Who in their right mind is already planning for Thanksgiving 2023? It’s me. Hi. I’m the person, it’s me. 🎤
When it comes to award flights, often it’s the early bird that catches the worm. And that seems to be the case for the Thanksgiving holiday week.
AA Web Special Awards
I booked my family nonstop flights to Chicago during Thanksgiving on AA for 10,500 miles each. I was surprised to see that low rate available all week, even the day before Thanksgiving!
I checked on other routes from DFW and found more examples of low prices. DFW to LGA for 8500 miles!
DFW to LAX for 7500 miles!
Note that some of these flights can also be booked on partner airlines (like British Airways), some for fewer miles depending on routes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if my plans change? You can cancel AA Web Special Awards with no penalty. If you just need to change your flight, you must cancel and rebook your new flight.
How can I quickly get AA miles? The Barclays AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard is a quick way to earn 60,000 miles. Just make one purchase and pay the $99 annual fee. See my post here. The Citi AAdvantage Platinum Select card also has a 60k mile bonus after spending $3000 in the first 3 months, with the $99 annual fee waived the first year. Both links are non-affiliate links.
How can I use other miles and points to book these flights? Some of the AA Web Special Awards are bookable with British Airways Avios. I recommend searching on BA’s site first before transferring points. You can transfer points from American Express, Chase, Capital One and Marriott to British Airways.
Who else is already looking at Thanksgiving award travel?
How does my family travel so much? We use miles and points from credit card bonuses. See my Travel Hacking 101 post as well as current credit card offers here.
Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.
I’ve got a long love hate relationship with AA, but what brings me back are miles that I can actually redeem at reasonable prices – both on their own planes and their partners.
I was looking at DFW to LAX, but the low miles ones are all to nearby airports.
@Hal I didn’t notice that but I love the Burbank airport, and I’d fly in there any day over LAX. So much less traffic. 🙂
I booked LAX to JFK with a stop in SFO on Wednesday, 11/23 for 44k. Thank you!
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