AAdvantage’s Reduced Mileage Awards for Travel Oct. – Jan.

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American Airlines AAdvantage periodically releases a list of discounted domestic sAAver level awards to cities all around the country called Reduced Mileage Awards. The maximum these awards are discounted is 7,500 miles roundtrip. The exact discount you receive depends on which AAdvantage credit card you have.

The latest list is good for travel in October through January. There are tons of cities discounted–in January in particular.

Cards That Give Access to Reduced Mileage Awards

Any Citi or Barclays credit card co-branded with AAdvantage gets access to Reduced Mileage Awards.

The following cardholders get 7,500 mile discounts on roundtrip awards that fly a distance more than 500 miles in each direction:

  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Visa®
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® American Express®
  • CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Select Visa®
  • CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Select MasterCard®
  • CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
  • AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite MasterCard®
  • AAdvantage® Aviator® Red MasterCard®
  • AAdvantage® Aviator® Business MasterCard®

Lower tier AAdvantage cards with cheaper annual fees get lower discounts. You can see the full list here.

The New Reduced Mileage Awards List

There are tons of cities in the contiguous 48 United States as well as Canada on the list.

Here are some interesting destinations on the list for…

October

  • Aspen, CO
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Jackson Hole, WY
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Vail/Eagle, CO
  • West Palm Beach, FL

November

  • Burlington, VT
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Savannah, GA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

December 

  • Asheville, NC
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Burlington, VT
  • Charleston, SC
  • Detroit, MI
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • West Palm Beach, FL

January

  • Asheville, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Burlington, VT
  • Charleston, SC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Eugene, OR
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Hilton Head Island, SC
  • Houston, TX
  • Ithaca, NY
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Monterey, CA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Orange County, CA
  • Raleigh / Durham, NC
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Wilmington, NC

And there are tons more! See the entire list here.

How to Book

Make sure you find sAAver level award availability. This is the green award space on the award calendar on aa.com, and also the cheapest.

You’ll need to call 1-800-882-8880 number to book and feed the agent your desired travel date, city pair, and cabin, as well as the discount code for your specific class of service and origin/destination.

FYI…

One of the cards in the list above with access to the highest discounts on Reduced Mileage Awards, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard® , has a temporarily elevated 75k sign up bonus offer that ends after today. It’s got a hefty annual fee of $450, so read Increased 75k Bonus for the AAdvantage Executive Card to learn if it’s right for you.

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Bottom Line

Reduced Mileage Awards a great way to book domestic awards on American Airlines for less miles, and are a perk I bet a lot of you that already have co-branded AAdvantage cards didn’t know about.

There are tons of destinations on the latest list, especially for travel in January. Take that ski trip you’ve been dreaming of and spend less miles to get there!

Hat tip Mommy Points


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Do you have to book it with your AAdvantage card to get the discount, or is it like the 10% miles back where it posts to your account regardless of what card you used to pay for the redmption booking?

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