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American Airlines has launched an unadvertised sale on AAnytime business class awards, reducing the cost on some flights from 110,000 to 85,000 miles this summer. Be sure to check all your options though, as that might not represent the best use of your miles.
- Book business class AAnytime awards to Europe from 85,000 miles this summer on American Airlines.
- Expiry date unknown.
As Lucky at OMaaT notes, business class AAnytime awards usually start at 110,000 miles each way, so this sale is reducing the cost of those by 25,000 miles in some cases.
For example, searching for flights from New York to Prague this summer brings up a handful of days with 85,000 mile availability.
The important thing to remember is that AAnytime awards are significantly more expensive than MileSAAver awards. The reason for this is that AAnytime awards are available without restriction so long as the business class cabin hasn’t sold out.
If there is MileSAAver availability though, you’d definitely be better off booking that kind of award. Looking at the same dates from New York to Prague, there’s a ton of availability at the MileSAAver rate which is almost 30,000 miles less than the cheapest AAnytime awards.
There’s even excellent First class availability on that route, also costing 85,000 miles.
On other routes though, MileSAAver availability won’t be as good as this. 85,000 miles for an AAnytime award might therefore be worth it if the dates you need to travel are fairly restricted and an AAnytime award is your only choice.