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Old Apr 9, 10, 8:45 pm   #1
 
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100,000 AA advantage miles promotion

If you fly ten round trips you get a 100K!!! Looks like I will travel this summer and then fly to Japan for free. Thank you flyer talk!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ame...k=MW_news_stmp
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Old Apr 10, 10, 8:50 am   #2
 
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From the promotion details, the roundtrips must be to or from the following cities:

Allentown, PA
Asheville, NC
Augusta, GA
Beijing, China
Charleston, WV
Cheyenne, WY
Eleuthera, Bahamas
Fargo, ND
Fayetteville, NC
Harrisburg, PA
Lexington, KY
Myrtle Beach, SC
Rapid City, SD
Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA
Sioux Falls, SD
Treasure Cay, Bahamas
Tri-cities, TN
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Old Apr 10, 10, 9:01 am   #3
 
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If you fly ten round trips you get a 100K!!! Looks like I will travel this summer and then fly to Japan for free. Thank you flyer talk!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ame...k=MW_news_stmp
Free? Just curious, how much are those 10 round trips gonna cost you?
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Old Apr 10, 10, 9:26 am   #4
 
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The key is going to be finding good city pairs that have low fares. Many of the listed destinations are going to be pricey.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 12:50 pm   #5
 
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The cheapest I can find from DFW is between $2-300 RT. Not worth it.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 1:21 pm   #6
 
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Fares from NYC to most of these destinations are prohibitively expensive.

I'd love to do all 10 in one shot though. I wonder how much that itinerary would cost.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 1:55 pm   #7
 
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Fares from NYC to most of these destinations are prohibitively expensive.

I'd love to do all 10 in one shot though. I wonder how much that itinerary would cost.
Might be doable for about $3000 with lots of time and skill applied.
$2000 perhaps with enough luck and skill, but I doubt it. I will give anyone who can ticket all ten cities this for less than $2000 a free AA SWU.

WAY above my CPM mileage run threshold.

This promo only makes sense if you already need to go to many of those cities.

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The cheapest way to fly this.

What we have to work with:

Asheville, NC AVL DFW
Augusta, GA AGS DFW
Cheyenne, WY CYS DFW
Myrtle Beach, SC MYR DFW
Fayetteville, NC FAY DFW

Lexington, KY LEX ORD
Charleston, WV CRW ORD
Tri-cities, TN TRI ORD
Sioux Falls, SD FSD ORD
Harrisburg, PA MDT ORD
Allentown, PA ABE ORD
Rapid City, SD RAP ORD
Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA AVP ORD
Fargo, ND FAR ORD

Beijing, China PEK ORD
Treasure Cay, Bahamas TCB MIA
Eleuthera, Bahamas ELH MIA

From ORD, make it three trips:

ORD-LEX-ORD-MIA-ELH
ELH-MIA-ORD-CRW-ORD

ORD-TRI-ORD-MIA-TCB
TCB-MIA-ORD

ORD-MDT-ORD-ABE-ORD-PEK
PEK-ORD-FAR-ORD-FSD-ORD

100,000 miles are now yours.

With luck in finding the right booking engine, skill in finding availabilty and inputing flyable schedules into fare engine, and a great deal of time and determination, one may be able to ticket this using just three MPM fares.

ORD-PEK
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 7885

ORD-TCB
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 1717
(Example: ORD-LEX-ORD-MIA-TCB 2036 miles, within the 25M of the MPM so valid)


ORD-ELH
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 1644

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Old Apr 10, 10, 6:28 pm   #8
 
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I am finding very difficult to find round trip non stop flights from these 17 cities. I got a ltter back from AA webmaster directing me to the one world route map but it still does not allow you to type in one of the cities to see which routes you can fly. If they want more people using the promotion they should give more info. Otherwise you can spend som much time on the computer or phone trying to figure this out. If they want people to spend $$ then they should make it easier.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 6:36 pm   #9
 
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double miles

Many of these routes also offer double AAdvantage miles - see www.aa.com/offers for details! I pasted this from the promotion details.

i love the way they are so vague...tell us which routes offer double miles please!
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Old Apr 10, 10, 6:42 pm   #10
 
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There are many, many cheaper ways to accumulate 100k AA miles.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 6:56 pm   #11
 
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Might be doable for about $3000 with lots of time and skill applied.
$2000 perhaps with enough luck and skill, but I doubt it. I will give anyone who can ticket all ten cities this for less than $2000 a free AA SWU.

WAY above my CPM mileage run threshold.

This promo only makes sense if you already need to go to many of those cities.

-----------------------------

The cheapest way to fly this.

What we have to work with:

Asheville, NC AVL DFW
Augusta, GA AGS DFW
Cheyenne, WY CYS DFW
Myrtle Beach, SC MYR DFW
Fayetteville, NC FAY DFW

Lexington, KY LEX ORD
Charleston, WV CRW ORD
Tri-cities, TN TRI ORD
Sioux Falls, SD FSD ORD
Harrisburg, PA MDT ORD
Allentown, PA ABE ORD
Rapid City, SD RAP ORD
Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA AVP ORD
Fargo, ND FAR ORD

Beijing, China PEK ORD
Treasure Cay, Bahamas TCB MIA
Eleuthera, Bahamas ELH MIA

From ORD, make it three trips:

ORD-LEX-ORD-MIA-ELH
ELH-MIA-ORD-CRW-ORD

ORD-TRI-ORD-MIA-TCB
TCB-MIA-ORD

ORD-MDT-ORD-ABE-ORD-PEK
PEK-ORD-FAR-ORD-FSD-ORD

100,000 miles are now yours.

With luck in finding the right booking engine, skill in finding availabilty and inputing flyable schedules into fare engine, and a great deal of time and determination, one may be able to ticket this using just three MPM fares.

ORD-PEK
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 7885

ORD-TCB
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 1717
(Example: ORD-LEX-ORD-MIA-TCB 2036 miles, within the 25M of the MPM so valid)


ORD-ELH
MPM FARE - ROUTE NOT APPLICABLE
MAXIMUM PERMITTED MILEAGE IS 1644
So is it that you have fly to PEK from one of the 17 cities? Which one's are applicable?
I am impressed with your knowledge of all these routes. So it is ok to fly from DFW? I was thinking you had to fly only between the cities mentioned.
Or is it just to and from them from any destination?
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Old Apr 10, 10, 8:18 pm   #12
 
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Personally I will be surprised if ANYONE gets 100k from this promo... this one is a pure attention grabber with no substance.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 9:55 pm   #13
 
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HELP

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There are many, many cheaper ways to accumulate 100k AA miles.
so i am new to all of this. how would you accumulate 100k quickly and inexpensively? thanks.
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Old Apr 10, 10, 11:01 pm   #14
 
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so i am new to all of this. how would you accumulate 100k quickly and inexpensively? thanks.
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Old Apr 11, 10, 8:00 am   #15
 
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Fares from NYC to most of these destinations are prohibitively expensive.

I'd love to do all 10 in one shot though. I wonder how much that itinerary would cost.
If i read the conditions properly, I believe it said 10 round trips. Not sure you can combine them...
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