Mileage Run Opportunity: $206.20 nets 6,164 American EQMs SFO-LAX-ORD-MSY

American Airlines has a fare out there today in the San Francisco to New Orleans market that nets 6,164 elite qualifying miles. Here are the details:

[Edited 12:18pm PDT 10/14/11: This fare has been removed]

Routing: San Francisco to New Orleans via Los Angeles and Chicago

Travel period: Through end-of-schedule

Fare basis: QA07ERP1 (7-day advance purchase)

Fare: $206.20 all-in

Elite Qualifying Miles earned: 6,164

Cents-per-mile (CPM): 3.35

Example itinerary:

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Visit my Mileage Running 101 Part 1 and Part 2 posts to get step-by-step instructions on how I found this fare and created the routing.


  1. could you give me step by step in booking this? Last time i read another great mileage run but wasn’t able to find the exact one… Can you go from LAX on this one?

    • Hi Sil,
      I’ve updated the post to include links to my Mileage Running 101 posts that will hopefully make it clearer. As far as actually booking it, I’d go to American’s website and click on the “Multi-City” link to enter each unique segment in. No, this fare is only valid out of SFO, no love for LAX.

  2. Thanks.. Hope you post good mileage runs from LAX in the future. I missed one from LAX because I didn’t know how to do it. I would love to go to MSY

    • I absolutely will post LAX runs, as I’m LAX-based. I just started this category on my blog and will be including great deals I find across all origins.

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