TODAY ONLY: American Airlines Sale For US Beach Locations – Roundtrip Fares From $83!


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The last of this week’s Daily Deals from American Airlines is now live and it sees the airline offering a promotion on fares to various beach destinations around the United States (not including Hawaii). With one-way fares starting at $42 and roundtrip fares as low as $83 there are some genuinely excellent deals on offer for anyone in a position to travel safely.

American Airlines ‘The Beach Within Reach’ Promo

Headline Terms & Conditions

  • Offer valid for reservations made in the US for non-stop flights originating in the contiguous 48 U.S. states to select beach destinations:
    • Charleston (CHS)
    • Corpus Christi (CRP)
    • Daytona Beach (DAB)
    • Destin/Fort Walton Beach (VPS)
    • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
    • Fort Myers (RSW)
    • Gainesville (GNV)
    • Gulfport/Biloxi (GPT)
    • Hilton Head Island (HHH)
    • Harlingen (HRL)
    • Jacksonville (JAX)
    • Key West (EYW)
    • Miami (MIA)
    • Mobile (MOB)
    • Myrtle Beach (MYR)
    • Panama City (ECP)
    • Pensacola (PNS)
    • Sarasota (SRQ)
    • Tallahassee (TLH)
    • Tampa (TPA)
    • West Palm Beach (PBI)
  • Offer is valid for reservations made January 10, 2021 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Offer is valid for travel from January 19, 2021 through April 28, 2021.
  • This offer cannot be applied retroactively or to existing reservations.
  • Offer is valid for travel Tuesday and Wednesday. Excludes travel on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Valid only on nonstop flights operated by American Airlines and American Eagle. Not valid on codeshare flights.
  • Stopovers are not allowed.
  • Offer is not combinable with any other offer or promotion.
  • Valid for one-way or round-trip travel.

Full Terms & Conditions can be found on the promotion page

Example Fares

Fares for roundtrip Economy Class travel:

  • Charlotte – Tampa from $83
  • Chicago – Fort Myers from $83
  • Chicago – Jacksonville from $97
  • Chicago – West Palm Beach from $137
  • Dallas – Fort Lauderdale from $83
  • Dallas – Miami from $83
  • Dallas – Destin from $97
  • New York/Newark – Myrtle Beach from $134
  • Philadelphia – West Palm Beach from $89
  • Washington D.C – Jacksonville from $137

Note: These are just example fares so there are a multitude of fares between other city pairs as well…some better than others!

Quick Thoughts

If you’re looking to get some sunshine and escape a miserable winter today’s American Airlines promotion may be of help. $137 for roundtrip travel between Chicago and West Palm Beach is an excellent deal (even if it may require a Basic Economy booking) and Chicago to Tampa for $83 is an insanely good deal (have you seen the temperatures in Chicago right now!?).

Ok, yes, this is a ‘daily deal’ so you don’t have plenty of time in which to make plans and to consider your options (you have to book by midnight tonight, Central Time) so that’s not ideal, and this deal has seen American Airlines go back to stipulating that the best fares are only available on two days of the week, but none of that shouldn’t detract (too much) from some of the fantastically low fares this promotion is offering today.

Keep in mind that some areas of the US have strict measures in place to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (e.g. most of California is under a stay-at-home order of one kind or another and requires visitors to self-isolate upon arrival) so make sure you know what your chosen destination’s current conditions are before you decide to book a trip.

Overall, this is yet another excellent daily deal from American Airlines (it’s been a very good week) so if you’ve been considering booking a trip to the beach and you’re happy to travel, this is a sale that’s well worth cosidering.

Don’t Forget

Make sure you get the best deal out of whatever fare you book by using a credit card that gives you a good return on your travel spending and, preferably, one that also comes with good travel protections.

The Platinum Card from American Express and the Business Platinum Card from American Express both earn 5 points/dollar for spending made directly with airlines while the Chase Sapphire Reserve card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending. Also, and this is key, all three of these cards offer good trip delaytrip interruption, and trip cancellation protection.

The Amex Green Card earns 3 points/dollar for just about all travel spending but doesn’t offer the same level of protection as the Platinum Card or the Sapphire Reserve, and although the Citi Prestige Card matches the Platinum Card with its earnings of 5 points/dollar on spending made directly with airlines, the fact that it offers no travel protections at all makes it a less appealing option.

Bottom Line

For the rest of today (Central Time), American Airlines is offering great deals on flights to various beach locations in the contiguous 48 U.S. states with roundtrip fares starting at around $83. The promotion is for Economy Class bookings only and applies to travel from January 19th through April 28th, 2021.

Featured image: The Chesterfield Hotel, Palm Beach – Image courtesy of SLH

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