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AA international business awards
I am looking for three AA business award seats to Germany next October (not on BA). I am seeing two seats at most on each flight. Is there any way around this? Will calling help? Is there a chance seats will open up closer to departure? Are there waitlists on AA if I book one economy seat and hope to upgrade later (I’m not talking elite upgrades)?
Welcome [USER=987]@DadOBoys[/USER] ! Have you checked Iberia as well? Their award space doesn’t show on aa.com so you’ll need to use ba.com and you’ll likely have to search segment-by-segment as ba.com will naturally want to route you through London. While there are fuel surcharges on IB, they are much less than on BA.
That being said, I was searching for tickets on IB myself a month ago and only ever saw 2 seats available on a given flight. That seems to be common on many airlines.
As to whether or not they’ll open additional seats, maybe [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] can chime in with what she’s seen while booking awards.
Happy to! Seeing two seats isn’t uncommon, but three is very very very rare. You can’t waitlist, annoyingly, but they do sometimes release seats prior to departure. American isn’t as consistent about this as other airlines though. 🙁