DEAL DEAD: AA First Class Heathrow to Los Angeles wide open in April and May

(This deal is now dead as AA has pulled the availability. Looks like it was a mistake, although if you booked it you are safe.)

This is one of the rare ‘middle of the day’ posts that I run when something very interesting crops up.

Later this week, I will be writing about the new American Airlines service between Heathrow and Los Angeles which launches on March 28th, increasing the frequency to twice daily.

Via One Mile At A Time, AA has opened up pretty much EVERY First Class seat for redemption for the first two months. 

If you are looking to fly to the US West Coast between 28th March and 31st May, this is your solution.  Want 7 First Class seats?  No problem.  You will also get the brand new American Airlines First Class product on a Boeing 777:

AA First Class suite

The downside of redeeming on American, of course, is that you cannot use a British Airways American Express 2-4-1 voucher.  If that is not a problem for you, this is a great opportunity to get seats on the exact dates you want.

It is not clear if this is an error by American or if they just don’t expect to sell many seats as the flight beds in.  If you book, your seat is guaranteed even if it is an error under US aviation rules.

Via ba.com, you are looking at 150,000 Avios and £584 per person, return.  If you have American Airlines miles and book via AA, the taxes figure will be substantially lower.  You can cancel for the usual £35 per person.

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Comments

  1. Cancellation with AA is $150 unless you are Executive Platinum

  2. If booking via AA.com it is 62,500 miles + £197.86 for taxes one way LHR-LAX.

    Same mileage in the opposite direction, but only £3.50 in taxes.

  3. I’m no doubt showing my ignorance but how do I book on BA.com? When I try and search it’s only showing BA flights with “no availability” No doubt doing something wrong……?

    • Search on AA if you can see it there then phone BA. It needs to show AAsaver to qualify.

  4. Looks gone now :(

  5. At least I’ll give credit to Big R for letting us know 😉