You can head to the beach, visit InsideFlyer editor Randy Petersen or hope for an extraterrestrial encounter for fewer miles this fall. Citibank has published its fourth quarter discounted awards and there are a few interesting destinations you can visit at discounted rates.
For those members who want to escape the cold and snow, Corpus Christi, Texas; Key West, Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, Fla. are all places where you can soak up the sun and save a few miles. The town of Roswell, NM is a must-see for those interested in beings from outer space or you could visit a very down-to-earth Randy Petersen at his House of Miles in Colorado Springs, Colo.
First/business class awards to these destinations are 45,000 miles (normally 50,000) and coach class awards are 20,000 miles (normally 25,000) for Citi Gold AAdvantage cardmembers.
Citi Platinum Select and Citi Select AMEX cardholders can book first/business class awards for 42,500 miles and coach awards for 17,500 miles.
Other popular vacation spots you can choose from include Monterey or Santa Barbara, Calif.; Atlanta, Ga. or Memphis, Tenn., among others. Fourth quarter awards are valid for travel through Dec. 31, 2009. Call (800) 882-8880 to check availability and make reservations.