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Last week I wrote about American’s new promotion offering double miles (including elite) for California, Illinois and Texas residents who fly between Dallas and Chicago and San Francisco and Los Angeles. In typical airline copy-cat style, United has almost matched this promo for the Chicago to California routes.
Registration required and you must have a California or Illinois address in your Mileage Plus account.They also restrict this promotion to W fares or higher, so it might make sense to pay a little more to buy up to W to get the double miles (or not if you are looking for the absolute cheapest fares).
Travel and ticketing: November 3, 2011 through and January 31, 2012.
Qualifying booking classes: F, A, J, C, D, Z, Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V and W.
Travel period: Register now and fly all qualifying roundtrips by January 31, 2012
With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.
- Receive 25,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months of Card Membership.
- 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
- No matter where you're traveling, when you use your Premier Rewards Gold Card there are no foreign transaction fees from American Express.
- $100 Airline Fee Credit. Up to $100 a year in baggage fees and more at one airline.
- Get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc. Terms apply.
- There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
- Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees