Copenhagen to Los Angeles is as low as $421 round trip for flights in the fall months through American Airlines, US Airways and British Airways. Two tickets for $841 combine for over 24,000 elite qualifying flight miles.
Including a $688 positioning flight for LAX-Copenhagen with American and British Airways, that is a total of about $1,100 to AAdvantage Gold elite. Make four round trips with four tickets for $1,950 starting from Los Angeles and earn AAdvantage Platinum elite and oneworld Sapphire benefits, including international lounge access and 100% bonus miles. There seems to be mileage run potential in low fares flying from Copenhagen to Los Angeles on American Airlines and British Airways.
American Airlines Copenhagen – Los Angeles round trip
2,880 DKK = $420.25
Saturday November 7 – Saturday November 14, 2015
12,132 flight miles round trip CPH-LHR-LAX-LHR-CPH in O booking class.
Getting to Copenhagen is an extra expense, but you can fly British Airways and American Airlines for $688 round trip in November 2015 with up to 30 days for return.
$688 Los Angeles LAX – CPH Copenhagen
American Airlines and British Airways
November 5 – November 29 (Position other $420 tickets for CPH-LAX in between these flights).
As a mileage run opportunity, you can depart outbound LAX-CPH on a $688 ticket with return date up to 30 days later, and then return to LAX on a $420 CPH-LAX ticket. Stay in Los Angeles for a week and fly back to Copenhagen to return back to LAX on another $421 ticket.
Buy two round trip nested tickets for 24,264 miles at $1,109. Squeeze in 2 CPH-LAX tickets for 36,396 miles at $1,530 or even 3 CPH trips for 48,528 elite miles for $1,950. You will also be earning AAdvantage Gold 25% bonus on last couple tickets. Your elite bonus miles increase to 100% once you hit 50,000 flight miles for 2015. You are then earning 24,264 redeemable miles for every $420 CPH-LAX ticket.
Not all dates have $420 fares, and many of the dates price on US Airways and require a phone call and to book. Or you can pick up 50,000 more miles for the leap from AAdvantage Platinum to Executive Platinum and 8 elite upgrades.
You can do CPH-LAX as mileage runs in May and June for as low as $510 round trip to boost your status for 2015 quickly.
US Airways ticket $510 Copenhagen – Los Angeles
Thursday, May 21 – Thursday, May 28
This kind of itinerary can also be done through San Jose SJC for about $140 more per CPH-SJC ticket.