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Award Redemption AA new "Web Special"

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Mark Stevens, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Mark Stevens

    Mark Stevens New Member

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    I recently redeemed reward for travel on American. As I was going through the process, first thing I noticed is the award calendar showed one number (50,000 miles) for first class travel. As I moved the next screen, the miles change to 53,000 miles with no explanation. Then a dialog box popped up... This Trip includes a "Web Special" - and an option for a non-web special that was 83,000 miles that allowed for changes without a fee. Wondering if this is the new policy for other airlines as well?
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    re: the change from 50K to 53K - is your trip within the next couple of weeks to a month? Seems like I remember seeing something that trips get a little pricier close-in but that may have been on United, not AA.
     
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    Mark Stevens New Member

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    We were booking about 6 weeks out.. it wasn't a big deal, just had no seen this on any of the airline sites.. AA.com is easy to claim rewards and have always been helpful when traveling. I just found the Web Special to be a new twist in the reward areas. Thanks!
     
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  4. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Oh well the web special is not super-new. It's just a more restricted award in regards to changes. If you're happy with the dates and destinations they can be a really good deal.
     
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