Back in June, Citi made a few changes to their AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Awards program. One tweak was that they started listing their AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Award destinations by the month instead of by the quarter, so now they’re providing an updated list every other month.
But the big change they made is that they now allow one-way Reduced Mileage Awards to or from any city on the list.
This means that you can redeem a one-way coach award for only 8,750 miles.
It also means that if you live in a city that’s on the list, then with these new one-way awards you can fly to any destination in the US and save miles.
Also, Citi AAdvantage Reduced Mileage awards also qualify for the 10% mileage rebate benefit (up to 10,000 miles annually) that comes with the Citi AAdvantage credit card.
So, with the right card it’s possible to book a one-way award for just 7,875 AAdvantage Miles!
Anyway, Citi just released a list of reduced mileage awards destinations for October and November. If you’re planning to use some of your AAdvantage miles to visit family during Thanksgiving, now is the time to book you awards.
When you search for availability, look for dates that offer MileSAAver awards – Reduced Mileage Awards come from the same inventory. When you find the flights you want, call AAdvantage reservations to redeem your award (unfortunately, unless you have Executive Platinum status or an AAirpass, there’s a $25 award service charge per person).
There are lots of great destinations: New York, D.C., Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, New Orleans, and (my sentimental favorite) Oklahoma City.
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