American Offering Double Miles To Asia

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.

Specifically, American is offering both bonus elite qualifying points and bonus redeemable miles for paid first & business class travel through the end of the year.


Bottom line

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?


  1. Saw this the other day through an email… already have a trip booked to Seoul. Unfortunately I grabbed it as a discount economy seat. Sadface.

  2. Not as good as Asia2 and Asia3, where discounted economy tickets earn promotion bonus as well. They even didn’t have bonus for DFW-PEK, their 787 international route debut.

  3. I think this promotion is in response to what CX is doing for their MPO members. They are running a double miles promotion but only good on F, J and PEY.

  4. Hey Lucky, the T & C’s say this: “First and Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, C, D, X” are eligible for the double points bonus.

    I used SWU’s and am booked in A for domestic and C for the legs to PEK.

    Do you interpret this as I and others on SWU’s will get double points?


  5. Are all miles – I.e. base, class bonus, elite bonus, 2015 promo, and this promo – counted as EQM? If so, and if my math is right, r/t in biz for this Plat member is going to be 55,000-60,000 EQM.

  6. eddy –

    This promo only gives the traveller elite qualifying points (EQP), not elite qualifying miles (EQM). For most of us who mileage run to elite status on AA, EQP are worthless, particularly when trying to achieve EXP.

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