2-22-22 is pretty cool. Indeed the whole week’s date reads the same forwards and backwards.
American Airlines is celebrating with 2,222 bonus AAdvantage miles and Loyalty Points for all passengers flying AA2222 today – New York JFK – Boston at 8:25 a.m. and the return Boston – JFK scheduled for 10:37 a.m. Passengers are given a certificate with a QR code at the boarding gate to redeem the miles, and qualify as long as they are either already members of the program or join by end of today.
- This isn’t a super-costly promotion since it’s limited to two Airbus narrowbody flight segments. Still, a nice surprise and delight for these passengers.
- Since American doesn’t make it easy to join the program within the booking path, which has long boggled my mind, it seems to me that a first time joining bonus at the gate or on board would be well worthwhile as an investment. They’d be acquiring new program members they can market to who, by definition, are inclined to fly American.
United Airlines meanwhile is offering a promotion for everyone – 22,000 miles each way in economy between the U.S. and London (versus the usual 30,000 miles) though roundtrip is required. That’s a discount, but still not necessarily a great value – check prevailing prices for the trip before considering using miles especially considering hefty UK departure taxes that apply. And, sadly, no offer to travel in comfort at a discount.
United’s pitch for this offer to book today and travel between March 1, 2022 and November 15, 2022?
United operates 22 nonstop flights a day between the U.S. and London—making it easier than ever to see Big Ben strike 2:22 in person.
Even with today’s American Airlines bonus for AA2222, my favorite flight number is AA1492 from Dallas to Columbus. Some of the best ones have been lost to pandemic scheduling changes. For instance, lucky 777 is no longer Phoenix – Las Vegas and 1776 no longer celebrates our nation’s founding Philadelphia – Boston. Flight 420 no longer takes you to Denver, either.