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If you have an eligible AAdvantage® credit card, American Airlines has released reduced mileage awards for April – July, 2017. The discount you’ll receive varies from 1,000 miles to 7,500 miles depending on the card that you have, the route and the class of service you want to book. This may be of interest to some who are planning on redeeming some American miles. This promotion is a little complicated because there are a couple different scenarios, so check out the full details on their site for more info.
American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards
Reduced mileage awards offer eligible AAdvantage® cardmembers a discount when redeeming American Airlines AAdvantage® miles for one-way or roundtrip MileSAAver awards to select destinations.
Depending on the eligible AAdvantage® credit card that you have, the MileSAAver mileage discount is: 5,000 round-trip / 2,500 one-way or 7,500 round-trip / 3,750 one-way, if your travel booked is greater than 500 miles in distance. Refer to your cardmember agreement.
Depending on the eligible AAdvantage® credit card that you have, the MileSAAver mileage discount is: 1,000 round-trip / 500 one-way or 2,000 round-trip / 1,000 one-way, if your travel booked is less than or equal to 500 miles in distance. Refer to your cardmember agreement.
This offer is for eligible AAdvantage® cardmembers of the cards listed in Step 1 (“eligible cardmembers”).
Discount valid for one-way and roundtrip MileSAAver awards only. Destinations are updated every other month. Discount valid on Premium and Main Cabin travel on American Airlines and American Eagle® where applicable, including:
- Business Class on flights offering 3 classes of service
- First Class on flights offering 2 classes of service
- Awards may be booked effective April 1, 2017 – May 31, 2017
- Awards are valid for travel April 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017
- Awards must be claimed by May 31, 2017
- Award travel must originate in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada
Redemption of reduced mileage awards apply only to miles used from the Primary cardmember’s AAdvantage® account and for bookings made by phone through American Airlines Reservations, at the airport or through a travel center.
- Call American Airlines Reservations at 1-800-882-8880 (reservation service charge waived)
- Book through a travel center ($35 for travel within the U.S. and $45 for international travel)
These charges will be waived for Executive Platinum elite members using miles from their account.
Note: A $75 fee will be charged for award tickets booked less than 21 days before departure. This charge will be waived for AAdvantage® Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, Platinum and Gold elite members using miles from their account.
Check this out if you have an eligible AAdvantage® credit card. American Airlines is offering reduced mileage awards depending on what you choose. Could be helpful to some trying to use American miles.
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