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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
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
Let’s look at March 31st
Both of these flights are direct and operate a 777-300ER
When you click on it…
Note the normal price of the award at 110k. This would mean you could change it.
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…
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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