Last fall I posted about wide-open award availability to Europe with AA miles that lasted a few days. It’s back! And both ways this time! I’m seeing 6 or more seats on many weekdays for US Airways routes to Europe in both coach and business class.
Seats are on US Airways routes
US Airways flies from:
Charlotte to Barcelona, Dublin, London, Madrid, Paris and Rome.
Philadelphia to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Glasgow, London, Madrid, Manchester, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shannon, Venice and Zurich.
Also, availability is very good on the PHL-TLV route at 67,500 miles each way. Israel is often one of the harder places to get premium cabin award seats for families, after Australia.
If you want to visit a city not listed, you may be able to get there via Madrid continuing on Iberia, or via London continuing on British Airways. Either will raise the price some due to surcharges and increased taxes, but they will still be excellent deals.
These will not last!
At about the same time as I posted this, Gary at View From the Wing posted the same news, along with the reason this is happening.
US Airways transitioned its fare codes over the weekend. As of yesterday, ‘U’ is fare basis for business class awards instead of ‘I’.
It looks like some of the folks in revenue management over at US Airways didn’t get the memo, because ‘U’ class has been left wide open on several flights.
Book. Sort out details. Fly. Enjoy. Read on…
5 day holds are free!
Hold now, ask questions and sort out details later, and get these booked and ticketed as soon as you can! Please do not let these get away if you’re planning family travel to Europe!
That’s it! Happy hunting!
Update: around 8:15 CST 1/19 these business class fares were showing up but then redirecting to the flight selection if you tried to book. By 8:30 it looks like many have been pulled, but as inventory is adjusted and updated they could be available off and on. Coach availability still looks better than usual. If you got a family trip out of this deal, we’d love to hear about it in the comments!