I apparently missed this promotion a couple of weeks back, though American is offering double redeemable AAdvantage miles for travel between the US and Germany through April 15, 2015.
The promotion is valid for travel on American, US Airways, and airberlin, on the following routes:
The promotion does have some fare class restrictions, as only the following fare classes are eligible for double AAdvantage miles:
- American Airlines: Business Class fares booked in J, R, D or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, O or Q
- US Airways: Business Class fares booked in J, R, D or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, G, S, N, O or Q on US Airways operated flights
- airberlin: Business Class fares booked in J, C, D or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, S, N, Q, O, G, P or E on airberlin operated flights
While there are fare class restrictions, this isn’t very restrictive. A vast majority of fare types are eligible for the double miles offer, even discounted economy ones. It’s worth noting that codeshares marketed by one of the other airlines participating in the promotion are also eligible for the double miles offer (for example, you can be on a flight operated by airberlin but marketed by US Airways).
Even travel on airberlin is eligible for double AAdvantage miles
Registration is required prior to travel using promotion code GER15.
This is a really nice promotion for those booking paid tickets to Germany. While historically American has had a weak presence to Germany, this has improved recently:
- American launched flights from Chicago to Dusseldorf a couple of years ago
- American will be launching a flight from Miami to Frankfurt in a couple of months
- airberlin joined oneworld a few years ago, which adds quite a bit of transatlantic feed
- Thanks to the merger with US Airways, American flyers are getting access to even more Germany routes, thanks to US Airways’ flights to Frankfurt and Munich
(Tip of the hat to LoyaltyLobby)