If you have searched for award tickets before, you know that sometimes it can be difficult to find what you are looking for. Award charts are very nice to tell you how many miles you need for a specific destination at a certain redemption level. Sometimes, you need a little more help than that, though. American Airlines has stepped forward with their new award tool to help you plan your next trip.
American Airlines introduced this tool that allows you to put your originating city, area of preferred destination, dates, and amount of miles you plan to spend. Instead of the destination, you can also choose the destination based on beach, ski, or golf. While this doesn’t totally take away the fun of jumping through hoops to find and book award tickets, this tool definitely is a help in showing you where you can go with what you have. Now, you will still have to follow the award chart requirements – for example, you cannot put 40,000 miles in and choose Africa.
This tool, while being helpful, can be very interesting to use after all of your good work collecting miles. If you have been diligently working at accruing miles, this can be a great way to plan on how you will use them. Say you just want to head for a beach destination, go ahead and select the amount of miles you have to use and your dates and you will see all the different options available for you.
If you do not have as many miles as you would like, consider applying for one (or two) of the cards below. I have listed two American Airline cards – one is an application page instead of a landing page (50,000 AA miles) and the other is a landing page (40,000 AA miles). Use the one that you feel most comfortable with. In addition to those two, you will also see an Amex SPG card that will allow you to transfer SPG points at 1:1 with a 5,000 mile bonus for every block of 20,000 points transferred. American Airlines is a transfer partner of SPG.
- American Airlines 50,000 Mile Offer – Application Link
- American Airlines 40,000 Mile Offer – Application Link
- American Express SPG 25,000 Point Deal – Application Link
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