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The monthly AA sale is on…this time around you’ll pay 1.83 cents
I think American has put their miles on sale every month this year. It reminds me of those stores you drive past that have a continuous “going out of business, everything must go” sale, but never go out of business. 1.83 cents is nothing to scoff at though. Is it the best offer ever? No, I believe the best ever was last month when miles were roughly 1.7 cents, but 1.83 is a darn good deal, and if you have a redemption in mind and are short…I’d go for it. As always, never buy miles speculatively, and also…AA sells their own miles, whereas airlines like United and Alaska use a 3rd party like Points.com to broker their sales. What does that mean? It means you can earn bonus points for the purchase by using a card that has a travel category bonus.
You have until August 31
The biggest bonus occurs when you max the deal out at 150k
Always good to remember that AA has terrible award availability on their own metal
They do have great business class products if you can find them.
One great award sweet spot is flying on LATAM in business from the U.S. to Central America/South America 1 for just 27.5k/30k miles each way, respectively. A great way to fly down and see Machu Picchu.
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