Best Ways to Redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles

If there’s one major airline program I love having miles with it's the American Airlines AAdvantage program. Knowing the ins-and-outs of the American Airlines AAdvantage program can help you get some outsized value from your miles. 

One of the best ways to do so is by redeeming them with American’s partner airlines. Don’t let this stop you from looking at American Airlines own flights, but you’ll typically find more value with its partner airlines. 

Let’s take a deep dive into some of the best ways to redeem American Airlines AAdvantage Miles.

Part II: Luxurious Ways to Burn 237,000 American Airlines Miles

Right now it’s easy to earn a boatload of American Airlines miles quickly.

Part I: How to Earn 237,000 American Airlines Miles

Right now it's easy to earn a boatload of American Airlines miles quickly.

Two New Bonus Offers Earn 137,000 AAdvantage Miles

The Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard is now offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months. We've seen this offer before on the personal card. Citi rotates in a out a couple times of year typically.

The CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World MasterCard is offering 70,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $4,000 on the card in the first three months.

Qantas Business Open for Two to Australia Over 2018 Holidays (Outbound Only)

Business Class award space for at least two travelers is plentiful right now from the United States to Australia, mid November through December. There aren't a lot of return options on Qantas, so you'll likely need to find other award space for the other direction (think Air New Zealand, United, or American if you want to fly back to the United States).

Yes, I realize that it's just outbound award space and most people have to fly home.

11 Cool Things You Can Do With the 60k Bonus from the AAdvantage Card (That’s Ending Soon)

For a limited time, the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select World Elite™ MasterCard® is offering 60,000 bonus American Airlines miles after spending $3,000 in the first three months. While we don't know when exactly, according to the Points Guy, this 60k bonus is disappearing soon.

ACT FAST: American Airlines Business Class Award Space to Europe

American Airlines has released Business Class award space between the United States and Europe, primarily for the spring but also further into 2018 as well.

AAdvantage Giving Out Gold Status: Targeted Offer

AAdvantage is giving out elite status--Gold tier--and you might be one of the lucky targeted customers.

Here is the landing page for the link of the promotion given out in the targeted email. The promo code is HV18G. Check now to see if you get Gold status benefits through May 25!

What do you get with Gold status?
Some of the highlights are...

Complimentary upgrades on flights 500 miles or less within North America (confirmed as early as 24 hours before departure)
Priority through the airport at check-in, security and boarding
7 award miles/U.S.

Earn 40k Miles For Paying One Annual Fee on this Business Card

The Barclaycard AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard comes with 60,000 American Airlines miles, and you don't even have to spend a large amount of money to earn the bonus. In fact, you hardly have to spend anything--only one purchase is required, along with the payment of the $95 annual fee--to trigger the 60k bonus. Little did you know Barclaycard also issues a business version of this card! It comes with 40,000 American Airlines miles after one purchase and paying the $95 annual fee.

Airline Black Friday Sales: Discounted Miles, 90% Off Fares

Many airlines are having sales today. Here's a roundup:
American Airlines: 1.77 Cent Miles
American Airlines is offering up to 120,000 bonus miles for miles purchases made by Monday November 27, 2017. If you buy the largest amount possible, you can get the miles for as little as 1.77 cents each. We saw them on sale for 1.72 cents in July, so this isn't even the best deal of the year.

Bonus miles are tiered based on how many miles you purchase.