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flying out of TPA biz class

flying out of TPA biz class

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Lucky,
    This question is more for you or anyone else who flys out of tampa.

    I finally have enough AA miles to redeem for a Business class ticket. I want to take a trip next year to Japan. My question is should I use my miles and leave out of TPA, but it wants me to do CRAZY routings eg: TPA -> CLT -> JFK -> NRT others had two stops as well.

    Or I can position myself and set my initial destination as ORD and fly nonstop on JAL. Of course I’d have to pay for the flight to ORD. I do have status with AA so I wouldn’t pay for the bag and would much rather fly on JAL than AA with my miles. Thoughts?

    Background – this would be a solo trip and my work is super flex with vacation policies.

  2. David W

    Use BA or JAL’s search tools to find award space and then call AA to book. JAL space doesnt show up on AA’s website. Search for ORD-NRT or any other of their flights then ask AA to add in domestic connecting legs, assuming space is available.

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