The incredible 10,000 miles intra-Europe AAdvantage award redemption

Posted on August 14, 2015 by in AAdvantage

AAdvantage currently has the best award chart of the major US frequent flyer programs. Their award prices for Premium cabin flights to Asia and Africa are incredible.

Earlier this years I was convinced a devaluation was imminent – but so far it thankfully hasn’t’ happened.

But there is another gem that I have recently taken advantage of – the incredible 10,000 miles Economy Class intra-Europe AAdvantage award redemption.

Last week I flew a one-way from Mykonos, Greece to Jerez, Spain for just 10,000 AAdvantage miles. The same flight priced out at $500 about 3 months before departure!

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AA allows you to fly anywhere in Europe to anywhere in Europe for 10,000 miles. Europe has a good number of Oneworld Airlines:

– Iberia
– British Airways
Air Berlin (Review)
S7 Airlines (Review)

These are the countries that AA counts as Europe:

Albania

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Canary Islands

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

The Canary Islands are one of those places I always wanted to see. Moscow to Tenerife would also just cost 10,000 miles.

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Tbilisi, Georgia is another great spot I’d love to return to and that’s also just 10,000 miles – this time we start at the Azores which is PDL airport as Philipp points out correctly!

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However the most incredible redemption is from the Canary Islands all the way to Irkutsk – a stunning 6,000 miles in Economy for just 10,000 miles!

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Keep in mind that when you plan it well you can get a layover of <24 hours in each city. AA recommend to keep each award at 6 segments which will allow you to see A LOT of places in Europe. Happy traveling!


About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]

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