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It’s very simple, you just need a couple hints.
One of the most highly regarded and elite airlines in the sky is Etihad, and their best classes of service, Business and First, are really in a rarified air 😉 All it takes to put this monkey in a seat are some AAdvantage Miles…
You can redeem miles from the U.S. to Middle East at the following rates:
But a real sweet spot is between Europe and the Middle East.
Let’s take a look at some of the products that they offer!
The Business Studio
I’ve flown it a couple times.
Here’s a Promo video.
- on the 787 and the A380
THE FIRST APARTMENT!!!!
My Mom and Dad were lucky enough to fly this bad boy from Abu Dhabi to London as part of my Mom’s Surprise 75th Birthday Trip. This first class is only featured on their flagship A380.
I MEAN!!!!! These products are no joke.
First class, even without the Apartment, is offering a suite product. The best part though, on flights like – AUH to LHR ( London) on the A380, you can snag one of the apartments for the same price as first class.
So what do we look for and how do we do it?
- Call AA and ask for dates that accomodate your travel plans
- OR my fave option is using the Etihad site and look for Guest Seat avail
Once you see that availability, you call up the AA 800-433-7300 and request the flights you need.
Now, if you need positioning flight, that will be included in the total price of the reward from North America to the Middle East as long as it has SAAver avail as well.
The only other thing to remember is that Etihad is a partner of American but not One World, so if you have a lot of Avios or other One World partner currency it won’t work, it’ll only work using AA points or that another independent partner of Etihad.
We’ve reviewed these insane products. Wanna read?
- Miles in the Business Studio from Washington D.C. to Abu Dhabi
- Check out my folks in the Apartment from Abu Dhabi to London
- Miles in the Business Studio on the A380 from Abu Dhabi to London