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Economy Web Specials (no changes) discounted award program begins 2018

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Old Nov 4, 18, 5:41 pm
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Economy Web Specials (no changes) discounted award program begins 2018

According to Million Mile Secrets, American Airlines Launches “Economy Web Specials” Program: One-Way Flights Starting at 5,000 American Airlines Miles! (Link)

The newly launched Economy Web Specials discount program means AAdvantage members can secure one-way award tickets for as little as 5,000 AAdvantage miles on six routes currently, but the list is expected to expand. These under 500 mile awards would normally cost 7,500 miles. They are generally cheaper than Reduced Miles awards as well.

NOTE: though you can redeposit the miles for the usual $150 + $25 for more awards from the same account, you can not make date, time, flight and other changes permitted on other kinds of awards. On the other hand, these do not come with restrictions like those of Basic Economy: you can select seats, etc. as with any MileSAAver fare.

Dallas (DFW) — Wichita (ICT)
Dallas (DFW) — Corpus Christi (CRP)
Dallas (DFW) — Brownsville South Padre Island (BRO)
Dallas (DFW) — McAllen (MFE)
Phoenix (PHX) — Long Beach (LGB)
Charlotte (CLT) — Orlando-Melbourne (MLB)

The number of city pairs these discounted awards will be available on should increase.
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Old Apr 26, 19, 12:03 pm
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I am looking for flights ORD-SAN for 3 in June and as always there is zero saver awards on non stop flight. They always only have direct flights on business class or standard economy which cost 50K miles each.

The only non stop flight is "economy web special" for 24500 miles per person. What are the restrictions on this?
Any other way I can book this for cheaper?

I wonder if I will get 10 % of miles back?

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Old Apr 26, 19, 3:21 pm
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There are at least 3 [email protected] on AA1244 non-stop on both June 4th and 11th. They are MileSAAver awards. The downside is that AA1244 arrives in SAN at 2259. Be aware that the 10% credit card rebate is being discontinued at the end of April.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Blueskyheaven View Post
I am looking for flights ORD-SAN for 3 in June and as always there is zero saver awards on non stop flight. They always only have direct flights on business class or standard economy which cost 50K miles each.

The only non stop flight is "economy web special" for 24500 miles per person. What are the restrictions on this?
Any other way I can book this for cheaper?

I wonder if I will get 10 % of miles back?

Thanks
Originally Posted by DigitalDemographic View Post
There are at least 3 [email protected] on AA1244 non-stop on both June 4th and 11th. They are MileSAAver awards. The downside is that AA1244 arrives in SAN at 2259. Be aware that the 10% credit card rebate is being discontinued at the end of April.
Fortunately, the deadline for the 10% use only applies to purchase date, not travel date.
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Old Apr 27, 19, 5:13 pm
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It is so ridiculous that it cost 140,000 AA miles for economy round trip domestic direct flight for 3 or 25,000 to 50,000 mile per person for one way domestic direct flight.

If you want one for 25,000 one way domestic coach, you have to waste extra hours on flight with connection. The Milesavvers hardly exist! But look what they advertise in the card application and benefit terms.

Now on so many dates in June, if i want a domestic direct one way , economy flight for 25,000 miles for one person, it is available as" economy web special" which means use it or lose it or pay insane amount for miles back.
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