With lie-flat seats, enhanced facilities and Flagship lounge entry, American Airways’ Airbus A321T Flagship Enterprise and Flagship First are a number of the most sought-after home seats. Despite the fact that Flagship First can be retired in some unspecified time in the future subsequent yr, American has launched widespread discounted award house for the subsequent two months, permitting you to ebook these seats for as little as 25,000 and 37,500 miles in enterprise and first-class, respectively. This information was first reported by View from the Wing.
You could find American’s A321T on the next nonstop routes:
- John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport (JFK) to Los Angeles Worldwide Airport (LAX), John Wayne Airport (SNA) and San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO).
- Boston Logan Worldwide Airport (BOS) to LAX.
Airline: American Airways.
Routes: JFK-LAX/SNA/SFO and BOS-LAX.
Value: From 25,000 AAdvantage miles plus $5.60 in taxes and charges one-way in enterprise class and 37,500 AAdvantage miles plus $5.60 in first-class.
Dates: January via March.
Pay taxes and charges with: The Platinum Card® from American Specific (5 factors per greenback on airfare booked straight with the airline or via Amex Journey, on as much as $500,000 on these purchases per calendar yr), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3 factors per greenback on journey) or Chase Sapphire Most well-liked Card (2 factors per greenback on journey) for journey protections on the award flight.
Here is a take a look at the award house. To make sure that you are wanting on the Flagship A321T, be sure that “Nonstop solely” is chosen when conducting award searches; nevertheless, AA will present Alaska Airways nonstop flights, which do not have lie-flat seats, on the calendar view. Within the screenshots that comply with, there are at the least two out there seats.
Los Angeles/Orange County to New York
New York to Los Angeles/Orange County
San Francisco to New York
New York to San Francisco
Los Angeles to Boston
Boston to Los Angeles
Do not forget about Orange County
Overwhelmingly, we discovered the bottom award charges to be on American’s routes between SNA and JFK. Here is an instance from Jan. 18.
A notice about Flagship First
Our assessments present Flagship First award charges begin at 37,500 AAdvantage miles between SNA and JFK. Nonetheless, for those who’re trying to journey in Flagship First on any of those routes for a cheaper price, take into account reserving with Etihad Visitor. So long as you discover Z-fare seats (we suggest utilizing ExpertFlyer, which is owned by TPG’s mum or dad firm Purple Ventures, to test for award house), you possibly can ebook a Flagship First transcontinental flight for 25,000 Etihad Visitor miles and round $50 in taxes and charges.
Be aware that Etihad Visitor does not permit American Airways bookings on its web site, so you may have to name Etihad Visitor at 877-690-0767 to ebook AA awards over the cellphone. Moreover, Etihad Visitor requires all American Airways award tickets to be issued inside 24 hours of departure, so watch out with last-minute bookings.
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You possibly can switch American Specific Membership Rewards factors, Capital One miles and Citi ThankYou Rewards factors to Etihad Visitor at a 1:1 ratio. In our assessments, these transfers are instantaneous.
Associated: Etihad Visitor miles proceed to fly beneath the radar
American Airways routinely costs over $700 and $1,000 for one-way premium transcontinental A321T flights in enterprise and first-class, respectively. Consequently, by reserving one among these award flights for lower than 30,000 miles, you stand to get round 3 cents per mile, almost double TPG’s valuation.
For JFK vacationers (if JFK is your origin, vacation spot or connection), Flagship Enterprise passengers can entry the Greenwich Lounge, whereas Flagship First will get you into the luxurious Soho and Chelsea lounges.