Reduced Mileage Awards for Citi AAdvantage Cardholders Ending Soon
American Airlines credit card holders have long enjoyed an additional benefit when booking award fares. They can access reduced mileage awards, with savings of up to 7,500 miles. Over 10 years ago these awards savings were limited mainly to domestic flights and some destinations in Canada, but are still a good opportunity to save miles.
But this benefit will end soon. The announcement was added to the July statements of AAdvantage cardholders. Here’s the text:
The Reduced Mileage Award benefit associated with your Citi / AAdvantage card will be discontinued as of October 1, 2021. As an AAdvantage member, you can save miles on award travel by booking a Web Special award. Like Reduced Mileage Awards, Web Special awards provide great savings – starting at 6,000 miles one-way.
Plus, Web Special awards are available on more flights and can be booked up to 330 days in advance. You can find Web Special awards when searching for award travel on aa.com and on the American mobile app – simply select “Redeem Miles” when starting your search.
So if you have a Citi AAdvantage card, the current list of reduced mileage awards is the last one.
How to Book
Have your flight information and award code ready, then book:
- Call Reservations at 1-800-882-8880
- Book at a travel center (additional service charges may apply)
Award ticket taxes and fees: U.S. – $5.60 per one-way trip.
Save up to 7,500 Miles
Ready to redeem your miles for a reduced mileage award? Here’s how:
- Find your card and mileage discount
- Based on your mileage discount, pick the class of service you want to travel in and find the award code
- Choose your destination – just make sure it’s available when you want to travel
- Call Reservations at 800-882-8880 or visit a ticket office to book your award
Find your card and mileage discount
7,500 mile discount (flights 500+ miles) / 2,000 mile discount (flights under 500 miles)
- Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard®
- Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite MasterCard®
- CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Select MasterCard®
- CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® MasterCard®
- AAdvantage® Aviator® Silver World Elite MasterCard®
- AAdvantage® Aviator® Red MasterCard®
- AAdvantage® Aviator® Business MasterCard®
5,000 mile discount (flights 500+ miles) / 1,000 mile discount (flights under 500 miles)
- Citi® / AAdvantage® Gold World Elite MasterCard®
- AAdvantage® Aviator® Blue MasterCard®
Flights within the U.S. (500+ miles)
7,500 mile discount award codes
- First Class (2-cabin aircraft) – UD21X2A / AVM86
- Business Class (3-cabin aircraft) – UD28X7A / AVA31
- Main Cabin – TD8X7A / AVM85
5,000 mile discount award codes
- First Class (2-cabin aircraft) – UD22X5A / AVM83
- Business Class (3-cabin aircraft) – UD30A / AVA25
- Main Cabin – TD10A / AVM82