Save $50 On American Airlines Flight With Mastercard

Save $50 On American Airlines Flight With Mastercard

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Here’s a potentially valuable offer if you fly American Airlines with any frequency…

American Airlines Mastercard $50 off deal

Mastercard has launched an offer for booking American Airlines flights. AAdvantage members who use a Mastercard to book an American Airlines flight on aa.com can receive $50 off their next ticket:

  • This promotion is valid for American AAdvantage members who book between August 23 and September 30, 2021
  • You must register for this promotion
  • Each AAdvantage member can only take advantage of this once (but if you have multiple AAdvantage members in one reservation, each can take advantage of it if they register, even if they’re all on the same reservation)
  • Mastercard debit, personal credit, and small business credit cards are eligible, so you don’t need to use a co-branded AAdvantage credit card
  • The first 100,000 people who complete this process will be emailed a $50 code, and will receive the gift code around November 11, 2021, six to eight weeks after the offer has ended
  • The code can be used for flight purchases between November 11, 2021, and March 15, 2022 (flights must be taken within that timeframe as well)
  • The fare must be a minimum of $60, not including taxes and fees, and must be within the United States

This is a slight hassle, but worth it

If you fly American Airlines with any frequency, I do think this promotion is worth taking advantage of, though there are a couple of downsides:

  • You have to pay with a Mastercard, and there aren’t any Mastercard products that allow you to maximize your points on airfare purchases while also offering travel protection; however, for one ticket I’ll use the Citi Prestige rather than the Amex Platinum for an airfare purchase (both offer 5x points, but the latter offers travel protection)
  • There are quite a few restrictions and hoops to jump through — you won’t know if you’re among the first 100K people (though I can’t imagine that limit will be reached), there’s a limited window for booking tickets, you don’t get the $50 voucher immediately, and you can’t combine the voucher with other American vouchers (and many of us have lots of those nowadays, given free cancelations)
This promotion could be worth taking advantage of

Bottom line

There’s a new promotion from Mastercard offering a $50 American Airlines voucher when you book a flight in the coming weeks and pay with a Mastercard. There are some hoops to jump through, but this offer should be worth it for most AAdvantage members, in my opinion.

Do you plan on taking advantage of this Mastercard promotion?

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  1. Hub Guest

    Interesting... I had a flight booking and needed to sort through emails to find fiancée aadvantage number and found the $50 bonus email I didn't remember receiving. More interestingly when I applied my promo code it took off $107.50 off my total cost. If it was and even $100 I'd assume it applied $50 off to both tickets but not sure why it's an additional $7.50. Searched the web and didn't find anyone reporting a...

    Interesting... I had a flight booking and needed to sort through emails to find fiancée aadvantage number and found the $50 bonus email I didn't remember receiving. More interestingly when I applied my promo code it took off $107.50 off my total cost. If it was and even $100 I'd assume it applied $50 off to both tickets but not sure why it's an additional $7.50. Searched the web and didn't find anyone reporting a similar story. Happily confused.

    Interesting tip about splitting the tickets on two different cards to get the trip protection. Question, wouldn't the trip insurance only cover one person/ticket?

  2. Shawn Guest

    It doesn't work. They send you a "promo code to enter at Checkout", but THERE IS NO PLACE ON THEIR "checkout" page to enter a promo code. How stupid.

    1. Me Guest

      There is on the passenger details page before you go to the payment page. Took me 20 minutes to find it.

  3. Cherylyn Guest

    I received my $50 credit and code, and the email states to use the code at checkout. However, the code is a combination of letters and numbers, and AA's system will not accept the code for the offer. I called the AA platinum line, and the representative said that their system will only accept numbers, not letters, and that he cannot help me. I need to speak with customer service to "verify" the code, and...

    I received my $50 credit and code, and the email states to use the code at checkout. However, the code is a combination of letters and numbers, and AA's system will not accept the code for the offer. I called the AA platinum line, and the representative said that their system will only accept numbers, not letters, and that he cannot help me. I need to speak with customer service to "verify" the code, and have it converted to digits only? He also said he had never heard of this promotion. This is incredibly frustrating. If someone has had success in using their credit, please chime in! Thanks.

    1. tiffany Guest

      @cherylyn

      Thanks for posting, I was having the same trouble, just called the gold desk and when you go to book your airfare, instead of in the payment section, you put your promo code within the passenger details

      When you are in the process of booking your ticket, your passenger details will pull after you've selected your flight, under trip contact, is the promo code and accounts area, enter the promo code and continue the...

      @cherylyn

      Thanks for posting, I was having the same trouble, just called the gold desk and when you go to book your airfare, instead of in the payment section, you put your promo code within the passenger details

      When you are in the process of booking your ticket, your passenger details will pull after you've selected your flight, under trip contact, is the promo code and accounts area, enter the promo code and continue the process, once you get to the payment section, you will see the credit will be applied and then you pay for your balance of the ticket like you normally would

  4. Vanessa Guest

    I have not received my $50 voucher yet, but P2 received his via email earlier today. Fingers crossed mine comes soon.

  5. Matthew Guest

    Just happened to think of this today. Hopefully the codes start coming soon.

  6. Bo Guest

    Did anyone get a voucher from this? I enrolled and never got an email acknowledgement. I paid for a ticket with my mastercard. I've heard nothing from anyone.

  7. Romina Guest

    If I book with miles and use the MasterCard to pay for the taxes/fees will it still count? At the end of the day it shows as an AA purchase in AA.com

  8. Dibbzlive Guest

    Lucky, you state that the fare must be a minimum of $60 before taxes and fees, but the terms state, "Minimum Fare Value of $60 in order for the Gift to apply. Taxes and fees apply."

    I take this to mean that that taxes and fees can count toward the $60 minimum. Is this incorrect?

  9. Ram New Member

    I have booked a trip today for 11/5 from DFW to SJU. Will this qualify ?

  10. bob Guest

    I saw this yesterday. I think its a very slimy promotion.
    Its good for the first 100,000 people only. And you won't know right away if you can still claim the promotion. You'll know only well after committing to the purchase. Likely if you were to book now you're not one of the first 100k. So basically its a "thanks suckers for booking with AA, you're getting nothing".

  11. Nando Guest

    It asks for a aadvantage number when you register

  12. Doug Guest

    Will the voucher be tied to your AA account or could it be used for someone else?

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bob Guest

I saw this yesterday. I think its a very slimy promotion. Its good for the first 100,000 people only. And you won't know right away if you can still claim the promotion. You'll know only well after committing to the purchase. Likely if you were to book now you're not one of the first 100k. So basically its a "thanks suckers for booking with AA, you're getting nothing".

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Me Guest

There is on the passenger details page before you go to the payment page. Took me 20 minutes to find it.

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Hub Guest

Interesting... I had a flight booking and needed to sort through emails to find fiancée aadvantage number and found the $50 bonus email I didn't remember receiving. More interestingly when I applied my promo code it took off $107.50 off my total cost. If it was and even $100 I'd assume it applied $50 off to both tickets but not sure why it's an additional $7.50. Searched the web and didn't find anyone reporting a similar story. Happily confused. Interesting tip about splitting the tickets on two different cards to get the trip protection. Question, wouldn't the trip insurance only cover one person/ticket?

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