American AAdvantage Discounted Awards To Los Angeles and Las Vegas

American is running a promotion at the moment whereby they’re offering discounted award tickets for domestic travel to Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The promotion is valid for bookings made through February 27, 2014, and for travel through April 4, 2014. Only nonstop flights operated and marketed by American in the lower 48 states qualify for the Los Angeles version of the promotion, while the Las Vegas version of the promotion allows connections.

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Through this promotion, American is offering a 5,000 mile discount on roundtrip economy awards. They’re charging just 10,000 AAdvantage miles one-way, compared to the normal cost of 12,500 AAdvantage miles. If you have a co-branded Citi AAdvantage Visa Card you also receive up to a 10% rebate on AAdvantage award redemptions, up to 10,000 miles per year. That’s stackable with this promotion.

The full terms for the Los Angeles promotion read as follows:

This award special is valid for travel on all LAX non-stop flights marketed and operated by American Airlines from the U.S., excluding Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for MileSAAver Economy Class award. Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls, and seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. Standard AAdvantage award travel terms and conditions apply. AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any carrier imposed fees or surcharges.

And the full terms for the Las Vegas promotion read as follows:

This award special is valid for travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines from the U.S., excluding Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for MileSAAver Economy Class award. Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls, and seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. Standard AAdvantage award travel terms and conditions apply. AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any carrier imposed fees or surcharges.

While redeeming miles for domestic economy travel isn’t my preferred use of miles, I’m sure this can come in handy for many. At least the promotion is for travel to two popular cities, vs. random, smaller cities, as we’ve seen in the past.

Comments

  1. Depending on where you live the LA deal may or may not be good. If you live within 1150 miles of LA, it’s always 10,000 Avios (or less). Now, if it’d applied to connecting service to, that’d be a different story.

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