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:
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.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:
(Want to earn more Avios? Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)