According to my math, if you use AAdvantage points to fly to Japan 3 times, you get enough points to fly back once more. But it's even less if you have a Citi card. Apparently just once. Please help check my math? * Get Citi AAdvantage, get 30,000 bonus points * Ask for a secret "platinum challenge" for $250 (google: "AAdvantage challenge") * Fly to Japan once, for $1400 **** You have to find the right flight code, this part is the hardest, but I figured it out online **** Get 12,500 miles **** Get platinum status after you return **** Get 2800 miles because 2x miles per dollar if you use your Citi card **** Spend $5000 on your citi card, get last 5000 miles (you have to spend $1000 already to get the 30k) === Fly to Japan again for free using 25K + 25K points. * Fly to Japan again, for $1100, get 25,000 miles (platinum bonus is 100%) * Fly to Japan again, for $1100, get 25,000 miles (platinum bonus is 100%) === You have the 50,000 points to fly to Japan a 3rd time! Is my math right? > Is my mileage between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD) right?