American Airlines: AAdvantage Bonus Mile Offers

American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; has several bonus offers this spring and summer for some its popular routes. They even have a bonus of up to 50,000 miles! That's two Economy Class MileSAAver awards for travel within the continental US and/or Canada.

Click on the links below for offer rules, travel dates, ticket purchase dates, and fare ticket codes. Take note of the fare code from your purchased ticket so you know if you qualify for the bonus offer. Registration for each bonus offer is required prior to travel.

Register today and don't miss out on free miles.

Singapore & Bangkok for Late Summer/Fall

As part of Cathay Pacific's (tel. 800/233-2742; Deal of the Month for May, both Singapore and Bangkok are on sale. This sale is good for departures between September 1 and November 30, and fares must be purchased by 11:59 PST on May 31. For an additional fee, stopovers in Hong Kong are allowed. Fares include:

Midwest Summer Sale Good Through October

Midwest (tel. 800/452-2022; has yet another sale for summer travel, with fares starting at $78 round-trip. Fares are valid for Tuesday/Wednesday travel, from May 26 through October 14, and require a 21-day advance purchase. Tickets must be purchased by May 15. Fares include:

Alaska Airlines Web Specials

Well looky here! Alaska Airlines (tel. 800/426-0333; has freshened up their selection of web specials, with fares beginning at $79 one-way. Their latest bunch is (in most cases) good for travel from May 15 through September 30, and available for purchase by May 14. Rules vary according to destination, so visit its website for further details.

American Airlines Caribbean Summer Sale

Hey, did you know that Bermuda shorts weren't actually invented in Bermuda, but in London, by British soldiers? Yep, its a true and entirely Google-able fact. And on a related note: Wearing Bermuda shorts on the banks of the Thames is not as enjoyable as wearing Bermuda shorts in Bermuda. Don't believe us? Feel free to try it yourself. American Airlines (tel. 800/433-7300; just so happens to have some great summer deals to Bermuda and the rest of the Caribbean:

Airline Newsletters: Sign up and Save

As we've said many times, the best airfare deals are only available on the airlines' own web sites, and many of them come in the form of promo code deals and special offers. You can only get these, in some cases, if you sign up for alerts and emails directly from the airlines. However, we've noticed that many airlines make it a bit challenging to find where to sign up for alerts! So we've gathered the links and put them in two handy dandy charts. Be sure to visit both our US-based newsletter chart and foreign-based newsletter chart.

Additional reporting by Tracy W. Stewart and Tim Charters

George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and blogger whose website,, tracks unadvertised airfare wars and fare sales, including the most helpful and always updated Top 50 Airfares.

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