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1,000 American Airlines & British Airway Miles & A Movie Recommendation

UPDATE: Looks like OneWorld has pulled the 1,000 point language from the site, so more than likely they aren’t giving the 1,000 point bonus anymore. : (

OneWorld alliance launched a game today that will get you 1,000 miles per an account.

Although it technically is for the first 20,000 people, there was a glitch this afternoon in which the site wasn’t working properly. After a barrage of angry tweets, it seems like the site is back up and working. Although it was suppose to cap at 20,000 contestants, I just did it and it still seems to be working fine.

I suspect that OneWorld will honor this promotion past the first 20,000 people due to the errors this afternoon and the fact that the game is still up and running.

The promotion is free and takes all of 3 minutes to complete.


You can register multiple frequent flyer programs for this promotion. So you can play once, and put down your American Airlines number, and then play again and put down you British Airway number, etc.

The following airlines are participating:

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • LAN
  • Qantas
  • Royal Jordanian
  • Siberia Airlines


So taking my own advice, this past week I signed up for Netflix to get 3,000 AA miles for $8. While I was working on some upcoming blog posts this weekend, I randomly picked a movie on Netflix and had it playing in the background.

The movie I randomly picked was called Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. WOW! What an amazing movie!

It is about this Australian guy that comes to the U.S and road trips across America for 60 days trying to lose weight and learn more about why we are so overweight.

I am sure there are a bunch of us (myself included) that made New Years Resolutions to lose weight back on January 1, 2012 and yet after 2 short months we are back to our same old bad habits.

If you need motivation to lose weight or get back in shape, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU WATCH THIS MOVIE!

While Frequent Flyer University is obviously a blog about frequent flying, I also like talk about financial health (ie Credit Scores), but sometimes it is also important to occasionally talk about personal health.

The other interesting thing about this movie is that the main character, Joe Cross, is an Australian Road Warrior who is obviously a frequent flyer because in his cartoon montage, he included a Qantas A380 complete with First Class seats and the Bathroom Suite (although I’m not sure if Qantas’s A380s have the Emirates A380 bathrooms).

I know there are a lot of Road Warriors out there that spend most of their days either up in the air or at hotels, where dining decisions are based on whatever is most convenient. While I wish I had a job where I could travel and collect all those miles, I can only imagine the impact such a lifestyle has on your health.

Anyways at a minimum, I hope you take 2 minutes to watch the trailer! I promise that you won’t be disappointed and you will probably want to visit Sydney after viewing it!

If you want to watch the full movie, it is conveniently on Hulu for free, or if you took part in the Netflix deal then you can also find it on there.

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead Trailer

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead on Hulu

If you have seen the movie before or have tried any of his methods, please comment and let me know what you think!



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  1. Where does this OneWorld game say anything about getting free miles for playing? All I see is it saying you are entered in for the round the world trip.

  2. Did you get to the end where you enter in your mileage number. It showed up for me. Maybe they capped it? I’ll investigate.

  3. Any chance you can turn on time stamps on your blog? Would love to see what time you post instead of just the broad date.

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