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Save up to 7,500 Miles: New American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards!

Save up to 7,500 Miles: New American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards!

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Via The Points Guy, the new list of American Airlines reduced mileage award cities is out.

You could save up to 7,500 American Airlines miles on round-trip coach award tickets to certain cities in the US like Aspen, Austin, Cleveland, Denver, and Jackson Hole.

This deal is good when you book by November 30, 2016, and travel by January 31, 2017.

American Reduced Mileage Awards
Travel to Wonderful Jackson Hole, Wyoming for Less With American Airlines Reduced Mileage Award Flights!

I’ll explain how the deal works!

American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards

Link:   American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards

American Airlines has released their latest list of reduced mileage awards to certain cities for travel through January 31, 2017.

You’ll save up to 7,500 American Airlines miles round-trip and 3,750 American Airlines miles one-way with these cards:

And the following cards get you a 5,000 mile discount on a round-trip award ticket (or 2,500 miles on a one-way award ticket):

  • Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Blue MasterCard (not available for new sign-ups)
  • Citi Gold AAdvantage American Express, MasterCard, or Visa (not available for new sign-ups)

Note:   You’ll get a smaller discount on flights less than 500 miles.

With many of the American Airlines cards you need for this offer, you’ll get a 10% rebate when you book award tickets (up to 10,000 miles per year)!

Some of these cards are no longer offered.  But existing cardholders can get the discount.

How to Book This Deal

You can NOT get the mileage discount by booking online.

To book, you’ll need to:

  • Be a primary cardholder for any of the American Airlines cards mentioned earlier
  • Search for low-level awards by logging into your American Airlines account
  • Call American Airlines at 800-882-8880 to book your flight by November 30, 2016 and travel by January 31, 2017.  You will NOT get the discount if you book online.

Unless you have elite status with American Airlines, you’ll be charged a $75 fee for award tickets booked less than 21 days before departure.

Bottom Line

American Airlines credit cardholders can save up to 7,500 American Airlines miles on low-level American Airlines award tickets to select cities.  This deal is good when you book by November 30, 2016, and travel by January 31, 2017.

There are 78 airports eligible for this deal.  I’d recommend taking a look because you can make travel plans to places like Vail or Las Vegas.

Be sure to check alternative airlines because you might save even more on certain flights using British Airways Avios points or Southwest points.

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Could you tell me who the process works if I book an airfare using reduced mileage awards points and i decide to cancel or change the dates? Do I pay money? Lose my pts? pay more points? Or are they as easy to work with like SW and just put it ALL back into my account immediately to use later. I just spent 20 min talking to Customer service at AA but rather have another source of info....someone who is in the travel hustle. Thanks!

Headed to Jackson Hole with this deal, good find!

When I check online , the codes all said T , not TD8X7C / AVM99. Does that mean that when I call , it will not be eligible?


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@judyg - If it is on the list, it should be possible to book it.