Deal alert: AA fares as low as $40 one-way

Apr 15, 2021

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It’s been an exciting month for American Airlines, as the carrier is celebrating two major milestones. American is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its frequent flyer program — so until May 3, win (free!) instant prizes from Admirals Club memberships and day passes, AAdvantage miles and more.

And today — April 15, 2021 — American is celebrating its 95th birthday. To celebrate, you can find fares under $95, and as low as $40 one-way. You’ll need to book by tonight for travel through the end of May.

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Airline: American Airlines
Routes: Between DFW/PHL/MIA/LAX/ORD/CLT/PHX/JFK/TPA/FLL/MCO and more
Cost: From $40 to $95 one-way
Dates: Book by April 15 for travel until the end of May
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige® Card (5x on airfare), Citi Premier® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

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Here are some examples of flights you might find discounted as part of the sale:

Dallas (DFW) and Chicago (ORD) for $40 one-way in Main Cabin

Miami (MIA) and New York (JFK) for $40 one-way in Main Cabin

Los Angeles (LAX) to Miami (MIA) for $59 one-way in Main Cabin

Chicago (ORD) to Las Vegas (LAS) for $80 one-way in Main Cabin

How to book

There are no tricks or special codes needed to find these fares.

Head to Google Flights and plug in your desired departure and destination cities. Filter your search to only show American Airlines flights. Then, use the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you and then click through to book with the airline directly or an OTA such as Expedia or Priceline.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier® Card, Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this guide for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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