American Discounted Off Peak Awards Now Let You Book US Airways Flights

American’s award chart for flying its own aircraft (as opposed to oneworld and other partners) includes discounted, off-peak economy awards.

Reduced mileage awards are also available to:

  • Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela at 15,000 miles each way (instead of 17,500)
  • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay at 20,000 miles each way (instead of 30,000)
  • Europe at 20,000 miles each way (instead of 30,000)
  • Japan, Korea at 25,000 miles each way (instead of 32,500)

Starting today, it seems, US Airways flights can be included and priced at off-peak pricing on the website.

Here are the dates eligible for this discount for each region:

Of course US Airways does not fly to Asia and their South/Central America destinations are limited compared to American’s route network.

Let’s look at Charlotte – Mexico City, starting September 7 economy awards price at 12,500 miles one-way.

US Airways flights are eligible for this redemption either as non-stop…

..or in combination with American flights.

This means there are more flight options for taking advantage of the discounted redemptions — both non-stop and connecting. The merger – and treatment of US Airways and American as one airline for mileage purposes – marches on. This is, of course, a necessary precondition for having just a single frequent flyer program. With only AAdvantage as a remaining program, it needs to treat US Airways as part of the same, single airline.

(HT: Toqueville)

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  1. I was able to make reservations to Europe with US Airways with American’s off-peak rate on American’s website back in January.

  2. I am still seeing very limited US Airways options for trips to Europe even in November. British Airways with their phony “fuel” charges continue to dominate the search results.

  3. Will Barclays US Air companion certificates ever be valid on AA metal?

    Will Citicard reduced mileage awards be valid on US metal?

  4. I booked off peak award tickets to HKG using US Air miles on AA metal 6 months ago but was disappointed that I couldn’t get the 5k discount from Barclays as it was AA metal. I guess I can’t complain with being booked in F on the 77W though.

    Good post. Thanks.

  5. As others have mentioned, I was able to book off-peak (to Paris) using AA miles on US Airways metal a while back. I was only able to book one seat CLT-CDG the week of Thanksgiving, and had to search daily until late December before a second seat became available on that flight.

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