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Europe OW J Award

Europe OW J Award

  1. Jacob McCarthy

    I already secured space home from Vienna to ORD on Austrian using UA miles, but what do you guys recommend for an OW J class award using AA miles to continental Europe. I really don’t want to go through LHR due to the fees and all that. This is for a award the week of Easter.

  2. Hugh B

    I know this sounds really complex and, if you are just looking for a quick way home this isn’t for you but, I found the following itinerary looking on AA.com:VIE-CDG-(AirBerlin)HEL-JFK-(Finnair)CLT-ORD(American). Obviously, the other option is to fly VIE-MAD-ORD on Iberia.

  3. Gaurav

    If you’re avoiding BA you’re down to Finnnair, AA, IB and AirBerlin. Especially around a holiday I would lock in whatever is available.

  4. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 24721, member: 79″]If you’re avoiding BA you’re down to Finnnair, AA, IB and AirBerlin. Especially around a holiday I would lock in whatever is available.[/QUOTE]
    I found an AA award to LHR so no fees , will probably do paid BA from there and will hope to check out the first wing when it opens

  5. Hugh B

    [QUOTE=”Jacob McCarthy, post: 24848, member: 104″]I found an AA award to LHR so no fees , will probably do paid BA from there and will hope to check out the first wing when it opens[/QUOTE]
    Keep in mind that while you don’t get the BA fees, you still get the UK taxes which are higher than the rest of Europe(~100$.)

  6. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Hugh B, post: 24874, member: 2317″]Keep in mind that while you don’t get the BA fees, you still get the UK taxes which are higher than the rest of Europe(~100$.)[/QUOTE]
    I booked the awards today, $5.60 fees for ORD-LHR on AA, and $81 fees for VIE-ORD on Austrian, interesting I got my Austrian ref number from ua, but couldn’t choose a seat with it on Austrian, I put it into Lufthansa’s website though and I could

  7. Anonymous

    [USER=104]@Jacob McCarthy[/USER] — That’s typical, sounds like you did everything right!

  8. Jacob McCarthy

    [QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 24877, member: 7″][USER=104]@Jacob McCarthy[/USER] — That’s typical, sounds like you did everything right![/QUOTE]
    Hopefully BA’s first wing is open when I’m at LHR, excited to check it out

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