Award Alert: Great American Airlines A321 First Class Space!

American Airlines will be the only carrier that will have 3 class service on their LAX-JFK and SFO-JFK transcon flights on their new A321T, which I’m really excited to fly because it looks like there’s pretty good award space!

The pictures from First Class look really good:

A321 First Class

A321 First Class

So today a friend told me about seeing space in First Class. Previously, AA has been really stingy with award space except closer to departure but it looks like finally they’ve opened up some space on this route in First Class more than 2 weeks before departure, which is great. In July/August, all the highlighted spaces have at least 1 F seat on that date:

First Class Award Space

First Class Award Space

In fact, on most days it seems like there is an award seat available on every single flight!

All flights!

All flights!

Business Class space is also excellent, with at least one seat every single day:

A321 J Space

A321 J Space

Business Class also have a great fully-flat product:

Business Class

Business Class

It’s perfect if you’re tying this as a free one-way on a 67.5k AA Award (which I am) first class award to/from Asia 2. I’d personally prefer to have a stopover in YVR at do CX F YVR-JFK for my free one-way but HKG-YVR CX F space is extremely stingy. So I will be using Avios for the LAX-YVR-LAX “positioning” flights. But the free one-way on AA is one of the best ways to take advantage of this space. Naturally this space should also be available with Avios, although that’s not as great of a deal. My post on my AA redemption will be coming up soon. 🙂

(Tip of the hat to Tahsir)

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