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American Airlines is offering some very tempting Web Specials right now, especially for travelers originating in small regional airports: 84,000 miles round trip in business class to Europe! The same flights can be booked for just 34,000 miles round trip in economy. Usually, we see Web Specials for flights in economy class and within the United States, although there have been exceptions to that in the past.
- Use 84,000 miles for round-trip business class travel from regional airports in the U.S. to European destinations.
- Use 34,000 miles for round-trip economy class travel from regional airports in the U.S. to European destinations.
- Available travel dates vary by origin and destination.
- These flights are Web Specials, meaning they cannot be changed once booked.
How To Book
For those like me who try to avoid the new American Airlines award booking interface at all costs, you won’t see these business class deals. Business class Web Specials will only show up in the newer booking engine. I highlight an example below from Wilmington, NC (ILM) to Paris, France (CDG).
Searching flights in January using the new interface, a small number of dates show business class award availability at the Web Special rate of 42,000 one way. Note that in this case I end up selecting January 10 as my departure date, which does not show 42,000 miles for business class. There is a reason I dislike the new American Airlines award booking interface! However, trying to use the old booking engine, these results do not appear.
Is American incentivizing travelers to use the new award booking tool instead of the old by making Web Specials like these available? I doubt that is the case, although it certainly makes me change my mind about avoiding the new tool at all costs.
This is an amazing opportunity for travelers starting out at smaller, regional U.S. airports to fly to Europe – and in style! What I like in particular about this deal is that business class and economy class awards can be combined. For just 59,000 miles, you can fly business class on the way to Europe, and fly home in economy. That way, you can help beat the jet lag with a lie-flat seat overnight, and return home in economy in the daytime to save 25,000 miles.
Will you be taking advantage of this amazing promotion?
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