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Travel AAdvantage cardholders only: Earn up to 1,600 miles back when you book American award flights

02:05  09 may  2021
02:05  09 may  2021 Source:   thepointsguy.com

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The summer travel season is heating up.

More countries are reopening and vaccinations are accelerating worldwide. And each week, airlines continue to add more domestic capacity to leisure-focused destinations.

American’s latest offer is intended to entice AAdvantage cardholders to redeem their miles during this busy travel period — and get a rebate back in the process. Here are the details.

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If you book an award flight by May 14, 2021 — and fly during the months of June or July — you’ll get 400 miles back per flight, up to four flights in total.

Eligible flights must be both marketed by American Airlines and operated by American or American Eagle. That means partner flights, such as the new relationship with Alaska Airlines, do not qualify for this promotion.

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Eligible AAdvantage cardholders must register for this offer by May 14. You can find the offer in the “Promotions” tab of your AAdvantage profile. Once you register, a tracker will become available as shown below.

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Both Citi and Barclays AAdvantage cards qualify for this promotion, including some of the best cards for American flyers. These include:

  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® World Elite Mastercard® – Best for occasional American flyers
  • CitiBusiness® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® Mastercard® – Best for small-business owners
  • AAdvantage® Aviator® Red World Elite Mastercard – Best for easy-to-earn sign-up bonus
  • Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® — Best for Admirals Club access

If you were planning on redeeming AAdvantage miles this summer, this is an easy way to earn a few hundred miles back with little-to-no effort.

Register and book by: May 14, 2021

Travel dates: June 1-July 31, 2021

Featured photo by Chris Dong/The Points Guy.

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And when you do spend on dining, you should use a credit card that will maximize your rewards and potentially even score special discounts. Thanks to temporary card bonuses and changes due to coronavirus, you may even be able to score a meal at your favorite restaurant for free.

These are the best credit cards for dining out, taking out, and ordering in to maximize every meal purchase.

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