As part of American and Qantas working more closely together, American will be launching Los Angeles – Sydney service (not yet bookable) and Qantas will return to the San Francisco – Sydney market.
The Qantas flight, which begins operating December 18, is now loaded in schedules and bookable. And business class award space on the flight is really good. (HT: The Forward Cabin) I’m confident it will not stay that way so if you want business class awards to Australia, book now (using either American or Alaska miles).
Australia is one of the absolute toughest awards in the world to book, so any time good space opens it’s worth paying attention.
Here’s a look at 2 business class award seats in March (a month chosen at random).
For some reason this space does not appear at AA.com or Alaska’s website. You’ll need to call if you want to book it.
- American charges 62,500 miles each way for business class.
- Alaska Airlines charges 55,000 miles each way for business class.