Wide Open American Airlines Business and First Class Awards to London for 4-5 People

During the late fall through early spring (end of schedule) there’s amazing American Airlines award availability on the Dallas Fort-Worth – London Heathrow route. This is true both for business and first class, and it’s not just for one or two passengers either. There are as many as 5 out of 8 first class seats being offered as awards on a majority of dates.

This is for four passengers in business class during January and February.

This is for four passengers in business class during February and March.

This is for four passengers in first class during February and March.

Generally speaking when award space is available, upgrades into that class of service are available too. In fact, upgrade space is usually even more available than awards.

American’s Boeing 777-300ERs (their only planes with first class) operate most of the flights on the route though there’s also a Boeing 777-200 with fully flat direct aisle access seats and no first class cabin.

American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Business Class

In addition to booking these flights with American AAdvantage miles you can redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles. You can redeem Etihad Guest miles. And of course other oneworld frequent flyer programs are possible as well but will add fuel surcharges to these awards.

If you book via AAdvantage your flights to and from Dallas on American are included for no additional miles (if you can find saver space) and your flights beyond London as well.

Right now my internet connection is poor and I haven’t checked other routes, let me know whether you find anything else.

(HT: @xJonNYC)

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  1. Checked March 2019 and it says 85,000 miles one way x 2 ways = 170,000 miles
    plus Taxes $349.91

    plus Carrier-imposed fees $956.00

    Subtotal $1,305.91

    London is NEVER a good place to go with these rip-off fees and taxes

  2. Carlos, those are on BA metal and their onerous taxes and fuel surcharges. This post was referencing AA awards on their own metal which don’t impose those fuel surcharges. And yes, they were gone as soon as this post went live. Unfortunately nothing to see here, except the ongoing demise of a once great carrier.

  3. As of late this afternoon there was still tons and tons of availability on AA20 for the entire last 1/2 of December– 4 and 5 award seats business and first on most days.

  4. 1. The AA availability does appear to be gone

    2. It’s fall/winter but you can connect beyond London

    3. The exorbitant fees are flying British Airways, not American [you DO pay the premium cabin departure tax when your travel from Europe to the US originates in the UK]

  5. Did you check a sample of those dates right through to payment? AAdvantage is notorious for phantom awards. Such f*****g timewasters!

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