AAdvantage Mileage Run Potential? Copenhagen to Los Angeles $421 round trip

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.


CPH-LAX-AA $420 Nov15

XE DKK-USD conversion

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). 

LAX-CPH BA Nov15 $688

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.

AAdvantage elite levels

AAdvantage elite levels and benefits

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

CPH-LAX US May15 $510

This kind of itinerary can also be done through San Jose SJC for about $140 more per CPH-SJC ticket.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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