American Airlines, Fly Around the Country for 5K Miles

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American Airlines, Fly Around the Country for 5K Miles

American Airlines is once again offering some great awards all over the country. Looks like many routes have some dates that require just 5,000 miles to fly one way and 10,000 miles round-trip. Even transcontinental routes are showing that price. These cheap award fares are under Economy Web Specials.

To find these 5K fares, start your search on the AA website and select your departure and destination. Select redeem points and then click on ‘calendar’ to see the monthly view that makes it easier to browse through dates. Here’s an example for travel between NYC and Portland. When you choose your flights, make sure to click on ‘Economy Web Specials’ to see these 5K fares. Round-trip fares will come out to just 10K miles and $11.20 for fees.

The American Airlines Award Map is also a great tool to check out if you don’t have a set destination in mind. You can choose your “From” airport and then see where your miles can take you. Just leave the “To” box set to “Continental U.S.” Select 10,000 miles for round-trip fares and you will see all the available destinations for that price.

Economy Web Special Awards

Available exclusively on, Economy Web Special awards may be offered on select flights and dates for fewer miles than either the AAnytime or MileSAAver award level for travel in the Main Cabin. Mileage levels vary by date and flight. When available, you’ll see the applicable award level while booking your trip.

Tickets that include an Economy Web Special award don’t allow changes, and while you can cancel and reinstate your miles, fees apply. There’s a redeposit fee of $150 for the first passenger and $25 per additional passenger. Reinstatement fees are waived for Executive Platinum members. Executive Platinum elites can also get upgrades.

Guru’s Wrap-up

Some great deals for travel all around the country. Check for flights to your favorite destinations and hopefully you will see some of these 5K fares. Just make sure to click on ‘Economy Web Specials’ tab. Will demand down due to the coronavirus, we should expect more of these deals from airlines. But make sure to read about the risks of this virus, and decide for yourself if traveling is a good idea.

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