American Airlines Explorer Award Question

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  1. TUMD

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    If I am trying to book Business Class Explorer Award can I use the flights listed in the AAnytime area or do I have to use the MileSAAver Awards?
     
  2. gleff
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    Only MilesAAver award inventory can be used as part of a distance-based explorer award.
     
  3. Randy Petersen
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    And remember that while Explorer awards are valid on all of the airlines in the oneworld alliance as well as more than 20 of their affiliate airlines the awards are not valid on codeshare flights. (seen a number of people get codeshare snags, so beware)
     
  4. gleff
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    Furthermore you must fly a minimum of 2 oneworld airlines that are NOT American as part of the award.
     
  5. TUMD

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    Thanks for the help guys, trying to plan a few big trips for next year and didn't know which to use!
     
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    Follow up questions, if I am booking the business award and there is nothing in business for a segment can I use the AAnytime Economy or is it always MileSAAver even if you are booking a Business flight?
     
  7. gleff
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    Always saver award space. If no business class is available you can book saver economy space if that is available.
     
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