Los Angeles to San Juan American Airlines $289 Summer Sale Elite Mileage Runs Act NOW!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016   by John @laptoptravel

A LAX-SJU Summer Sale

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (1)

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (2)

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LAX-SJU Summer Sale (3)Summer Fare Calendar

Available Dates in July and August

Following up on our recent Mileage Run post, San Francisco to Dublin, we offer a Caribbean Summer Sale and Mileage Run for our American Airlines AAdvantage readers and followers. If you do not follow us yet on Twitter, then please click here to start!  That will keep you ‘in the loop‘ with the latest Mileage Run tweets.
Today, I found that American Airlines is aggressively pricing cheap fares to Puerto Rico.  I have been tweeting many of these, but wanted to offer this fantastic SUMMER DEAL here, since it covers two full months and has so many available dates for travel; plus it these can be simple Mileage Run itineraries or full vacation fares.
I did a similar run not too far back and I paid about $70 more for the flights.  This Mileage Run comes in at $289 and you can simply touchdown and turn around, or stay a few nights (for about $5 more.)
There are a lot of dates open and we will share two examples in this post. But using our booking links you can search for alternative dates.

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

EQM’s:     7,199 Elite Qualification Miles (EQM’s)

Fare:         $289

Cost:           4 Cents Per Mile (CPM)

Please login to your American Airlines / AAdvantage account before you click on the booking link below:

This link books through AA.com  –

DIRECT BOOKING LINK

Los Angeles (LAX) – Charlotte (CLT) – San Juan (SJU)  – Charlotte (CLT) – Los Angeles (LAX)  August 6th-7th, 2016 – Now here are the flight details for those dates:

 

LAX-SJU Summer Sale (4)

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LAX-SJU Summer Sale (2)

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And here is an alternative, a week-long stay for a true vacation in sunny Puerto Rico:

LAX-SJU Summer Sale Week

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And here is the DIRECT BOOKING LINK for that itinerary (July 11th – 18th)

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  – Best Wishes and Happy Travels. Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

JFK to Miami $72 and 2383 EQMs at 3CPM (Potential of 4766) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run

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Saturday, March 5, 2016    by John @laptoptravel

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So following up after our incredible “Houston to Hong Kong $589 and 17246 EQMs at 3.4CPM (Potential of 34492) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run” post from a couple of weeks ago, I am featuring another another American Airlines Mileage Run for you AAdvantage members (or wannabees.)

Here is a chance to escape the winter blues in New York and hop on a plane to Miami and spend a night and the next day to enjoy the sunshine, warmth and beach before you have to return. A worthy Mileage Run, I hope you would agree.  This one is priced at a CRAZY $72 for New York’s JFK airport to Miami.  You can do a same-day, if you really want to, but why I ask.

Although you are flying in ‘Q’ fare class you still earn your Elite Qualifying Miles as shown:

 

LAX-SJU Feb Mar 2016 American Earnings Chart

In addition, Executive Platinum and Platinum members will earn a 100% bonus and Gold members will earn a 25% bonus, based on the flight miles or minimum miles guaranteed, when traveling with American Airlines.

Elite Mileage Bonus Benefits

Executive Platinum    100%

Platinum    100%

Gold     25%

So that makes your redeemable miles even more rewarding on this itinerary.

This could be a great time to contact American Airlines and request a status challenge, if you have not already achieved status with the airline.  Currently the only way I know of to begin, or enter this challenge is to call American Airlines.  You can call them at (888) 697-5636. The cost for the Platinum Challenge is $200 and the Gold Challenge is less at $100.

As you can see from the calendars and flight schedules I have posted you have a lot of options!  The easiest way to book this is to use the link I have provided you below:

*NOTE: Make sure you sign into your AAdvantage Account before you click on this booking link.

DIRECT BOOKING LINK

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

EQM’s:     2383 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM’s) 

RDM’s:     4766 for Executive Platinum and Platinum Elites, 2979 for Gold Elites

Ticket Price:  $72

Cost:   3.0 Cents Per Mile (CPM) 

We hope you enjoy this great find!

I think American is really kicking it when it comes to some great mileage runs and competitive fares!  I have seen more fare wars and attacks in the past 72 hours than I have seen in a long, long time! With the mileage bonuses for elites, it is almost too good to turn down; especially if you go for a status challenge.  The mileage runs we post are excellent vehicles for you to meet your status requirements.  Be advised, however, that American’s award chart changes for travel booked on or after March 22nd of this year and they will be going to a revenue-based earnings program (almost identical to Delta’s) in the “latter half of 2016.”

I am really excited about the possibilities for big Mileage Runs as American is sure to take Delta on more aggressively this year and as posturing for the Asia markets increases.

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points and Elite Mileage Runs  Best Wishes and Happy Travels.   Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

 

 

Houston to Hong Kong $589 and 17246 EQMs at 3.4CPM (Potential of 34492) Miles American Airlines Elite Mileage Run

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016  by John @laptoptravel

Hong Kong Night

Houston to Hong Kong American Airlines March 2016 Mileage Run Booking

Houston to Hong Kong American Airlines March 2016 Mileage Run Calendar

Houston to Hong Kong American Airlines March 2016 Mileage Run March Calendar

Houston to Hong Kong American Airlines March 2016 Mileage Run RouteMap

 

Here is a chance to fly one of the longest non-stops from the USA.  American Airlines operates their Boeing 777 Wide-Body aircraft for the Dallas to Hong Kong flight on this Mileage Run.  You originate in Houston (Hobby Airport) and change planes in Dallas (DFW)

It is also a chance to get as many as 34,492 Redeemable AAdvantage Miles (depending on your status)

You will earn 17,246 Elite Qualifying Miles with American and if you are already an Elite with their AAdvantage program you can earn bonus miles as follows:

 

Elite Mileage Bonus Benefits

Executive Platinum    100%

Platinum    100%

Gold     25%

 

 

This could be a great time to contact American Airlines and request a status challenge, if you have not already achieved status with the airline.  Currently the only way I know of to begin, or enter this challenge is to call American Airlines.  You can call them at (888) 697-5636. The cost for the Platinum Challenge is $200 and the Gold Challenge is less at $100.

As you can see from the calendars and flight schedules I have posted you have a lot of options!  The easiest way to book this is to use one of the two links I have provided you below:

*NOTE: Make sure you sign into your AAdvantage Account before you click on either of these booking links.

DIRECT BOOKING LINK   HOU-DFW-HKG-DFW-HOU

 

DIRECT BOOKING LINK   HOU-DFW-HKG-DFW-HOU

 

The tightest schedule gets you into Hong Kong at 6:35pm (a day after your Houston departure) and then departs the next afternoon and gets you back to your Houston origination at 6:00pm two days after you left Houston!  That’s quick for so many EQM’s!

 

If you have any Systemwide Upgrades from American Use them on this Dallas to Hong Kong flight! It is booked at 17 hours, 5 minutes! Phew!

Anyway here are the numbers:

The Details:

EQM’s:  17,246 Elite Qualifying Miles (EQM’s)

RDM’s: 34,493 for Executive Platinum and Platinum Elites, 21,558 for Gold Elites

Ticket Price:  $589

Cost:   3.4 Cents Per Mile (CPM) 

We hope you enjoy this great find!

 

I am really excited about the possibilities for big Mileage Runs as American is sure to take Delta on more aggressively this year and as posturing for the Asia markets increases.

 

Thank you for visiting and following us, hopefully throughout 2016 here at Renes Points andElite Mileage Runs

Best Wishes and Happy Travels!

Enjoy your travels!  – John @laptoptravel

 

 

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

Non-Elite

Gold

Platinum

Executive Platinum

21,351

26,689

42,702

42,702

 

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 AA.com

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

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

Seattle to Dallas $399 & 7540 EQMs at 5.3CPM Weekend AAdvantage American Elite Mileage Run

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Sunday, November 22, 2015 by laptoptravel

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American Airlines Seven Segments Transcon Criss-Cross

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Well, in fairness to our just posted Seattle to Dallas Delta Mileage Run we just posted, let’s play the flip side of that story. Here is a Seattle to Dallas Mileage Run via American Airlines (Hello AAdvantage Members)

AAdvantage American Airlines Mileage Run

I have been monitoring prices changes and fare wars over the weekend, and especially between American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Let’s capitalize on some of these created opportunities.

If you might be considering the AmericanAir product going forward (perhaps a SkyMiles bailee?) or simply an AAdvantage member seeking lots of EQM’s then for less than $400 (Hello perfect FlexPerks deal) then grab this one up now! There is no way I believe this is going to last.

This is very nice if you just like to fly!

  • You leave Saturday, fly all day Saturday and Sunday and get back just past midnight early Monday morning.
  • You get a crazy criss-cross country routing that maximizes your miles
  • Flying over the weekend you have a much better opportunity for a complimentary upgrade
  • Seven segments gets you great bump opportunities and more flights to get upgrade chances

A total of seven flights, here is your routing: Seattle-Phoenix-Detroit-Charlotte-New York City (JFK)-Boston-Dallas (DFW)-Seattle.

This is just one date for this amazing price, Saturday, December 5th. You’re back on Monday, December 7th.

Here are the numbers:

Saturday’s Mileage Run (December 5th, 2015)

Cost: $399 Earn 7,540 EQM’s at 5.29 Cents per Mile (CPM)

Fare Class: O

I am including the (Saturday Dec 5th) DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK. Please LOGIN first you your American Airlines account before clicking any links. The, once you are signed into your AAdvantage account click this: DIRECT KAYAK BOOKING LINK and then SELECT by pressing SELECT on the flights displayed that match the Mileage Run I have posted. You will then be taken directly into an American Airlines booking window where you can see the flights, the miles, the cost and Purchase the ticket!

“Let the American Airlines AAdvantage Members Mileage Runs Begin!”

Bookable on AA.com

I myself like this so much I just might book it myself; perhaps we will meet in the sky on this new AAdventure!– John @LaptopTravel