How to Book Free Oneways on American Airlines Awards: The Video


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I made a YouTube video called How to Add Free Oneways to American Airlines Awards to include in my Los Angeles Frequent Traveler University Presentation.

The video goes through using to perform award searches, how to use the multi-city booking tool, and other pertinent info for booking these awards online or by phone.

The video is a companion to Master Thread: Free Oneways on American Airlines Awards.

It is included in my slide show about booking free oneways that has been downloaded over 10,000 times. You can find the slide show here.

I have several other YouTube videos on my YouTube page including videos on booking free oneways on every airline, Southwest tutorials, and one on how to use my Mile Value calculator.

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to make this video and explain the process step-by-step. Watching you do it really clarifies everything. (I enjoyed hearing Honolulu and Hawaiian Airlines mentioned, ha ha.)

  2. Thanks for the tip, but I’m having trouble replicating this method. I’d like to visit Lima in late March or early April using AA miles. LAX is my home airport and NA gateway city. On the return from Lima, I’d like to have a stopover in LAX before taking a free one-way to somewhere else in the summer/fall. I’ve tried plugging in Hawaii, NYC, Boston, etc…none of them seem to work (ie it charges me AA miles for both segments). What am I doing wrong?

    • I think you are confused about what NA gateway city means. For the return it means LAX would have to be the city where your flight lands. This is possible (LIM-LAX on LAN), but if you don’t have that exact flight, then LAX is not your international gateway city.


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