The Middle-Eastern airlines are coming at the American legacy carriers again with low fares (and superior service).
Note that there have to be 2 or more people traveling together to get this low low fare.
United has a similar deal good for just one person (or more), as per DansDeals:
Norwegian Airlines is a trans-Atlantic ultra-low-cost carrier, like WOW. This planned new route is bound to put pressure on the legacy airlines to keep prices down.
Norwegian Sees Growth in TATL Market
As a reminder, some awards for American Airlines are going to be much more costly as of March 22, 2016. This is particularly true of First Class and Business Class awards.
You can book travel (up to 331 days into the future) now under the old, more favorable, award chart.
See the charts at http://www.milevalue.com/massive-devaaluation-of-american-airlines-chart-march-22-2016/ for the bad news.
American Airlines has some great partners that serve the Middle East and India, including Etihad Airways, Jet Airways and Qatar Airways. You can use AAdvantage miles to fly on the partner airlines, with aircraft and service often superior to American itself.
You must route either non-stop from North America to destination, or through Europe…trans-Pacific flights to these destinations are not bookable with AAdvantage miles.
Photos by Pat McDonald and Paolo Rosa
Bring a second bag containing “an umbrella, camera, infant diaper bag, assistive devices, outer garments (e.g., coats, hats and wraps), reading material and food for the flight.”
A similar idea may work for other airlines that drastically limit carry-ons, like WOW Airlines…review their policies before you fly, and even take a printout with you to the airport.
There is no mention of vests with pockets stuffed with gear, like the ScotteVest.
“…My favorite redemption with AA miles is first class from the United States to Asia. Currently, these awards price from 62,500 to 67,5000 miles one-way depending on your destination within Asia — come March 22, 2016, the price of these same seats raise to either 80,000 or 110,000 miles!
Read more at: Only 69 Days Until the American Airlines Devaluation — Here’s What You Need to Do NOW | Frugal Travel Guy…”
You can book tickets now under the old award chart, for travel up to February 2017.
Avoid BA for trans-Atlantic award travel utilizing AAdvantage miles. Use American or airBerlin, consider Iberia.