TAM First Class is probably the most unattainable product in First Class with miles, along with Transaero. While scarcity might not mean that the product is great (just look at Ben flying China Southern), space is absolute WIDE OPEN from JFK.
They also only have a 4 seat cabin on their new first class on their 77W’s so it’s also one of the smallest first class cabin. It also looks AMAZING:
Fabio’s post from his blog this morning on Passegiero de Premiera says that he’s seeing first class award space available to partners. I can’t believe my eyes!
I am seeing FOUR First Class seats on throughout the schedule to New York on the ANA Tool:
The entire cabin is bookable with miles. For what looks like the nicest way to get to Southern South America (aside from Korean Air’s fifth freedom LAX-GRU), this is an incredible deal.
There’s at least two seats available over Christmas.
It does seem like Miami had space earlier but it’s getting pulled, so if you do want to book I’d suggest heading for this as soon as possible.
I have not booked myself but I can get past the results page on Aeroplan, so it does seem that it is bookable (whereas with the YYZ-MUC LH F glitch Aeroplan couldn’t proceed past the booking page):
To make sure you are booking onto the new first class you want to make sure the plane is a 77W (so NOT THE A330) and has 11 rows of business class. So I think this is the new seat map:
This space is bookable with United Miles, US Dividend Miles, American AAdvantage, and Aeroplan, all with no fuel surcharges!!! With United it’s 70k oneway (double roundtrip), Aeroplan 67.k oneway, 62.5k one way with American, and 125k with USDM roundtrip.