American Airlines Reduced Mileage Awards Ending October 1, 2021

Update 9/29/21: Confirmed that this will happen for Barclays as well.

The Reduced Mileage Award benefit associated with your AAdvantage® Aviator® Business Mastercard® will be discontinued on October 1, 2021. As an AAdvantage® member, you can save miles on award travel by booking a Web Special award.
Just like Reduced Mileage Awards, Web Special awards offer 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.

Citi has announced that cardholders will no longer have access to reduced mileage awards starting October 1, 2021. The following is provided in cardholders statements:

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

Hat tip to reader Miz

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P

I’m banned anyway.

chris
chris

Good luck finding 6k mile trips, lmao. Already canceled platinum select.

Andy
Andy

Totally stinks – RIC was almost always on the list and these were valid for departure and arrival cities. Easily saved 100k miles over the years. Oh well at least we have the web saver awards which have been useful as well.

sechs
sechs

Is Barclays not putting out the same message?

Sexy_kitten7
Sexy_kitten7

I’m sorry what? AA already has public Web Specials, right? How is this any different?

Youngestofallthebuck
Youngestofallthebuck

Shame. Got great use out of these, but the writing was on the wall once they announced Web Specials

P
P

This program has been really sh!tting on its customers the last two years.

chris
chris

CAAnceling.

sam
sam

AA and UA both are scam. They advetise web specials, Saverawards for 12.K one way domestic blah blah but when you actually search online and try to book,most of what you see is 15K to 20K miles with endless connections. like taking 8 hour for a flight that would take only two hours if it is nonstop flight. If you want non stop flight, it shows 40K to 60K for one way domestic coach. International award saveraward is almost impossible to find and one way coach to asia start at 120K miles . They should offer a miles buy back program and offer the same rate for miles they sell.

Chad Dankbutt
Chad Dankbutt

That is largely a scam. By the time you’ve already bothered logging onto AA and done a mileage search, they gotcha. You’re then either way more likely to do a search through AA for a revenue ticket or accept an overpriced rewards flight.

Fathiss
Fathiss

My experience differs. I’ve used many web specials at 7500 one way. And they are on the most direct flights. Just need to book a month or so in advance.
I guess it’s a YMMV thing. But i’m an AA lover.

DH7
DH7

I am so embarrassed I didn’t know about this. Just booked tickets worth 140k miles…

JalenR
JalenR

its not really a thing anyway. maybe once or twice you could book a cheaper ticket