AA Launches Discounted Economy Web Specials

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AAdvantage has launched a new class of awards, the “Economy Web Special” award. The awards are available on select city pairings, and prices start from 5,000 miles for one-way awards in the main cabin. The awards will not replace the AA Reduced Mileage Awards.

Changes coming to American AAdvantage frequent flyer program

Key Terms

  • “Economy Web Special Awards” can be found through a redeem mile booking
  • Prices start from 5,000 miles for one-way main cabin awards
  • Awards are not subject to basic economy limitations
  • You can still book your seat at the time of making a booking
  • Executive Platinum can request an upgrade by adding themselves to the upgrade list

Web Special Routes

AA has announced the “Economy Web Special” awards are valid on 17 city pairings. Most of the destinations are relatively close from each other (under 500 miles flights), although there are some longer city pairings:

  • Austin (AUS) to/from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Boston (BOS) to/from Greensboro, NC (GSO)
  • Charlotte (CLT) to/from Orlando-Melbourne (MLB)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from Brownsville South Padre Island (BRO)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from Corpus Christi (CRP)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from McAllen (MFE)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from New Orleans (MSY)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to/from Wichita (ICT)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to/from Honolulu (HNL)
  • Las Vegas (LAS) to/from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) to/from Portland (PDX)
  • Orlando (MCO) to/from Baltimore (BWI)
  • Orlando (MCO) to/from Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Phoenix (PHX) to/from Honolulu (HNL)
  • Phoenix (PHX) to/from Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Phoenix (PHX) to/from Long Beach (LGB)

Restrictions On AA Economy Web Specials

The program is subject to certain restrictions and bookings cannot be changed. While AA has not stated exactly what can’t be changed, we assume it’s a broad-ranging statement, and no changes can be made.

You can cancel your bookings and have your miles reinstated; however, fees will apply. To have your miles reinstated, you will pay $150 for the first passenger, and a further $25 for each additional passenger on the reservation. If you hold AAdvantage Executive Platinum, you will be exempt from the reinstatement fee.

Our Take

The introduction of these awards is welcome, although they are not exactly show-stopping. Booking an award for 5,000 miles that would normally cost you 7,500 miles is a welcome discount but is a little underwhelming. If you happen to be able to use one of the 17 pairings, then the Economy Web Specials awards are useful. Otherwise, you will probably have to wait for AA to add other pairings.

Source: The Points Guy

AA Launches Discounted Economy Web Specials
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