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This promotion has ended, however, you can check out the Current AA Reduced Mileage Awards promo or see our guide to booking AA Reduced Mileage Awards.

American Airlines/Citibank co-branded credit card holders have long enjoyed a little-known benefit: the Reduced Mileage Awards. The value of these awards depends on the type of 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

Overview Of AA Reduced Mileage Awards

These awards are relatively easy to take advantage of, but they do require a little effort for the savings:

  • Discount is valid for one-way and roundtrip MileSAAver awards
  • Bookings must be made by November 30, 2018
  • Travel dates are October 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019
  • Travel must originate in the 48 contiguous US
  • 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

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

October 2018

  • Amarillo, TX
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Fargo, ND
  • Jackson, MS
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Waco, TX

November 2018

  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Dayton, OH
  • Longview, TX
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mobile, AL
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Wichita Falls, TX

December 2018

  • Aspen, CO
  • Austin, TX
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Garden City, KS
  • Monterey, CA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Savannah, GA

January 2019

  • Albany, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Burbank, CA
  • Houston-Intercontinental, TX
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vail / Eagle, CO
  • West Palm Beach, FL

How To Leverage AA Reduced Mileage Awards

Depending on the card you hold, you can be eligible for either:

  • A discount of 7,500 miles for roundtrip flights over 500 miles, or 2,000 miles for flights less than 500 miles
  • A discount of 5,000 miles for roundtrip flights over 500 miles, and 1,000 miles for flights less than 500 miles

Leveraging an AA Reduced Mileage Award is relatively straightforward (See our guide to booking AA Reduced Mileage Awards). Once you have determined the level of your discount, discount code, and destination (from the full list of participating airports), you can call AA reservations on 1-800-882-8880 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. With this month’s travel window covering the main holiday period of the year, you should have a good look at the awards and see if they match up with your holiday travel plans.

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.

AA Reduced Mileage Awards October 2018 Through January 2019
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