Is there anything compelling about booking tickets on the AA site versus 3rd party sites? Does it change if you're elite or not? I've got my first AA flights in over a year coming up (ironically to a UA event ) and when the time came for booking it turned out that my options were aa.com or booking at Vayama and getting ~$14 back on the booking through my online shopping mall portal. It is hard to pass up savings like that. Is there any reason I should pass that up? Saving cash like that on every trip seems to be quite useful.