Cathay Pacific Awards Now Bookable Online with American Miles

American Airlines has added the ability to book Cathay Pacific partner awards on AA.com. This is the third major partner added to American’s online search in the past few months, making it one of the best search tools for Oneword availability. Although this is great news for most, those who have been quietly booking Cathay tickets by phone will now have far more competition for these awards.

AA Reduced Mileage Awards August–November 2019

American Airline’s Reduced Mileage Awards have been updated through November of 2019. AA Flyers with one of the co-branded American Airlines credit cards from Citibank or Barclays can save up to 7,500 miles on round-trip flights to/from any of 185 airports on the list.

AA Reduced Mileage Awards December 2017 Through March 2018

American Airlines/Citibank co-branded credit card holders have long enjoyed a little-known benefit: 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.

AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® Limited-Time Signup Bonus – 50,000 Miles

The signup bonus on the AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard® is 50,000 bonus miles. This 25% increase over the previous 40,000 mile standard bonus offers some solid value for the card especially if you consider that the bonus miles are awarded after the first billing statement where you make just one transaction, has an annual fee of only $95, and is also eligible for the top tier discounts with AA reduced mileage awards.

Sweet Spots with American Airlines AAdvantage Awards

The adjustments to American’s award chart and a switch to revenue based earning across American and partner airlines has made it harder to extract top value from AA miles. The silver lining is that American remains a founding member of oneworld® alliance, providing AAdvantage members access to fantastic partner airlines that offer superior hard products and access to every region of the world.