One of the 10 best deals in all of travel is using Etihad Guest miles to fly business class on Royal Air Maroc.
You can transfer American Express, Citibank, and Capital One miles to Etihad and then Etihad charges just 44,000 miles each way for any trip on Royal Air Marco that is over 2000 miles.
- Royal Air Maroc, based in Casablanca, is joining oneworld
- They offer service from New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Boston, and Miami to Casablanca
- They are starting flights to Beijing January 16, three times a week.
Once the new Beijing flight becomes bookable you’ll be able to redeem 44,000 points each way for business class to China from four U.S. cities.
Now, I’ve seen reports that it’s possible to get a stopover in Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc awards booked via Etihad however I’ve never managed it myself. I am always told no.
Previously this was a great way to get to Europe, the Mideast, pr North Africa since award availability on Royal Air Maroc has been very good for two passengers in business class for a long time.
Surely once Royal Air Maroc is a oneworld member and you can redeem AAdvantage miles with them ubiquitous availability will change.
Of course for trips to Japan you can do first class on ANA for not many more miles than this through Virgin Atlantic, which also partners with three different bank currencies for transfers.