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American Airlines Offering Up To 15,000 Bonus Miles For Transcontinental Flights On The New Airbus A321

by on December 5, 2013 · 12 comments

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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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  • Carl Cheng

    This is great! I decided to spend New Year’s in LA since there wasn’t any YVR-JFK cathay flights til the 6th anyway so I had already booked the second airbus flight on the 7th!

  • Flyer

    Yeah, except you left out the part in the terms and conditions about this offer only being available to those who received the targeted email.

  • Jim Baround

    That picture is not an A321

  • BOSLAX

    Meanwhile, on the BOS-LAX route…Model-Ts.

  • Muppet

    Not true. This is an RDM promotion, the promotion you appear to be referring to was an EQP promotion.

  • Nathan

    Me want luxury

  • GregD

    This is great if you live in the NE or SW. I can’t remember the last time an airline offered a bonus for those of us in the middle of the country.

  • Steve

    To confirm, even though the SFO flight will also use A321s, it’s not eligible? What if I fly SFO-LAX-JFK?

  • Steve T

    Brian:
    Do you know if the Bonus Miles awarded also apply to Elite Status qualification?

  • thepointsguy

    No

  • askmrlee

    Airline bonus miles rarely qualify for Elite status unless expressly stated.

  • mbc
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