Planning a visit to the South Pacific? These bonuses for American flights or Qantas-operated flights booked under American flight numbers can make the trip a more lucrative one.
American AAdvantage members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles for flights between the U.S. and Australia or New Zealand, booked by January 31 and completed between February 1, 2017, and May 31, 2017.
Registration is required, using promotion code SPF16.
Bonuses are awarded as follows:
- Economy fares (Y, H, K, M, L, W, V, G, Q, N, O, S) – 1,500 miles for the first one-way flight; 2,500 for the second; 5,000 for the third. Total: 9,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
- Business-class fares (J, R, D, I) – 5,000 miles for the first one-way flight; 7,500 for the second; 12,500 for the third. Total: 25,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
- First-class fares (F, P, A) – 10,000 miles for the first one-way flight; 15,000 for the second; 25,000 for the third. Total: 50,000 bonus miles for three one-ways
The bonuses may be earned for a maximum of three one-way flights.
Deal or No Deal
The headlined 50,000-mile bonus after three first-class one-way flights is, indeed, headline-worthy. Even the roundtrip bonus of 25,000 miles is high value.
The business-class bonuses are decent, but only half as compelling as those for first class.
The coach bonuses, for such long, expensive flights, are uninspiring. And you’ll have to check to confirm that your ticket is in one of the eligible fare classes.
It’s a mixed bag, in other words. Which is better than no bag at all.
After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.