Using American’s Award Map To Find 5K Mileage Tickets

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American has a very useful flight award search map to find discounted award tickets.

I’ve written about this previously, but unsurprisingly given the current circumstances, many more discounted cities have been added.

You can type in where you want to depart from, what region or activity you’re interested in, how many miles you want to use, whether you’ll take a connection, and what cabin of service you want to fly in and it will generate results.

It’s a great way to find web special award pricing. I just wish it had the option for flexible dates.


You’ll have to click on Economy Web Specials to find the discounted flights. You can sort by price:



The major bug that the map has is that it takes you to the old award search. That’s fine for coach tickets, but web special pricing for business/first class is not available using the old award search.


After finding a good deal you’ll have to go to the homepage and search for it. AA doesn’t make it easy as it doesn’t even let you sort the results for lowest price for first class, it only sorts for coach. But with enough scrolling you can find the discounted first class web special pricing.

Yup, that’s a lie-flat first class seat on an A330 from Philadelphia to LA for just 15K miles instead of 32.5K miles via the old award search link above!


Post what deals you find via the AA award map!

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You can sort and filter to show “business / first” only.

Search the regular way, and once the search populates, click “start new search” and filter it to show “business / first” only. Then you can sort price low to high on those only.


Booked my family of 4 for Pesach LAX-MIA r/t for a total of 52K miles 🙂


Can this be used to book Avios flights through BA?


Only if it’s saver and not a web special.


Any option yet to cancel award tickets and reinstate miles without a fee? And then rebook with much lower mileage


PHL-JFK-LAX A321 First class 23K miles!

Now the Best Flight Within North America?


better on the way back for 16K 🙂


pray tell hat dates?


Am I correct that it’s not worth it to cancel a flight and rebook because of the reinstatement fee?


It depends on how many miles the ticket cost and how you value aa miles.


In your example – you show ISP – PHL – LAX, Does AA allow you to miss the first leg and hop on the second one with no penalty?


You can never miss the first leg. If you miss any leg of any trip the rest is automatically cancelled