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Every quarter American Airlines has a new selection of destinations you can visit on a reduced mileage award, if you happen to have one of their AAdvantage Citibank cards. I know that many of us have one (or more) AAdvantage Citibank cards, so I wanted to point out that the list for January – March 2012 is available. For the available destinations you can obtain a coach or first class round-trip ticket for 5,000 – 7,500 fewer miles than is typically required for a MilesSaver redemption. This mean that first class tickets are 42,500 – 45,000 and economy tickets are 17,500 – 20,000 round trip. The amount discounted depends on the type of AAdvantage Citibank card that you have. Go here for more information.
Some of the available cities for travel from Jan – March 2012 include: Austin, Grand Junction, Omaha, Kansas City, Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax, New Orleans, Atlanta, and Jacksonville.
- Award travel is valid for First/Business and Coach Class travel on American Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection® carrier where applicable.
- Offer valid for round trip MileSAAverSM awards only.
- The Reduced Mileage Awards may only be claimed from the primary cardmember’s Citi®/ AAdvantage® card account.
- Valid for First Class on flights with two classes of service and Business Class on flights with three classes of service.
- You must be a Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cardmember at the time the award is issued to be eligible for a Reduced Mileage Award.
- This offer is not available for Citi® / AAdvantage® credit cardmembers in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
First quarter awards are valid for round trip travel originating in the 48 contiguous United States. Booking is valid December, 2011 – March 31, 2012 for travel from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012. All travel must be completed by March 31, 2012. To claim your award, or for more information, call American Airlines AAdvantage® Reservations at 1-800-882-8880.*
I have never used the AAdvantage reduced mileage award flights, but I really love the concept. I do have currently two Citi AAdvantage cards myself, and while I will not be keeping two cards open once their annual fee becomes due, this type of deal could influence me to perhaps keep one of them open. If you are interested in getting a Citi AAdvantage card, it is listed in my top five credit card deals. The current 50,000 mile offer isn’t as good as the currently extinct 75,000 mile offer, but it isn’t too shabby.
Have you ever used your Citi AAdvantage card to get in on one of these reduced mileage awards?