More Routes With Transatlantic Business Class Award Space Using AAdvantage Miles

This morning I wrote about really good transatlantic business class award space on 3 routes.

  • New York JFK – Barcelona
  • Miami – Paris
  • Dallas – Frankfurt

Last weekend I wrote about great availability on American’s newly announced routes of Philadephia – Prague and Budapest and Chicago – Venice. JT Genter points out that great space is back for those two Phiadelphia routes, Prague and Budapest. Interesting Chicago – Venice does not.

Hans Mast suggested that Chicago – Manchester had great space although I’m not really replicating that.

While we’re talking about routes that offer AAdvantage members business class award space across the Atlantic without fuel surcharges, I’ve written in the past about a secret route that won’t come up on American’s website: Jet Airways, Toronto – Amsterdam. (You can search space at

American is losing the Jet Airways partnership but you can still make bookings by December 31 for travel through end of schedule.

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  1. Hi Gary, unfortunately AA now charges more miles for award travel to/from Canada than the States. Assuming you are starting the trip to AMS from YYZ the cost is 62,500 for business class. I realize a lot of readers will be starting in the states but the short haul connections on AA to YYZ are now pretty difficult to find award availability on.

  2. I was able to book two AA business flights with miles in November from PHL to MUC. First time in what feels like forever I even saw availability I could use in AA business

  3. ORD-MAN is not necessarily wide-open every date, but June of next year looked quite good and quite different from my expectation of AA TATL space.

    I booked some flights to get to the Faeroe Islands (via Edinburgh on Atlantic Airways) and then continuing on to Iceland on Atlantic and then returning KEF-HEL-MAN-ORD.

  4. ORD-MAN used to be great to business awards but AA must have figured out we used it to actually book award tickets and have really cut back on space available. It’s not all that awesome for Euro connections but it worked for awhile.

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