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Act Fast! Tons of Saver Level American Airlines Award Seats to Asia, Europe, & More

Act Fast!  Tons of Saver Level American Airlines Award Seats to Asia, Europe, & More

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Via View From the Wing, American Airlines has opened up lots of saver level award seats to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America!  I found months and months with available award seats every day for flights to many destinations, like Paris, Tokyo, and Zurich!

Act Fast Tons Of Saver Level American Airlines Award Seats To Asia Europe More
Team Member Harlan Just Booked a Saver Business Class Award to Tokyo for Cherry Blossom Season!

Here’s what you need to know!

American Airlines Saver Awards Are Back (For Now)

For a while now, it’s been very hard for folks in the miles & points community to book cheap award flights on American Airlines.  You’ve had to spend double or triple the miles for some flights by booking American Airlines’ “AAnytime” awards.

But now, both coach and Business Class award seats are wide open to many places around the world!  For example, I found plenty of available seats from:

  • Dallas to Rio de Janeiro
  • Chicago to Tokyo
  • Los Angeles to Rome

Tons of seats are also available from smaller airports, like Indianapolis and Oklahoma City.

Act Fast Tons Of Saver Level American Airlines Award Seats To Asia Europe More
A Sea of Green on the American Airlines Website!

And American Airlines charges even fewer miles when you travel to certain destinations during off-peak dates.  For example, you’ll only pay 22,500 American Airlines miles if you travel to Europe between January 10 and March 14, and November 1 and December 14.

Want more American Airlines Miles?

There are plenty of ways to earn American Airlines miles.  For example, you can transfer Starwood points to American Airlines at a 1:1 ratio.  And you’ll get a bonus 5,000 American Airlines miles when you transfer your Starwood points in increments of 20,000!

There are several credit cards that earn American Airlines miles, too.  For example:

Bottom Line

American Airlines has finally released more saver level award seats on many of their flights!  Saver award seats are wide open on flights to Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

We don’t know how long this will last, or if American Airlines will again pull them from the website.  So if you’ve been waiting to use your American Airlines miles, now is the time!

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Derek (DebrianTravels.com)

What timing! I was just working on an itinerary for next summer’s travel. Since I could not find anything on AA to use my AAdvantage miles, I wound up booking my wife and stepson with a stash of BA Avios that I had gotten from the Chase BA card (along with transferred miles…nice promotion to transfer 250 Membership Rewards points for 350 Avios versus the normal 250 Avios!). I wound up using some of my AA miles for my tickets, also on BA so I would up with a $300+ surcharge. That is still FAR cheaper than a paid business class ticket, but I have not heard good things about BA Club World. I have flown in AA business on a 777-300ER and it is probably the best transatlantic business class in which I have traveled (I don’t get to fly all the time like some of our professional blogger friends. 🙁 ). I would much preferred to have returned on AA business, though at least BA will get back to Atlanta non-stop from Heathrow whereas I would have had to connect with AA.

I’m not able to find award flights for LAX to Kuala Lumpur in December for NYE. I can find a cash flight for that route and dates, but absolutely no awards show up. What am I doing wrong??

I’ve never booked international flights with American Airlines miles before. I have just enough to book two round trip tickets to Europe with these saver prices. But every flight I look up out of the Washington DC area has over $700 in taxes and fees! I think it’s because they fly in and out of London, but I can’t find any other option. Is there a way to get around this? Thanks!

Can you fly to another city than your destination that doesn’t go in and out of London and then take a local hopper to your destination.
I also have more flexibility if I fly one way on Delta and one way on American.

Derek (DebrianTravels.com)

Second this. Travelling between cities in Europe is cheap typically. And depending on where you wind up flying, rail might be an option to get to your final destination. Last year (and again next year), to get to Paris, we took a Delta flight from Atlanta to Brussels (they had no availability into CDG out of ATL) and then took a Thalys high-speed train to Paris. Even in first class, the train ticket was only 45EUR each and the trip took only about 90 minutes, leaving from the heart of downtown and taking us right into Gare du Nord. The train ride from CDG to Gare du Nord alone would have taken about 40 minutes!