Book Next Summer’s Business Class Awards to Europe Now!

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Getting business class award seats to/from Europe using American Airlines miles without being hit with huge fuel surcharges by flying British Airways operated flights can be tough.  It can be borderline impossible if you want to fly during the busy summer travel months with your whole family up front using miles.  However, right now it is significantly easier than normal thanks to pretty wide open award availability on American Airlines operated flights.

Europe Business Class

I’ve booked half of our award trip to Europe next summer, but have been stalking availability trying to book the return without much luck until I saw a post on View From the Wing about this improved availability using American miles.  I’m betting this availability does not last long, so if you are looking for multiple premium cabin seats to/from Europe using your American Airlines miles you are doing yourself a disservice by not hopping online this morning and at least putting something on hold for free while you think about it.

On my brief searches the availability in/out of Dallas was not as good as other American hubs such as LA, Miami, and Chicago, but if you are flexible with your routing you should find something that might work.

Gary did a great job outlining availability from different cities so check out his post for more details…just don’t delay!

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  1. Maybe you can be more flexible where you leave from in Europe. We’re (family of 5) all flying biz with AA but we’ve had to split to a 2 and a 3 on our route home. We’re leaving from BCN because the taxes were $48 a person vs $250 a person from LHR. The money we save pays for a couple of days in Spain.

  2. Quick question: have you flown the USAir A333 Envoy class with your older daughter? We’re taking our 4yr old PHL-LHR this summer and I’m wondering about using a cares harness/car seat. Is either possible? If not, were you comfortable with just the regular lap belt? Would love to do the overnight flight in business class, but worried about the safety sid. Thoughts? Thanks so much!

    • Cate, I have not flown that with her. Truthfully by 4 I wouldn’t be too worried about using a harness myself, especially when you are sleeping you wouldn’t be able to use it for sure. I would just trust that your kiddo is roughly as safe as everyone else on the flight…which is to say pretty darn safe. 😉

      • Wonderful! I’ll throw the cares harness in the bag, but suspect we’ll just skip it. I was hoping other, more experienced travelers with pre-schoolers do the same and that I wasn’t unreasonably prioritizing comfort over safety.

        • Nah, you’re good. The CARES harness may offer slightly more safety, but really it’s primary function is just keeping super wiggly toddlers in place and in their belts. If your four year old can keep a belt on I think the benefits of the CARES harness would be greatly reduced anyway by that point. Enjoy the flight!

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