Friday, June 25, 2010

American Offers 3x Elite Qualifying Miles on 2 Top Business Routes

[Above: Greetings from the Weimar Republic, 1923]

In an antique shop, I once bought a postcard featuring a pastoral scene in Bavaria that had been mailed in Germany in 1923, and which was affixed with 500-mark stamps, front and back, that totaled over 10 billion Reischmarks.

That was hyper-inflation. I was looking at that now-framed postcard this morning and considering the 13 trillion frequent-flier miles that are now reposing in airline customers' accounts, when here comes a statement from American Airlines saying that it is offering triple miles -- including the much-valued elite-status-qualifying miles -- on American or American Eagle flights between LaGuardia and O'Hare, or between LaGuardia and Boston Logan.

Here is American's press release today.

More details are at

Said Rob Friedman, president of American's AAdvantage marketing, "We're happy to offer our loyal customers the opportunity to build their mileage balance and to reach elite status at an accelerated rate."

Tickets need to be booked between June 14 and Aug. 31 and you need to register first at using promotion code NYTPL. Travel must be completed by Aug. 31.


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