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Old May 7, 13, 9:20 am   #1
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Reduced Mileage Award: 10K o/w US48-LAS, through May

Award: Reduced Mileage Offer

Travel Dates: May 7, 2013, through May 31, 2013

Enjoy Vegas! With its magnificent shows, glitzy Strip, great food and bustling casinos, Vegas has something to offer for everyone!

Book an Economy Class award for travel on American Airlines, for only 10,000 miles each way, to Vegas from the contiguous U.S. for a total saving of 5,000 miles on your round trip!

Award Special Terms and Conditions:
This award special is valid for travel on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines from the U.S., excluding Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, for MileSAAver Peak Economy Class award. Award inventory is subject to seat availability and capacity controls, and seats for award travel may not be available on all flights. Standard AAdvantage award travel terms and conditions apply. AAdvantage flight awards are subject to, and the passenger is responsible for, the September 11th Security Fee, applicable departure taxes, federal inspection fees, passenger facility charges, and any other taxes and fees imposed by a government entity (U.S. or foreign), as well as any carrier imposed fees or surcharges. View complete details on award reservations.

Link to aa.com.
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Old May 7, 13, 2:56 pm   #2
 
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Economy MileSaaver Special Award?

I happened upon something strange today:



I've never seen coach awards directly on AA's website for 10k each way instead of 12.5k.

Book now!
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Old May 7, 13, 3:39 pm   #3
 
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Appears to be specific to Las Vegas and valid for the next three weeks.

Award Type
TS10A

Sales Restrictions
TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 07MAY 13 AND ON/BEFORE 31MAY 13. SALE IS RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC AGENTS. FARES MAY ONLY BE SOLD BY AA AND MAY NOT BE SOLD BY TRAVEL AGENTS. AND - SALE IS RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC AGENTS. TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 07MAY 13 AND ON/BEFORE 31MAY 13. FARES MAY ONLY BE SOLD BY AA AND MAY NOT BE SOLD BY TRAVEL AGENTS. AND - SALE IS RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC AGENTS.

Valid to/from
BETWEEN CONTINENTAL U.S. AND LAS VEGAS
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Old May 7, 13, 7:30 pm   #4
 
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Interesting.

Actually mentioned in the Net SAAver Travel deals email I received today. Links to this AA promo page
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Old May 7, 13, 9:06 pm   #5
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Merged with the existing thread about this reduced mileage promotion. Thanks! /Moderator
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Old May 8, 13, 12:56 am   #6
 
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Cool, thanks for the heads up!
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Old May 8, 13, 1:51 am   #7
 
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Decent deal, but if anyone has Avios, and your close to the west coast, their awards may be cheaper in term of points each way.
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Old May 8, 13, 2:44 am   #8
 
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Decent deal, but if anyone has Avios, and your close to the west coast, their awards may be cheaper in term of points each way.
Nothing direct from the bay area, so 9000 Avios each way. However LAX would be just 4500 Avios, and SEA/PDX on AS would be 7500 Avios.
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Old May 8, 13, 10:40 am   #9
 
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Decent deal, but if anyone has Avios, and your close to the west coast, their awards may be cheaper in term of points each way.
That's exactly what I ended up doing. DFW-LAX is 7500 Avios, so even with the reduced mileage award of 10k, I still came out better using Avios. Those on the East Coast or those that don't live in a hub city may find the 10k awards to work out better for them.
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Old May 8, 13, 5:11 pm   #10
 
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That's exactly what I ended up doing. DFW-LAX is 7500 Avios, so even with the reduced mileage award of 10k, I still came out better using Avios. Those on the East Coast or those that don't live in a hub city may find the 10k awards to work out better for them.
Plus IMHO Avios are worth a whole lot less (and a whole lot easier to earn) than AA miles, so if it was between 12.5K Avios and 10K AA, I may still just redeem the Avios.
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Old May 8, 13, 6:06 pm   #11
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Nothing direct from the bay area, so 9000 Avios each way. However LAX would be just 4500 Avios, and SEA/PDX on AS would be 7500 Avios.
I recently got a $69 fare from SJC to LAS on WN.
If you happen to live closer to Stockton, you might consider Allegiant. I saw fares of $42 to LAS from Stockton.
But seriously, I wish AA flew the route. Or only Reno Air was around
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Old May 8, 13, 6:29 pm   #12
 
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Plus IMHO Avios are worth a whole lot less (and a whole lot easier to earn) than AA miles, so if it was between 12.5K Avios and 10K AA, I may still just redeem the Avios.
I generally agree with this. However, if one is booking less than 21 days in advance on short haul flights and not EXP, Avios are a much better redemption (that is what I primarily use them for). Far fewer miles and no close in booking fee. Domestic award tickets booked using Avios can also be cancelled by forfeiting the taxes and fees paid ($2.50 or $5.00 on a domestic award).

Avios do have significant fuel surcharges on European redemptions, however, availability on BA metal is significantly better than AA metal. (AA and BA share revenue so there is incentive for AA to steer redemptions to BA flights with the fuel surcharges).
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Old May 8, 13, 10:59 pm   #13
 
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I've been trying to find a decent fare on AA from SMF or RNO to Las for the last few weeks. The cost of the ticket is close to $500, I have to stop over in LAX, spend a couple more hours traveling in each direction, fly in a puddle jumper and have few options time wise.
Or spend $ 85 each way, fly direct in a little more than 1 hour in a 737.
Hate to do it, but I am flying WN.
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Old May 16, 13, 9:01 am   #14
 
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Plus IMHO Avios are worth a whole lot less (and a whole lot easier to earn) than AA miles, so if it was between 12.5K Avios and 10K AA, I may still just redeem the Avios.
Exactly. Avios are fantastic -- no cancellation/redeposit fee (outside of 24 hour window) and no close-in booking fee, and super easy to get.
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