Since I just teed you up for a stash of AAdvantage miles, it’d make sense to show you the best way to stretch them – American’s Web Special Awards.
These deals are dotted across American Airlines’ web portals, but they’re not easy to find. Simply put, they’re reduced-rate award flights that can save you thousands of points…if you’re willing to put in the work.
The caveat is that there is no easy way to find these saver rates. You have to be patient and sift through the award calendar for the route you’d like, taking note of any that show a cost below the typical award chart rate. It won’t even say it’s a Web Special flight until you select it, so dig deep.
Flexibility is vital, so give yourself a few destinations and a large timeframe to research, and you might just stumble on a fantastic deal. The rates apply to all kinds of tickets, so it could be a great option to try a business class flight to Europe for 70,000 points or a 45,000 pointer for the same class to South America. There are some outstanding deals hidden amongst the noise.