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To celebrate their new service from LAX to Shanghai which begins on April 5, 2011, American is offering triple flown miles for First or Business Class and double miles for economy.

“Earn triple AAdvantage miles when you fly on a purchased First Class or Business Class fare — that’s a total of more than 20,000 miles* for a one-way trip. Or, fly on a purchased Economy Class fare and earn double AAdvantage miles. And, best of all, you can earn this bonus an unlimited number of times.

In addition to increasing your mileage balance, you will enjoy your flight onboard our Boeing 777 aircraft, the largest and most comfortable aircraft in the American Airlines fleet. The 777 features lie-flat sleeper seats in First Class and a professional atmosphere for working or resting in Business Class.”

We all know I wasn’t too impressed with AA’s First Class, but if you have a trip planned anyway, this is an easy way to rack up extra miles.

And if you want to redeem miles for this route, AA has a ton of availability in coach (35,000 each way), business (55,000) and first class (67,500)- even on the first flight on April 5th.

*This has been added to the Top Deals page.

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More Things to Know
  • For a limited time, earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after making $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening*
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to four companions traveling with you on the same reservation*
  • Enjoy Group 1 Boarding on American Airlines flights*
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases.1
  • Receive 25% savings on in-flight food and beverage purchases when you use your card on American Airlines flights*
  • Double AAdvantage® miles on eligible American Airlines purchases*
  • Earn 10% of your redeemed AAdvantage® miles back — up to 10,000 AAdvantage® miles each calendar year*
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
16.24% - 24.24%* (Variable)
Annual Fee
$95, waived for first 12 months*
Balance Transfer Fee
3.00%
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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