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Getting to Europe with AAdvantage and US Airways miles in Business Class without paying $1,000+ in British Airways surcharges has been very tough recently, especially if you’re planning Summer travel.
But that has quickly (and probably briefly) changed.
The View from the Wing blog and reader Tamara report that US Airways released a bunch of new award space on US Airways international flights. It was part of a systems change, so what you see now may well be temporary and gone soon.
While the number of days available is spotty, there are decent options during the prime summer months and the availability on each flight is really deep, often over 5 seats per flight, so if you’re trying to plan a family trip get on it now.
Here are the routes that US Airways flies to Europe, you should check each of them individually to get a sense of all your options.
Here is Charlotte to Rome….
And Charlotte to Barcelona…
Along with Philadelphia to Paris.
Remember if you’re booking using American AAdvantage miles you won’t pay any fees for changing your ticket from a British Airways surcharge route as long as it’s more than 21 days before departure and your starting and ending cities don’t change.
Reader Tamara even reports getting an agent to overlook the fee for a trip less than 21 days from now, so call up and rebook now.
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