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To celebrate the launch of their new Airbus A321 transcontinental fleet, American Airlines is offering up to 15,000 bonus miles for roundtrip travel between New York and Los Angeles from January 7-March 31, 2014.

The new A321s take to the skies on January 7, 2014, and by the end of that month, six of the nine daily cross-country flights will be operated by the new aircraft with the aim of 13 daily flights between JFK and LAX by summer’s end. Beginning in March, 2014, it will also fly from JFK-San Francisco.

American Airlines Airbus 321
American Airlines’ Airbus 321 will begin flying on January 7, 2014.

The bonuses range from 5,000 miles to 15,000 miles depending on which cabin class and fare you book, see the table below for the full breakdown. One way tickets are eligible for half the bonus.

American Airlines bonus miles table.
American Airlines bonus miles table.

To get the bonus miles to your AAdvantage account, click here to register and use the code: TR15K. You can now book a seat for travel beginning January 7, 2014, just look for “32B” listed as the aircraft type.

Here are the full terms and conditions:

  • AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid for round-trip travel on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights between New York (JFK) and Los Angeles from January 7, 2014, through March 31, 2014.
  • Half the bonus shown will be awarded for one-way travel.
  • Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published fare tickets (excludes fares beginning with O and Q). Bonus miles will be awarded based on the booking class purchased.
  • Registration prior to travel is required

As I revealed earlier this year, the new A321’s will have 10 fully lie-flat seats in a 1 x 1 configuration in first class. Business Class will have 20 lie-flat seats in a 2 x 2 configuration, while the Main Cabin will be 3 x 3 with 36 Main Cabin Extra seats. The entertainment systems on these aircraft will also have seat-to-seat chat, live text news and weather updates, 3-D moving maps, airport maps and connecting gate information. Travelers in premium classes will have access to free entertainment on the 15.4-inch screens, and Bose headsets.

Inside the American Airlines A321.
Inside the American Airlines A321.

When it comes to amenities, American is really stepping up its game and the main cabin features in-flight entertainment in every seat, WiFi, USB and A/C power outlet, iPod connectivity and digital chat rooms.

American’s aim is to introduce new planes “designed to bring you a more modern, comfortable and connected experience” – and I think they are doing a pretty job so far with their new 777-300ERs.

Hattip to One Mile At A Time for alerting me to this latest bonus miles offer!

For more information on transcontinental travel, American Airlines and the new A321 fleet, see my previous posts below:

A Sneak Peak At The American Airlines A321 Transcontinental Interior
Maximize Monday: Transcontinental Comparison: Worth It To Switch To JetBlue?
American Airlines On Facebook For A Chance To Win 25,000 AAdvantage Miles
Top 10 Airline Products I Can’t Wait To Fly
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Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express

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.

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More Things to Know
  • 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 Terms apply.
  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
  • Terms and limitations apply. See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Introductory annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $195.
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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