Omaha to Jakarta $722 & 21,351 EQMs at 3.6CPM AAdvantage Miles Mileage Run

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Sunday, January 3, 2016 by John @laptoptravel

American Airlines AAdvantage Mileage Run OMA-DFW-HKG-CGK March 2016 Route Map

Jakarta_Skyline_Landscape_Mileage Run American Calendar

OMA-DFW-HKG-CGK March 2016 American Airlines AAdvantage Booking

It looks like we are off and running in 2016 with some amazing Mileage Runs for the readers and followers of RenesPoints and Elite Mileage Runs.

Midwest magic starts in Omaha today with this American Airlines AAdvantage Miles Mileage Run.

Omaha to Jakarta, Indonesia is just a ton of miles and you can get it for as cheap as $772.  I love this run since you get to enjoy the magnificent Cathay Pacific product from Hong Kong to Jakarta and then Japan Airlines from Jakarta to Tokyo (NRT).

I did find dates all over the place, but this one route on March 28th is the rock bottom cheapest deal!  At $772 you are paying 3.6 Cents Per Mile (CPM.)


Also if you have Elite Status already with American, look out because you are going to get a ton of EXTRA AAADvantage Miles. Let’s take a look at those:

AAdvantage Status

Bonus Miles




Executive Platinum






Elite Status Mileage Bonus

American Airlines AAdvantage Elite Status Mileage Bonus


This is a neat Mileage Run in that the connections are really nice; none too long and none so tight as to make you nervous. You have a twenty-three hour layover at the Jakarta Airport; you arrive close to 11pm and your return flight departs at 10pm the next evening. If you want to catch a few hours of sleep there is a transit hotel at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport so do not worry about the layover (long connection) time. You could also take a sightseeing tour into the city.

Now I will tell you that you can choose other dates.  It seems that Mondays work through most of January, February and March, but this last one (March 28th) like I said is the cheapest.  Still, you can do other date pairs for between $780 and $880, so you are not forced to take just this example.

If you are considering American Airlines’ AAdvantage program this is a great way to get some EQM’s and a lot of redeemable miles before they go to revenue-based miles earning program in the latter half of this year. If you were to do this same itinerary after that happens, then you would earn 3,860 AAdvantage miles versus the 21,351 today (a loss of 82% in miles!)

The Details:

RDM’s:  21,351 Redeemable AAdvantage Miles (RDM’s) (Elites Earn More, see above)

EQM’s:  21,351 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM’s)

Ticket Price:  $772

Cost:   3.6 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Bookable on

Sign in first to your AAdvantage Account and then click this DIRECT BOOKING LINK and then click through to book through

So, we hope you will follow us along in 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  – Enjoy your travels!   – John @laptoptravel


  1. Rene, a correction, the departing flight is 9:55 PM so you’d actually have almost 24 hours, some time to sleep and make a quick run into the city if you wanted.

  2. Great run. Thanks. I definitely want to requalify for EXP before the switch to revenue based. I hope to reach 200,000 miles and 8 SWUs. EXPs get to enjoy CX and JL first class lounges too! Even their business class lounges for Platinums make connections fun.

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