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Booking AA award to South America
I’m trying to book a business class SFO-SCL award on AA for November 2020. It looks like they have 3 flights a day to SCL with wide open seat maps but I’m seeing prices all over the board from 57K to 300K. There does not seem to be a consistent pattern as new dates open at the end of the schedule. Any thoughts about when is the best time to look for space if the dates I want aren’t available for a reasonable number of miles?
There is really no rhyme or reason to booking AA awards these days. I’d say your best option is to utilize a service like Expert Flyer to set alerts for when saver seats become available, or literally check yourself every couple days.
AA has also started to use married segment logic quite consistently on award tickets recently, so I’d also check smaller airports that you would be willing to position to or start in to get the ticket. For instance, we are looking at going back to Croatia in 2020. American wants around 180k miles for a one way business class on their nonstop from Philly to Dubrovnik – but if we start in BWI (conveniently where we actually live), they will give it us at the saver level of 57.5k. :confused::confused::confused: