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[Expired] [Award Alert] Book American Flights From 5,000 Miles One-Way

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Update:The offer mentioned below has expired and is no longer available.

Starting today, American is launching a limited-time flash sale for AAdvantage members. With the promotion, you can book select domestic and short-haul international one-way flights from just 5,000 AAdvantage miles.

Let’s take a closer look at the details.

American Airlines Flash Sale

American is releasing 500,000 one-way Main Cabin seats starting at just 5,000 miles. The Dallas-based carrier says that the promotion is the “biggest AAdvantage miles redemption offer yet.”

Booking Window: The offer is valid for reservations made from March 5, 2024, through March 15, 2024

Travel Window: Travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from April 2, 2024, through May 29, 2024. 

You can access the promotion page to see which itineraries are eligible for promotional pricing and to book your flights.

Sample city pairs starting at 5,000 miles:

  • Charlotte (CLT) – San Diego (SAN)
  • Chicago (ORD) – Orlando (MCO)
  • Chicago (ORD) – Palm Springs (PSP)
  • Dallas (DFW) – Grand Cayman (GCM)
  • Dallas (DFW) – Punta Cana (PUJ)
  • Dallas (DFW) – Vail (EGE)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Cabo San Lucas (SJD)
  • Los Angeles (LAX) – Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • Miami (MIA – Barbados (BGI)
  • New York (LGA) – Aruba (AUA)
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Washington, D.C. (DCA) – Key West (EYW)
American Airlines aircraft at MIA
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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 exists, 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.

Hot Tip:

Looking to get more AAdvantage miles for the next deal? Read our complete guide to earning AAdvantage miles.

Final Thoughts

American Airlines is offering an excellent sale for spring award travel. If you book by March 15 (or while availability remains), you can book award tickets at heavily discounted rates to many destinations in the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean for travel through May 29.

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Chris is a freelance writer and editor with a focus on timely travel trends, points and miles, hot new hotels, and all things that go (he’s a proud aviation geek and transit nerd). Formerly full-time at The Points Guy, his work can now be found at AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, and Lonely Planet, among others

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