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American Airlines and Citi currently offer reduced mileage awards — the latest of which allow you to book discounted travel through March 2016. Citi AAdvantage cardholders can save up to 7,500 miles on round-trip award flights, depending on which card you have. To determine eligibility, visit AA’s website and find your card on the list of applicable cards. The cards with the best discount include the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard and the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard , as well as some of AA’s Aviator cards.

Along with the eligibility requirements, AA has also included a list of cities and their respective travel dates available at the discounted rates for booking. Not all cities are available throughout the entire period, however the vast majority seem to have at least two or three months available at the discounted rate. After determining which discount you’re eligible for, simply choose your destination and book by calling American’s customer service center (1-800-882-8880) or book in-person at an airport or ticketing office. As a general rule, it may be helpful to search for award space on your desired flight before calling customer service using AA’s website.

Jackson Hole is one of American
Jackson Hole is one of American’s destination with reduced mileage awards.

Applicable flights for the reduced rate are available to a variety of destinations, ranging from Montreal to Jackson Hole to Key West, FL — in total, there are a ton of small and large cities to choose from. For a complete list and travel dates for which these dates are available (they vary by destination), visit AA’s website.

Some cities you can visit in Q1 on a reduced mileage award:

  • Austin, TX (AUS)
  • Jackson Hole, WY (JAC)
  • Kansas City, MO (MCI)
  • Key West, FL (EYW)
  • Montreal, Quebec (YUL)
  • New Orleans, LA (MSY)
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC (RDU)
  • Vail, Colorado (EGE)
  • West Palm Beach, FL (PBI)

This current promotion includes travel dates between December 2015 and March 2016 — shortly before AA’s upcoming devaluation. Also be aware that AA should waive its $30 phone-booking fee since you cannot book these tickets online.

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