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Best reward airlines LAX to Europe summer 2017

Best reward airlines LAX to Europe summer 2017

  1. Ari

    Have miles/points spread across a handful of programs (SPG, AMEX-MR (most), Diners, AA, Avios, etc) and want to book travel for next summer from LAX to a European gateway city. Given that you hate BA, Lucky, but I guess from reading your posts, must make LA a home base, what airline(s) do you like and/or recommend for flying TATL? Also, I realize LAX happens to be one of the most difficult to find award space on TATL flights. Historically, I have used a boatload of Avios to fly J and F on BA metal, but like everyone else hate the surcharges – but have paid them anyway because I think highly of their soft product & seats. I’m 6-2 and a side sleeper so fully-flat with legroom sufficient to turn over (in size 12 feet) is pretty important.

  2. tconway02

    Welcome [USER=2239]@Ari[/USER],

    I would recommend Delta as they have a great sale and are partners of Amex. Or Virgin Atlantic, they are also partners of Amex and have a great product. Finally, Air France they are also an Amex partner and have a solid product.

    Hope this helps!

  3. Ari

    Thanks, [USER=1837]@tconway02[/USER]. I guess I should have said that I flew Delta earlier this summer and found the business class seats to be pretty bad. The tiny cubbyhole that you’re supposed to put your feet into barely fit my feet. I’d love to try Virgin, but availability seems to be very limited from LAX, but I can try again. Thanks for the suggestions!

  4. David W

    Have you considered buying a BA ticket and then upgrading with Avios? That might be a better use for long haul flights on BA metal.

    Aside from that I’d say AF new J, LH F, TK J are also great choices. AA’s 77W is also a decent choice as well. If you dont mind a further connection, EY and QR are also pretty good though they dont fly their best hard products to LAX.

  5. Gaurav

    Not sure if you have already but if not, also consider a connection. Direct flights are great but a connecting elsewhere might open up a lot of options.

  6. Brodie

    AA on 77W in J is hard to beat purely on hard product.

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