Quick Ways to Earn AAdvantage Miles for a Free Summer Trip
While it's been well documented around the churning interweb that AAdvantage miles aren't as valuable as they used to be, I have repeatedly stated there's still no reason to bail on the AAdvantage train completely. And here's why: MileValue has a breakdown on how to earn 166,000 AAdvantage miles fast and how to use them well!
In fact, if you follow their advice now, you should have earned the miles soon enough to use them before the end of the summer. Last year, I booked international business class tickets to Lima, Peru using AAdvantage miles for me and my wife for less than that!
If South America doesn't interest you, look to Asia and the Middle East as well. The AAdvantage program still offers some sweet spots there too!