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AA VACATIONS: LAX - BKK or LAX - PVG $515 for Up to 57K Points, 1665 EQD, 16650 EQM

AA VACATIONS: LAX - BKK or LAX - PVG $515 for Up to 57K Points, 1665 EQD, 16650 EQM

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Old Oct 24, 18, 8:58 pm
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AA VACATIONS: LAX - BKK or LAX - PVG $515 for Up to 57K Points, 1665 EQD, 16650 EQM

Flight and Hotel in PVG or BKK for under $530. The minimum points you earn will be around 35,000 without status and then 10% of mileage for EQM and EQD. For those with EXP you will earn over 57K points for BKK because of the 21k point bonus to Asia. Lets see if these attachments work. Apologies in advance. And this books into economy NOT basic economy.



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Old Oct 24, 18, 9:16 pm
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Finally the cat is out of the bag on this one. 20k bonus points is for most Asia/Pacific destinations so this is a fantastic value imo.

Does anyone know if you can earn 20k bonus points multiple times for this deal (on multiple trips)? I am tempted to book a couple of trips this way
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Old Oct 24, 18, 9:32 pm
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That is a very very good question. I've also noticed similar prices to Saigon. With 5/6 trips you could earn your EXP for around $3k and an absolutely ginormous amount of miles. The $130 discount is over at midnight PST today, however. I plan on spending to next 3-4 hours trying to find something out of SAN. The drive to/fro LAX just kills me.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 9:45 pm
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I donít think that you can get $130 discount AND 20k bonus points. The deal says not combinable and says you will only earn standard 1000 aavacation bonus points.

I also called aavacations and asked them this question earlier today and they confirmed this
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Old Oct 24, 18, 9:55 pm
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I don't understand the mileage earning on AA Vacations... you mention 35k without status but the ticket costs 530?!
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:03 pm
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I don't understand the mileage earning on AA Vacations... you mention 35k without status but the ticket costs 530?!
This fare books into O* in AAvacations which means it will calculate distance based on special fare chart: https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...cial-fares.jsp

So it should earn: 16,680 (miles flown) * .5 (O* earning rate for distance) * (status multiplier) + 20,000 (AAvacations Asia/Pacific promo) + 1,000 (standard AAvacations bonus)
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:03 pm
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Do you think there is a way to come back in august?

I like the package deal but want to stay back in Asia,
any thoughts if this can be done?

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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:06 pm
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Some locations have hostels which are very cheap and you can "burn" (not show upto hotel) and still earn promo. Also, you can call AAvacations to book hotels for different locations in Asia.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:08 pm
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20k bonus is only for packages between sept and dec

To earn mileage, purchase a vacation package September 27 through December 26, 2018.

How do you read this?

https://www.aavacations.com/specials/asiapacificbonusmiles20.asp?SID=AAVA-HS1-ALL-ASI-ALL

I might be wrong. Please let me know your thoughts.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:10 pm
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I've found early March from JFK to BKK for less than $600 (w/o using the $130 discount). New York EXP's can earn over 2100 EQD's, 21000 EQM's, and a whopping 67,600 points. Nesting a flight while in BKK might appeal to some but that's too much time in Y for my sanity.

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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by g2929 View Post
To earn mileage, purchase a vacation package September 27 through December 26, 2018.

How do you read this?
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You should be able to fly ANYtime so long as you book by Dec 26th. They've had similar deals in the past and 20k points will post eventually. (it sometimes takes 4-8 weeks to post after flying)
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by g2929 View Post
To earn mileage, purchase a vacation package September 27 through December 26, 2018.

How do you read this?

https://www.aavacations.com/specials...S1-ALL-ASI-ALL

I might be wrong. Please let me know your thoughts.

It simply means you need to purchase the vacation before Dec. 26.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:25 pm
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Or carpool with me lol. Fellow SD right here. Let me know if you come up with anything.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:35 pm
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Deal.

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Or carpool with me lol. Fellow SD right here. Let me know if you come up with anything.
You just gotta dig up a vacation in Asia that is flight plus car instead of flight plus hotel. I can't find a single Asian destination that offers rental car as part of the package.
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Old Oct 24, 18, 10:38 pm
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Is there a cheap fare with this package offered if you want to go in business class?
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