American Airlines Miles Soon More Useful – Tons More American Airlines Flights Are Coming to the Caribbean

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American Airlines Miles Soon More Useful – Tons More American Airlines Flights Are Coming to the Caribbean

Joseph HostetlerAmerican Airlines Miles Soon More Useful – Tons More American Airlines Flights Are Coming to the CaribbeanMillion Mile Secrets Team

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American Airlines miles are a hot commodity right now.  American Airlines seems to be making more award seats available on their flights, and creating big discounts on some of existing routes (we saw flights to Europe for just 9,000 miles one-way last week!).  If you want to know all the ins and outs to getting huge value with your miles, read this post!  And if you want to stay on top of the latest travel deals and discounts, subscribe to our newsletter.

Here’s some more good news.  American Airlines has launched 8 new nonstop flights to various Caribbean islands!  So you’ve got all KINDS of ways to leave the cold behind.

Saint Lucia Is My Favorite Caribbean Island (So Far!) – and You Can Get there With American Airlines Miles

More American Airlines Award Seats to the Caribbean

The Caribbean is not only beautiful, it can be an absolute steal with American Airlines miles.

American Airlines charges 15,000 miles one-way to fly from the US to the Caribbean.  But you can book an award flight for just 12,500 miles each way when you book “off-peak” dates, which are from September 7 to November 14, and April 27 to May 20.

That means if you open a card like the CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Mastercard®, you’ll have almost enough for 3 round-trip flights to the Caribbean after you complete the minimum spend and earn the welcome bonus!  I used these off-peak dates to fly to Barbados from Cincinnati for 25,000 miles round-trip.

Plus, as of December 22, 2018, American Airlines now operates the following routes on Saturday:

  • Charlotte to North Eleuthera and Abaco (Bahamas)
  • Dallas to Aruba
  • Miami to St. Vincent
  • Chicago to Aruba, Grand Cayman, Nassau, and Providenciales

American Airlines has also recently increased their service from Miami to:

  • Barbados
  • Curacao
  • Grand Bahama
  • Puerto Plata
  • Port of Spain
  • Santo Domingo
  • Saint Lucia

More flights means more seats.  And more seats means more opportunities to use our American Airlines miles for a free vacation!

American Airlines also plans to boost its service to areas like Argentina, Hawaii, and Mexico during the winter.

Check out our Ultimate Guide to using American Airlines miles to learn how you can get the biggest bang for your American Airlines mile.  And then channel your wealth of knowledge to a fun warm destination this winter!

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You are right. Same thing happened to us last year going to Turks and Caicos.

The problem is American charges for checked bag even when using AA branded credit cards. They say the flights aren’t domestic but aren’t eligible under international 1 checked bag free either. I now fly Caribbean Airlines which gives 2 free checked bags to Caribbean.

Agree with you Mary. Just arrived from Barbados with my family yesterday and had to pay $25/checked bag times three or $75, or an additional $150 round trip as an AA cardholder.

Let’s see it.