Ski Destinations on the January Citi AAdvantage Reduced Mileage Awards List

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One of the perks of having the co-branded American Airlines Citi cards are the reduced mileage award destinations that come out on a regular basis. Currently there are lists out for October, November, December, and January.  Some versions of the co-branded American Airlines credit cards are eligible for a 5,000 mile discount, and some are eligible for a 7,500 mile discount on round trip awards.  You can also get a discount on one-way awards.  Get your card out and compare it to the ones on these lists to see what your discount is if you are interested in these awards.

Reduced Mileage Awards

Keep in mind that this will stack with getting 10% of your redeemed miles back, up to 10,000 miles per year with some of the co-branded cards.  This means that you could potentially fly something like Miami – Vancouver round trip for just 17,500 American Airlines miles thanks to the reduced award list, plus once you get 10% of the miles back you are down to a “cost” of 15,750 American miles.

I’ve been meaning to post a reminder about this card benefit for a while now, but a helpful reader named Anita sent me an email today pointing out that several nice ski destinations were on the December and January lists, so that prompted me to go ahead and write about it now!

Here is a sampling of some of the ski cities on the December and January lists:



Gunnison/Crested Butte

Jackson Hole

Steamboat Springs



Here are the instructions on how to take advantage of the reduced mileage awards:

  1. Look for your card on the reduced mileage list and keep the Award Code on hand.
  2. Choose your destination in your preferred month of travel from our list.
  3. Check MileSAAver awards to find the flight dates and times that work for you.
  4. When you are ready to book, call American Airlines AAdvantage® Reservations at 1-800-882-8880. (Please note a fee of $35 may apply.* See terms and conditions for details.

Do you see any reduced mileage award cities that will work for your travel plans?

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  1. Nice list. It looks like the phone booking fee is “only” $25 (it’s $35 to book at the airport). On a semi-related note, there is good availability on US Airways to Zurich for 35K miles round trip (30K if you have their card) from Jan 15 to the end of Feb.

  2. Gotcha… so AA is sorta like IHG point break.. thx again MP.

    Do you have a post as to how to book using BA/Avios points for short haul. I see DFW to DEN for only 9,000 RT. And do you have a list of where we can go from IAH for 9,000 BA short haul?

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