American Airlines just received FlyerTalk’s top award of best airline reward program in 2014. AA has great award ticket availability and seat redemption options that are even better when you take advantage of their MileSAAver off-peak dates. American Airlines’ award chart displays the amount of miles needed for an off-peak award ticket that can save you up to 20,000 miles round trip on flights to South America and Europe. The MileSAAver off-peak award tickets are only available for economy seating and they make American Airlines a very desirable reward program when other airlines are devaluing their programs and making it more difficult to earn and redeem points.
Off-Peak Dates by Region from North America:
Hawaii: January 12 – March 13; August 22 – Dec. 15 17,500 miles each way, normally 22,500 each way
The Caribbean and Mexico: September 7 – November 14 12,500 miles each way, normally 17,500 each way
Central America, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela: January 16 – June 14; September 7 – Nov. 14 15,000 miles each way, normally 17,500 each way
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay: March 1 – May 31; August 16 – November 30 20,000 miles each way, normally 30,000 each way
Europe: October 15 – May 15 20,000 miles each way, normally 30,000 each way
Japan and South Korea: October 1 – April 30 25,000 miles each way, normally 32,500 each way
Quick Way to Earn AAdvantage Miles:
I just received my Citi Executive AAdvantage World MasterCard that has a lucrative sign up bonus of 100,000 points when you spend $10,000 in 3 months. I’ve already managed to spend over $3,000 in the first week thanks to manufactured spending of Amazon Payments and Vanilla Reloads that you can learn more about here. After the $10,000 spend, I will have 110,000 AAdvantage points at my disposal that would be good for a couple of round trip award off-peak tickets to Europe and a round trip ticket to Central America and much of South America! This deal may go away at any time, so if you’re thinking about getting this card do it now before you regret missing out.
I really like the value of AAdvantage points and one can really leverage and maximize their points when utilizing these off-peak award tickets. Not too many people are aware of some of the great options like free stopovers and off-peak award tickets, so start earning those AAdvantage points and travel for free like me. If the 100,000 point Citi credit card offer is too much for you to handle, then Citi also has a 50,000 point AAdvantage sign up offer when you spend $3,000 in 3 months. Or you can get both cards like me and have even more AAdvantage points at your disposal! 🙂