American Airlines will sell you 150,000 miles for $2,950 through June 12 on their website. You can earn 166,000 miles flying Dublin to Los Angeles or San Francisco three times by August 7, 2015 with American Airlines Business Class tickets for a little over $5,000. Obviously $3,000 is less than $5,000, so this is a deal only for travelers who need to travel multiple times between the USA and Europe this summer.
American Airlines Business Class
$1,722.70 Dublin – Los Angeles
July 7-14, 2015
Flight Miles = 11,470 miles in Business Class I/J fares earns 150% redeemable miles in AAdvantage for 17,205 elite miles, elite points and redeemable miles round trip.
Similar fares of $1,720 are available for Dublin to San Francisco in Business Class.
San Francisco – Dublin on Iberia ticket flying American Airlines codeshares $2,135.62
This itinerary is about $2,135 starting in Los Angeles or San Francisco and flying to Dublin. The fare below is available through Iberia.com.
11,039 flight miles flying SFO-DUB via Chicago.
American Airlines OneWorld 115,000 Bonus Miles May 7 – August 7 promotion
The summer promotion from American Airlines for up to 115,000 bonus miles makes this a better value than the already low Business Class fare.
American AAdvantage members earn 20,000 bonus miles for flights in Business Class I and J booking class for one round trip between USA and Europe. The bonus is 40,000 miles after the second round trip and 55,000 miles after the third round trip flight between Europe and USA.
Three round trip Business Class flights can be purchased for around $5,000 to $6,000 and earn over 165,000 miles for a member without AAdvantage elite status. This deal earns more miles for AAdvantage elites.
Three round trip flights between San Francisco or Los Angeles and Dublin earns over 50,000 elite qualifying miles and EQP for American AAdvantage Platinum status and Oneworld Sapphire status with its benefit of international airport lounge access. Or perhaps three flights will get you to Executive Platinum.
Together Offering you More Across the Atlantic:
American, US Airways, along with our partners British Airways, Finnair and Iberia, are offering you more options across the Atlantic and an easier and more rewarding global travel experience to Europe and beyond. Enjoy convenient access to more destinations, smoother connections and enhanced amenities and comfort on our newly modernized aircraft. And we’re providing even more opportunities to earn American Airlines AAdvantage® miles and access to more airport lounges worldwide for eligible customers.
*Includes First Class and Business Class fares booked in F, A, P, J, R, D or I; Full-fare Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on American Airlines or US Airways marketed flights; First Class or Club World (Business Class) fares booked in F, A, J, R, C, D or I; World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) booked in W, E or T; Full-fare World Traveller (full-fare Economy) booked in Y, B or H on British Airways marketed flights; Business Class fares booked in C, D, I or J; Full-fare Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on Finnair marketed; Business Class fares booked in J, R, C, D, or I; Full-fare Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on Iberia marketed or operated flights; Biz Bed (Business Class) fares booked in J, R, C, D, or I; Prem Plus fares booked in W, E, T; Full-fare Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on OpenSkies operated as British Airways flights.
Terms and conditions
AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid only on American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, OpenSkies or US Airways operated and/or marketed nonstop flights for round-trip travel between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, May 7, 2015, through August 7, 2015. Flights operated and marketed by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published-fare tickets. Bonus miles will be calculated and awarded based on the number of trips flown in a specific booking class. The bonus can only be earned for a maximum of three round-trips. Half the round-trip bonus will be posted after each eligible one way segment. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or AAdvantage Million Miler status. Registration prior to travel is required using Promotion Code NA015 at www.aa.com/offers.