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As you may have heard, American Airlines is launching nonstop service from Los Angeles to Sydney on December 17. The airline will operate a 777-300ER on the route with daily service. Given the tremendous exchange rate, it couldn’t be a better time for AA to introduce its first Australia flight.

Now, to get its new flight back into the news cycle and perhaps to help boost bookings, AA is offering an opportunity to earn up to 90,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when you fly round-trip.

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You can see the full breakdown above. In order to earn the maximum bonus, you’ll need to fly three round-trips in business or first class, with flights sold by American, booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I class and operated by AA or Qantas. You can also earn bonus miles from coach flights — you’ll get 15,000 miles per round-trip booked in premium economy (on Qantas) or full-fare economy (Y, B or H class) on either airline, or 5,000 bonus miles per round-trip booked in K, M, L, W, V, G, Q, N, O or S economy fare classes.

You must register by May 31, 2016, using promo code AUS16 and travel between February 1 and May 31, 2016 to take AAdvantage.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named Best Credit Card for Flexible Travel Redemption - Kiplinger's Personal Finance, July 2016
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
Intro APR
Regular APR
16.49% - 23.49% Variable
Annual Fee
Introductory Annual Fee of $0 the first year, then $95
Balance Transfer
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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