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American Discounts Award Travel by 30%

American’s Deal 30—30 deals in as many days, to mark the 30th anniversary of the AAdvantage program—was a mixed bag, with more misses than hits.

Still, American wins points for the sheer audacity of the promotion. And the final deal, announced last Friday, rates as a bang rather than a whimper.

Offer Details

Through June 10, AAdvantage members can save 30 percent when booking restricted coach awards for domestic travel between September 7 and November 8.

The discount—to 17,500 miles round-trip, from the 25,000 miles normally required—will be applied automatically to eligible bookings made between May 27 and June 10. The discount applies to flights on American, American Eagle, or AmericanConnection, within the Continental U.S. (including Alaska) and Canada.

Deal or No Deal

A 30 percent discount on domestic award travel for two months—what’s not to like?

If there is a negative, it’s the long lead time required to commit. Booking a trip more than three months in advance is a challenge for many travelers, no matter how good a deal the trip may be.

Reader Reality Check

Where will you go for 17,500 miles?

Did you take advantage of any of the other Deal 30 offers?

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