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[Expired] American Airlines Offering Award Tickets From Just 5,000 Miles One-Way

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American Airlines has sent emails to members of its AAdvantage loyalty program alerting them to a sale the airline is running on select award flights.

With the sale, you can book certain one-way flights from just 5,000 AAdvantage miles each way.

Let’s take a look at all the details of this exciting sale!

Book American Airlines Flights From 5k Miles

From now through January 31, 2024, you can book select flights at discounted rates for travel all the way through March 6, 2025. The sale applies to flights within the continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada.

Here are some further details of this promotion that you should be aware of:

  • All mileage rates are subject to availability and could change
  • The offer cannot be applied retroactively or applied to existing reservations
  • Must purchase at least 14 days in advance
  • Promotional rates are valid only for flights operated by American Airlines or American Eagle
  • Basic Economy non-refundable fares are eligible for the promotion, but note that seats will not be assigned until check-in

You can access the promotion page here. From this page, you can see which itineraries are eligible for promotional pricing and proceed to book your flights.

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Nashville (BNA) for 5,000 AAdvantage miles and $11:

AA BWI BNA
Image Credit: American Airlines

Note that the above itineraries involve a connection, but that’s a small inconvenience considering you’re getting a flight for just 5,000 miles.

Fly from Milwaukee (MKE) to Phoenix (PHX) for 6,000 AAdvantage miles plus $6:

AA MKE PHX
Image Credit: American Airlines

Fly from Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) to New York (JFK) for 7,000 AAdvantage miles plus $6:

AA DFW JFK
Image Credit: American Airlines

There are numerous routes involved in this promotion, including many warm-weather destinations, which would make a perfect excuse to escape from the bitter cold that many areas of the country are currently experiencing. In addition, the travel window is quite generous, allowing you to make multiple bookings for future trips.

If you have existing award travel booked with American Airlines, it’s worth checking to see if you can book the same flights with these promotional rates. If the availability is there, you can cancel existing tickets, have your miles refunded, and rebook at the discounted rates.

If you want to make the most of this great sale, use an American Airlines co-branded credit card that offers generous rewards for your American Airlines purchases.

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Final Thoughts

American Airlines is offering an excellent sale for award travel. If you book by January 31, you can book award tickets at heavily discounted rates to many destinations around the continental United States and Canada for travel through March 6, 2025.

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Nick’s passion for points began as a hobby and became a career. He worked for over 5 years at The Points Guy and has contributed to Business Insider and CNN. He has 14 credit cards and continues to leverage the perks of each.

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