American Airlines AAdvantage is now offering double AAdvantage miles for passengers who purchase qualifying First Class, Business Class or Economy Class fares for travel between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London’s Stansted and Heathrow airports. If you’re planning to travel to London, this is a heck of a deal. To score the double miles, you must register for the promotion at aa.com/offers, using the promotion code NYL08. From there, book your trip between now and June 30, 2008 for travel between May 16, 2008, and June 30, 2008.
“We are happy to extend this AAdvantage bonus offer to our present customers who fly from JFK to both Stansted and Heathrow and to new customers, as well,” said Chuck Imhof, American’s Vice President – Sales for Greater New York. “I am delighted that we now offer customers the option of five daily flights from New York to Heathrow, plus one to Stansted. We began flying JFK-Stansted last October in response to demand from our corporate customers.”
The new Open Skies Agreement between the U.S. and E.U. has allowed both American and European based carriers expand service between the continents. American Airlines is promoting their new-ish Stansted service as a better alternative for business travelers. American currently operates 18 daily flights from the United States to London’s Heathrow airport, five of which depart from JFK, giving you ample opportunity to take advantage of the promotion.
Here’s the fine print, directly from the horse’s mouth: AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights for travel between New York/JFK and London Heathrow or London Stansted (LHR or STN), May 16, 2008, through June 30, 2008. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published fare tickets booked in F, J, A, D, I, Y, B, H, K, L, M, S or V. To qualify, the reservation must be booked between April 9, 2008, and June 30, 2008. Flights operated by our codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. Double miles are calculated at 100% of the base miles earned. Registration prior to travel is required. If you’re not already an AAdvantage member, sign-up at http://www.aa.com/enroll.