares are eligible for the promotion, while only the more expensive economy class fares are eligible for the promotion. So you won’t get any value out of this promotion if you’re traveling on a discounted economy class ticket.
In order to take part in the promotion, registration is required using promotion code ASIA4.
Do keep in mind that if you are flying first or business class, the bonus miles you earn are in addition to the bonus miles you can earn through American’s promotions this year to incentivize premium cabin travel.
Since only first & business class fares as well as higher economy fares are included in this promotion, it likely won’t be mileage run worthy. That being said, if you come across a cheap business class ticket, this could certainly make it even more lucrative.
Furthermore, this could be a reason to choose American over another carrier for business travel to Asia, especially when combined with American’s other promotions being offered this year.
Will you be able to take advantage of American’s double miles to Asia promotion?