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Does AA release domestic first class saver awards close in?
I need to travel one way in early January, and I was able to book a saver economy award FLL-CLT-PHX. No other saver flights were available in either Y or J/F. The first leg is an A321 and the second an A332, and neither of them has any seats up front occupied as best as I can tell. I’d like to upgrade myself if at all possible (especially for lie-flat on CLT-PHX), but there’s no saver space. Is it at all likely that AA will make seats available as the date of travel approaches? Thanks in advance.
Saver space could definitely open up closer to departure, but just FYI that there aren’t lie-flats on CLT-PHX. It’s only the A321T to/from JFK from LAX/SFO that have those seats.
OP said that CLT-PHX is on an A332, which should have lie-flats, no?
It does look like there is one daily flight operated by an A330. These are the legacy US Airways planes with reverse herringbone seats. It’s an odd use of the aircraft since all other daily flights use an A321. That being said, AA’s sort of unreliable when it comes to awards, even last minute. There’s really no way to tell if they’ll release the seats for awards. Furthermore, early January would have a lot of travelers from the holidays so it could be even tougher. I’d just keep checking and hope for the best. However, it’s only blocked for about 4h45m – actual flight time is probably closer to 4h so it wont be the worst thing if youre flying Y on a wide body.
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