Bonus frequent flier miles for business bicoastals on American

American airlines offers bonus miles
American airlines offers bonus miles

The war between airlines for business travelers on lucrative cross-country routes is heating up just as the busy summer travel season approaches, with American Airlines announcing a rare promotion featuring bonus miles for frequent flier members.

The new program, which experts expect other full-service airlines to match, offers 50,000 frequent flier miles to first and business fare passengers traveling nonstop between San Francisco or Los Angeles International airports and New York's John F. Kennedy International. Passengers must be members of American's frequent flier program, known as AAdvantage.