Interested in American Airlines 85,000 Bonus miles deal, how's your experience on booking business class flights and availability?

Hi all,

I was emailed a current deal by American Airlines today (85,000 Bonus miles deal).

Where you can buy miles, and receive bonus miles. In the past when this was US Airways, I had done this several times. It was usually a double bonus miles deal that they ran. It was always quite difficult with US Airways to find business class seating, as it could only be done over the phone, and quite frankly they were pretty much useless.

Does anyone have feedback on booking business class flights with the American Airlines point? Do you know how many are required for flights, if the cost is worthwhile, and how available seating is?

Thanks & regards,

Hi again Skafhold,

Sounds like you are ramping up things. Good to hear.

I find American Airlines very easy to use. Availabilities are good when I booked for 11-12 mths in advance a couple months ago. Help desk line is great and on NSW number. Wait times were rather short.

I bought quite a lot of points a few months back and used it all with no problem. Not all award flights bookable with AA is available for booking online. But basically One World and all AA partners flights can be booked if award seats are available.

Most importantly, AA allows you to hold award seats for 5 days while you transfer miles or decide on whether to go ahead. Very good point to have when booking award seats.

AA miles table is in link below:

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-program/miles/redeem/award-travel/flight-award-chart.jsp

Other useful info on this page, especially historical miles pricing to see whether it is the cheapest on offer.

http://www.pointhacks.com.au/aadvantage-purchase-miles-guide/

United miles offering up to 100% bonus for mile purchase

http://www.pointhacks.com.au/united-mileageplus-buy-miles-guide/

These are generally shown in the bottom section of “Active Deals”

 

If you look on the award chart in the link. Most of the destinations from South Pacific (Australia) just have a blue dot.

Does that mean you cant travel there?