Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.
$1,000 toward travel or transfer to United, Southwest, and more.
That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® or 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs.
Business Class is more luxurious than ever thanks to flat-bed seats that are now available on many long-haul international flights. American AAdvantage is one of the best mile programs for travel in Business Class thanks to its OneWorld and other partners with generous award seat availability. The award chart prices are reasonable (more so than United), as long as you avoid high fuel surcharges on British Airways, and the variety of options is outstanding. Below are photos of the Business Class seats of 18 airlines you can book with your AAdvantage miles to / from the United States.
We’ve also included what cities they serve in the U.S. and where you can look online for award seat availability, as not all of them show up on AA.com. BA.com (British Airways) and Qantas.com will let you see most options. You’ll need to open a (free) frequent flier account with them to search for awards using their websites.
Once you do, it’s easy. Just choose ‘Book with Avios’ when you log in to BA.com, or do a ‘Classic Award’ search when logged into Qantas.com. You’ll then see flights you may be able to book with your AAdvantage miles and you can do that by calling 1-800-882-8880. Qantas.com sometimes shows seats unavailable to AAdvantage members.
Don’t forget these rules on how you can travel with AAdvantage miles on long international trips…
For trips that break those rules or if you want to visit multiple cities try the AAdvantage Explorer Award. Other than that, enjoy. AAdvantage miles are a great way to save up for a Business Class award. You can keep track of AAdvantage bonus offers here.
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