American Introduces New Short-Haul Awards

The latest NotiFlyer has the news that American is introducing “short haul” awards for fewer miles.

    American AAdvantage has announced that, beginning Sept. 1, MileSAAver coach awards on flights that are less than 750 miles one-way can be redeemed for just 15,000 miles — 10,000 miles less than the standard redemption cost. First- and Business-class short-haul awards can be had for 30,000 miles, a 15,000-mile reduction.

American joins America West in having two tiers of prices for U.S. domestic award redemption based on the distance flown. American’s offer, though, is good only on non-stop itineraries. Here are the details.

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