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American Airlines & Citibank/Barclays co-branded credit card holders have long enjoyed a little-known benefit: Reduced Mileage Awards. The value of these awards depends on the specific AA co-branded credit card you hold, your destination and class of service. Discounts range from 1,000 to 7,500 miles roundtrip.

AA Reduced Mileage Award

Easy to Use, but Requires a Phone Call:

  • Discount is valid for one-way and round-trip MileSAAver awards
  • Bookings must be made by May 31, 2018
  • Travel dates are April 1 through July 31, 2018
  • Award travel must originate in the 48 contiguous United States
  • The offer applies to various destinations on AA’s schedule, which are updated every month — full list of participating destinations
  • Bookings need to be made via AA reservations (1-800-882-8880), or through an AA travel center. (phone booking fees are waived in this instance)

Participating Airports

A complete list of airports is available, and there are plenty of options across the country. Destinations include:

April 2018

  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Charleston, WV (CRW)
  • Salt Lake City, UT (SLC)
  • Tulsa, OK (TUL)
  • Monterey, CA (MRY)
  • Springfield, IL (SPI)

May 2018

  • New Haven, CT (HVN)
  • Houston-Intercontinental, TX (IAH)
  • Indianapolis, IN (IND)
  • Orange County, CA (SNA)
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
  • Wichita Falls, TX (SPS)

June 2018

  • Long Beach, CA (LGB)
  • Dayton, OH (DAY)
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (MSP)
  • Oakland, CA (OAK)
  • San Antonio, TX (SAT)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (OKC)

July 2018

  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)
  • Tampa, FL (TPA)
  • Atlanta, GA (ATL)
  • Charleston, SC (CHS)
  • Memphis, TN (MEM)
  • Savannah, GA (SAV)
  • San Jose, CA (SJC)

Keep in mind that the list of airports is extensive, and these are just some of the options. Some destinations are only participating in one month of the promotion, while others are participating in all four months of the promotion.

How to leverage AA Reduced Mileage Awards

To take advantage of the offer you need to follow a few simple steps. First, you need to determine what discount you are eligible for depending on the co-branded card you hold. Holders of the following cards will receive a discount of 7,500 miles for flights over 500 miles, or 2,000 miles for flights less than 500 miles:

Alternatively, holders of the following cards will receive a discount of 5,000 miles for flights over 500 miles, and 1,000 miles for flights less than 500 miles:

Once you have found your eligible discount, you need to find your appropriate discount code, which depends on the class of service you want:

AA Reduced Mileage Award - class of service and find the award code - April 2018

Finally, before you can book your flight, you need to confirm that your destination is participating in your desired month of travel. Once confirmed call 800-882-8880 to complete your reservation.

Our Take

AA Reduced Mileage Awards are a little-known benefit of being a Citi/AA co-branded cardmember. The fact that they're not bookable online and that destinations change regularly make it something that we're confident most people don't use, which is a shame. Although this with the current promo covering some of the summer, it is well worth checking out in case it covers any planned vacation.

If you have an eligible AA co-branded credit card, make sure you bookmark AA Reduced Mileage Awards and give it a quick check before you look to redeem your miles. Even though AA typically charges a booking fee for phone bookings, they'll waive it for these awards as you cannot book them online.

Source:  AA Reduced Mileage Awards

AA Reduced Mileage Awards April Through July 2018
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