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American Battles Delta on Shuttle Routes With Triple Miles

American doesn’t run a shuttle service between New York and Boston or between New York and Chicago. But it does operate plenty of flights on both routes.

So when Delta launched a triple-mile promotion for its shuttle flights between New York and Boston, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, American had a choice: match Delta on the Boston and Chicago flights, or lose some of its customers to Delta.

Not surprisingly, American chose to fend off Delta with a promotion of its own.

Offer Details

American’s offer is a direct match of Delta’s.

Through August 31, AAdvantage members will earn triple redeemable miles and triple elite-qualifying miles on American or American Eagle flights between New York/LaGuardia and Chicago O’Hare or Boston.

The offer does not apply to elite-qualifying points or segments.

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

Triple American miles, that count toward elite status, on two popular routes, for the entire summer. What’s not to like?

If American isn’t your carrier of choice, there’s the original Delta promotion, which includes the New York-Washington, D.C. Shuttle flights as well.

And it’s likely to get even better.

With bonuses from American and Delta now on offer, US Airways, which competes head-to-head with Delta in the east coast shuttle markets, is almost certain to enter the promotional fray as well. United also has reason to respond, at least on the New York-Chicago route.

Reader Reality Check

Triple miles anyone?

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