Web Specials: AA business class to London roundtrip for 87k ( Updated with lower prices )

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One of the single hardest routes to land at sAAver rates is LAX to LHR on American metal.  Normally this would be unicorn space, but given the dramatic drop in demand it’s no surprise that AA is releasing more award inventory on their own planes. Here’s the catch…it’s only bookable via an AA “web special” meaning these can’t be changed and they wouldn’t be accessible to partners. So if you’re sitting on a cache of Avios…no dice. But still…

Also…as you’re perusing if you see 57.5k odds are it’s a BA flight – look for oddly priced fares.

Update: 87k roundtrip in direct business populating

Hat Tip to Chris Kidder via Twitter for finding even lower prices when searching roundtrip

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Old post continued…you’ll still find great deals and space searching one way, but not nearly as cheap as when booking roundtrip

There are a few dates in March, but you’ll see more seats in April

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Let’s look at March 31st

Both of these flights are direct and operate a 777-300ER

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When you click on it…

Note the normal price of the award at 110k. This would mean you could change it.

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Check the planes on the dates you book. AA operates two different aircraft.

The 777-300ER features a Cirrus Herringbone seat that is one of my favorites and I would highly recommend the mini cabin. You can read our review on this route here…

The 777-200 fit with b/e super diamonds also serve this route. Also one of my favorites. You can read about them on the Tokyo or Buenos Aires routes I’ve written.

In my opinion…going on seat alone, AA operates the best business class between LA and London and at this rate, with only $5.60 in fees – the best price as well

If you look at other cities you’ll find rates drop down to 50k, or if you’re departing from LA, you can connect and I found some dates at 50k

Also…if this persists, my guess is we are going to see many more of these

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