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Earlier in the week, Gary Leff, from View From The Wing, announced that British Airways had slashed the cost of most American domestic First Class travel, reporting that BA had reduced the cost by 50%.
Starting January 11, 2017, American Airlines will start using Business Class fare buckets for its Premium domestic cabin, although the cabins will still be referred to as First Class by the airline.
British Airways seems to be realigning their pricing policy in line with American fare classification. As a result, a one-way first class flight on American booked with British Airways will drop from 30,000 miles to 15,000 miles for flights up to 1,150 miles.
It is not clear whether this is just a temporary adjustment from British Airways, and in the long run they could revert their pricing to reflect how American Airlines classifies its cabins. For now, however, there are some great deals to be had.
Currently, for flights between 1,151 and 2,000 miles, BA charges 10,000 miles for an Economy ticket, and 20,000 miles for a Business Class fare. This is a good deal by most standards since generally Premium cabins cost more than double the cash price of economy.
If you're thinking about booking an award for departure after January 11, 2017, start looking. You shouldn’t wait to enjoy some great deals when booking American domestic flights using British Airways Avios.
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