Tough Times in America(n Airlines Award Travel)
American Airlines has been making it hard on awards travelers recently. Last year, they devalued their mileage rewards and this year, it seems the airlines is making it difficult to impossible to find decent reward redemptions to major destinations.
There is a work-around for this unfortunate set of circumstances. Jet Airways, an American Airline partner through the One World alliance, has some terrific award travel redemptions available, particularly on flights from North America to Europe in business class.
If you're a few miles short of a redemption, American Airlines is running a bonus on miles purchases at the moment. Just remember to book those award redemptions through Jet Airways instead of American!