how to use American Airlines miles?
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:19 pm
It looks like these can't be redeemed for magazines & newspapers as in the past. Is the only option to use American's eshopping site?
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If you plan to do any traveling, then of course you can use the awards for flights.
But it is always worth checking. I try to get 1.5 cents from my United miles (I live near Washington, a United hub, so I have lots of nonstops available) and 1 cent from other airlines.ResearchMed wrote: ↑Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:53 pm The "value" typically is not very good for domestic coach travel.
And of course, the "value" isn't "real" unless one would indeed have paid cash for that business class ticket.
In our case, at our stage of life, we would. And one time that we traveled on short notice so we couldn't get awards tickets, we did indeed pay cash.
And every time I rent a car, or stay at a non-Marriott hotel (I use Marriott hotels so often on business that I earn points to get elite benefits instead), I earn miles on a different airline to keep it active. One month ago, I needed a one-day car rental while mine was being repaired; 38 miles isn't worth much in dollars, but it gives me plenty of time to prevent my thousands of American miles from expiring.In terms of keeping the awards/account "active", if you have an AAdvantage charge card (such as CitiCard), then if you just make a small charge every several months, that's sufficient to keep the account - and the awards - current.