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With the big American Airlines devaluation kicking in on Monday (March 22,) I am highlighting all the good award space I see, like this award space to Argentina, Brazil, and Chile in 2016.

Today that is Business Class award space to London in December.

Why This Matters

Ideally you’d book award space to Europe now to save some miles.

Current award prices:

  • 20,000 AA miles one way in economy from October 15 to May 15
  • 30,000 AA in economy from May 16 to October 14
  • 50,000 in Business
  • 62,500 in First

Award prices for bookings made March 22 or later:

  • 22,500 AA miles one way from January 10 to March 14, November 1 to December 14
  • 30,000 AA miles one way in economy the rest of the year
  • 57,500 in Business
  • 80,000 in First

Award Space

The award space is in Business Class for two people from Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago to London on nonstop American Airlines flights.

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This is flat bed award space, and the Los Angeles route features American Airlines’ flagship 777-300ER plane.

You do NOT want to return from London on an award; the taxes are just too high. So instead, look to return home from continental Europe, from a low tax city, possibly with United miles.

For instance, there is great award space for two people in economy and Business Class this winter from Brussels back to the United States, say Los Angeles.
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Screen Shot 2016-03-17 at 6.54.09 PMBottom Line

If you’re looking to burn American Airlines miles before the devaluation, there is plentiful award space to London in Business Class for December 2016, an award that goes up in price 15% on Tuesday.

Or you can book economy awards for 20,000 miles each way at off peak prices before off peak awards’ dates are severely restricted on Tuesday.

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