You can book American Airlines from Yyz to various US hubs, Chicago, New York, Dallas etc
The short flights from YYZ/YUL/YOW/YHZ to CHI/NYC on AA -- or, if out west, YVR-SEA/PDX on Alaska -- present an excellent value at only 4,500 Avios each way, particularly for last-minute redemptions. See #1 below: http://thepointsguy.com/2012/12/trav...airways-avios/
Note that for Alaska redemptions, you'll need to make sure that all segments are available as "Super Saver." Availability is pretty limited, in my experience.
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Originally Posted by Krogg777
What about flights out of yyc?
Do I book from ba.com? Or do I go to a different website?
No you have to call BA EC and process the award manually. I did this recently on an AS award RT YEG-SEA this Oct. and it cost me the 9K Avios + $73.11 which to me represents tremendous value. I did however have to settle on an earlier day flight than I'd wanted so would agree with previous poster that redemptions through AS must be done well in advance due to limited availability.