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Old Oct 27, 05, 1:19 pm
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Question Online booking bonus question

The online booking bonus fine print reads:
Earn 500 AAdvantage bonus miles for one-way travel or 1,000 miles for round-trip travel on American Airlines, American Eagle...
The 1,000 miles post as 500 each for the first two legs of a round trip, so you get them all in the outbound direction if there's at least one connection.

Does anyone know if a one-way trip with a connection also earns a 1,000-mile bonus? I don't have one coming up and I'm not about to book one, just curious.
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Old Oct 27, 05, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Efrem
The online booking bonus fine print reads:

The 1,000 miles post as 500 each for the first two legs of a round trip, so you get them all in the outbound direction if there's at least one connection.

Does anyone know if a one-way trip with a connection also earns a 1,000-mile bonus? I don't have one coming up and I'm not about to book one, just curious.

No it would not unless each leg of the one way trip was booked online as a separate ticket
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Perhaps I phrased the question poorly. I know that's what it says. I know that's what's supposed to happen. However, what's supposed to happen and what actually happens are often not the same. To rephrase: Does anyone have specific, recent, personal experience booking a one-way trip of two or more legs on aa.com, and did you get one or two 500-mile bonuses?
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Originally Posted by Efrem
To rephrase: Does anyone have specific, recent, personal experience booking a one-way trip of two or more legs on aa.com, and did you get one or two 500-mile bonuses?
Yes, one.
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Old Oct 27, 05, 8:01 pm
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Anyone know if one gets the online booking bonus is the final leg of a round trip is not taken? For example, JFK-LHR-DFW-DCA-(JFK), where the DCA-JFK leg is never flown?

As the OP said, I believe I've seen the entire 1000 mile bonus before the return trip has even commenced, so I am hopeful the all 1000 miles would post in the case I mentioned.

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Originally Posted by chrisw
...As the OP said, I believe I've seen the entire 1000 mile bonus before the return trip has even commenced, so I am hopeful the all 1000 miles would post in the case I mentioned.
That's exactly what led me to ask the question. Since they both posted on the two-hop outbound trip, might I perhaps have gotten them both if I had booked only that?

Unfortunately, vasantn says "no."

Oh, well. I pretty much book just round trips anyhow.
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Originally Posted by Efrem
Unfortunately, vasantn says "no."
But as always, YMMV!
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In my experience over the past few years booking 1-way flights to/from project locations, if your flight is booked as a connection with two seperate flight numbers, you should receive two 500 miles bonuses for a total of 1000 miles.

My most recent experience being in early August 2005.

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