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The only thing better than a frequent flyer award flight? A discounted frequent flyer award flight.
When it comes to award discounts, the norm is a savings of 20 to 30 percent. While limited in scope, this new offer for AAdvantage members features a hefty 40 to 50 percent discount.
Through February 29, 2012, AAdvantage members can book discounted round-trip award flights on Japan Airlines as follows:
Routes: San Francisco to Tokyo/Haneda; Vancouver to Tokyo/Narita
Travel period: November 1, 2011 – February 29, 2012
Business-class award price: 50,000 miles (normally 100,000)
Coach-class award price: 30,000 miles (normally 50,000)
The discount applies only to the Japan Airlines flights; connecting flights to and from San Francisco or Vancouver must be booked separately, at non-discounted rates.
Discounted trips must be booked via AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, which will incur a $25 service charge.
Deal or No Deal
If you have any interest in visiting Japan and can cost-effectively get to one of the two North American gateways, this is a rare opportunity to fly transpacific for substantially fewer miles. These are long flights — go for business class if you have the miles.
Reader Reality Check
Is this award discount enough to put Japan on your travel itinerary?
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