Devaluation day is here, unfortunately. The new rates are already in place. Numerous AA awards are more expensive today than they were yesterday, in many cases significantly.
I was one of many trying to put an AA award booking together for myself prior to the devaluation. Minutes after midnight I completed a booking I had on hold. This award was a business class one-way from Buenos Aires for three passengers. By booking just prior to the devaluation I saved a total of 22,500 miles. I would have preferred to put something more aspiring together or at least complete a booking for a route whose rate increase was more significant, but it just was not the right time for me for such a trip.
With that in mind, I am interested in hearing about what types of awards you strategically completed prior to the devaluation and how much you saved by doing so. Thanks in advance for your comments!