For anyone with American Airlines Aadvantage miles and a desire to visit my home country, now’s a good chance to burn your miles on a trip to London while flying in comfort.
American Airlines has pretty good midweek business class MileSAAver award availability for two people from New York JFK to London Heathrow up until mid-April. There’s then only a handful of dates over the summer before availability picks back up in October.
Business class MileSAAver tickets in the opposite direction are fairly widely available through to the end of June and pick up again at the end of August.
Gary at View From The Wing is reporting similar American Airlines business class availability from their other hubs like Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Miami and more.
Be aware that this is availability on American Airlines-operated flights which avoids fuel surcharges. If you do a regular award search on aa.com, you’ll see business class availability nearly every day of the year. That’s because it includes British Airways flights that impose high fuel surcharges.
To easily filter out British Airways-operated flights, click on ‘Advanced Search’ on the home page, then change ‘All Airlines’ to ‘American Airlines’ in the Options section.