Earn Up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles When You Fly Between Los Angeles and Auckland

Y ou can earn bonus AAdvantage miles just for flying as a passenger between Los Angeles and Auckland aboard a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated by American Airlines, which offers daily service — but you must register for this promotion by Monday, October 31, 2016 prior to travel; and you must purchase a qualifying ticket for flights scheduled between Monday, August 15, 2016 through Monday, October 31, 2016 using promotion code AKL16.

Earn Up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles When You Fly Between Los Angeles and Auckland

For every eligible nonstop round-trip flight marketed and operated by American Airlines between Los Angeles and Auckland on which you fly as a passenger during the promotion period, you will earn bonus AAdvantage miles based on the fare class purchased.

Round-trips Business Class fares Select Economy Class fares
One 15,000 bonus AAdvantage miles 2,500 bonus AAdvantage miles
Two 15,000 bonus AAdvantage miles 2,500 bonus AAdvantage miles
Total 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles 5,000 bonus AAdvantage miles

The qualifying fare classes on flights marketed by American Airlines are as follows:

  • Business class fares booked in J, R, D or I
  • Select economy class fares booked in Y, H, K, M, L, W, V, G, Q, N, O or S

Terms and Conditions

Flights operated and/or marketed by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. This offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase eligible published-fare tickets on or after Monday, May 23, 2016. Bonus AAdvantage miles will be calculated and awarded based on the number of trips purchased in a specific booking class. The bonus can only be earned for a maximum of two round-trips. Half the round-trip bonus will be posted after each eligible one way segment. Bonus AAdvantage miles do not count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage Million Miler status.

Other terms and conditions may apply.


If you are willing to pay a minimum total of $9,796.52 for two business class tickets with a fare code of I, you will earn 30,000 bonus AAdvantage miles; or you can pay $3,460.52 for two economy class tickets with a fare code of S to earn 5,000 bonus AAdvantage miles — both of which are the lowest airfares which could be found at the time this article was written.

You might be able to find lower airfares for qualifying tickets before the promotion ends — but unless you plan on flying as a passenger on that route marketed and operated by American Airlines anyway, only you can determine whether purchasing those airfares are worth earning the bonus AAdvantage miles.

I personally do not intend to participate in this promotion.

Source: American Airlines.

2 thoughts on “Earn Up to 30,000 Bonus AAdvantage Miles When You Fly Between Los Angeles and Auckland”

  1. Coffey77 says:

    C’mon AA 2,500 miles for a (lowest fare i’ve seen ~$993) Econ ticket? Please … it’s insulting. They are willing to back up the truck and unload tens of thousands of miles for cc signups, but BIS miles you get screwed! AS has much better promotions – and AS has given me 3k miles at a whim for any inconvenience.
    I am planning to do this – and it was interesting and I had to call the Advantage desk. Returning Aug 1 leaving AKL and arriving July 31 at LAX – you will be credited under the new system. So be aware crossing the date line over the Revenue based change date.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Although the phenomenon occurs regularly, I do not recall ever being on a transpacific flight which goes “back one day”, Coffey77. The flights on which I have been a passenger started out late in the day in either Asia or New Zealand and ended up earlier that morning on the west coast of the United States; but that is good advice of which to be aware.

      As for the miles — well, I suppose that whatever is more profitable is the practice in which a business will be operated…

      …and that airlines profit more from credit card signups in general versus awarding them to passengers based on distance or revenue is not exactly a secret these days — and yet it seems initially illogical, considering that transportation is the main business of airlines…

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