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American Offers Big Bonuses for Europe Flights

American Offers Big Bonuses for Europe Flights

If Europe is on your travel agenda, this offer from American could make your trip extra-rewarding. But budget travelers need not apply.

Offer Details

Between September 25, 2012, and January 31, 2013, AAdvantage members can earn bonus miles for round-trip flights between the U.S. or Canada and Europe on American, British Airways, or Iberia, as follows:

  • 15,000 bonus miles for the first round-trip
  • 35,000 bonus miles for the second round-trip
  • 50,000 bonus miles for the third and subsequent round-trips

There’s no limit to the number of bonus miles that may be earned.

There is, however, one notable restriction, the type of tickets that are bonus-eligible:

Includes First Class and Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, R, D, or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B, or H on American Airlines operated flights; First Class or Club World fares booked in F, A, J, R, C, D, or I; World Traveller Plus or full-fare World Traveller booked in W, E, T, Y, B, or H on British Airways operated flights; Business Class fares booked in J, C, D, R, or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y on Iberia operated flights.

Registration is required, using promotion code AAEUR.

Deal or No Deal

The bonuses, especially after the first trip, are hefty.

But paying full coach fares, never mind business or first class, just isn’t possible or financially sensible for most travelers.

If you have one or more Europe trips planned during the promotion period, check prices of the tickets you’d normally buy against the fares required to earn the bonuses. If they qualify, great. If not, it might be worthwhile paying a bit more for an eligible fare. But only a bit.

Reader Reality Check

How much more would pay to earn 15,000 bonus miles? How about 50,000 bonus miles?

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