Just in time! Reduced AAdvantage Mileage Awards to Hawaii

Hawaii, local style

With much of the country either digging out from under the snow or bracing for a blizzard, it might be time for a winter break.

If you’re thinking about escaping to someplace warm, here’s a chance to go to Hawaii and save some AAdvantage Miles!

Limited Time Special to Hawaii!

Participating Airline: American Airlines

Award: Reduced Mileage Offer

Limited Time Offer: Want to swim, surf, or just soak up the sun?

Book an Economy Class award for only 15,000 miles each way for travel on American Airlines between the US, Canada and Hawaii.

Offer Dates: February 8, 2013 through March 13, 2013

From the fine print:

This award special is valid for travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between the US, Canada and Hawaii on a MileSAAver Off-peak 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.

An off-peak, MileSAAver Economy Class award to Hawaii is usually 17,500 AAdvantage Miles one-way, 35,000 miles round-trip. So with this offer you’re saving 2,500 miles one-way and 5,000 miles round-trip.

If you have a Citi AAdvantage card you’ll also get a 10% rebate for your mileage redemption – up to 10,000 mile per year – so you’re redeeming for net 27,000 miles round-trip.

These awards can’t be booked online, you’ll have to call AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, to get them ticketed. Because of this, a $25 ticketing service charge will apply (waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum members) and be aware that there’s a $75 AAdvantage Award Processing fee for awards issued less than 21 days prior to departure (it’s waived for AAdvantage Executive Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Gold members using miles from their account).

Go here for complete details.

If you’re in the path of the storm or traveling this weekend, stay safe and stay warm!

Photo: Breakfast, Hawaiian style at Koa Pancake House
Credit: Bert Kimura on Flickr



    • @ Dave – It’s from all markets. Go online and search for an award from DC.

      If you find availability at the MileSAAver off peak level (17,500), call the AAdvantage reservations desk. They should be able to book that same seat for 15,000 miles.

      Because these are reduced mileage awards you won’t be able to see them online.

    • @ Bill H – That’s correct. But with 3 feet of snow, the 7 hours in coach doesn’t sound so bad. 🙂

  1. Im not really impressed. 5k discount. You can get to hawaii from the west coast cheaper on Avios. Where are the real bargains like the 35k RT to tahiti on ATN back in ’08? Now that was a steal.

  2. So basically, you spend 2500 miles less and have to pay up to $25 in fees. How is that a good deal? Are you kidding with this? Or do you purposefully misguide your audience?

    • @ Sean – I just got off the phone with the AAdvantage EXP desk and the agent told me that you have to begin your return travel on or before March 13, 2013.

      @ AMuller396 – The value of the offer is probably directly proportionate to where you live, how cold it is, and how many AA miles you have in your account: on the east coast it’s probably more attractive than it is from the west. 🙂

      @ Minos – I mentioned the fees and even underlined them in the post. Whether or not you have to pay them depends upon your AAdvantage Elite status.

  3. really it is nothing to write home about, 2.5K miles saved is really no motivator to plan an additional trip. and 15K to Hawaii is really not that great when you can do Guam for 12.5K and route via HNL (on UA)

  4. The AAdvantage FB guys wrote “As this award is currently only available by calling Reservations, we are waiving the Reservation Service Charge.”

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