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American Airlines starts flying between Los Angeles and Auckland daily on June 23, 2016 with a Dreamliner. The American Airlines Dreamliner has no First Class, but Business Class features flat beds in a 1-2-1 configuration so every seat has aisle access.

While American Airlines has sold tickets on the route for months, it hadn’t, until today, released any Saver Business Class award space.

Today it opened a ton of space, 2+ award seats in both directions for months at a time. Unfortunately that lasted about 30 minutes.

This is the current award space picture as of 10:10 AM ET.

Five total days of Business Class award space for 2+ people from Los Angeles to Auckland between June and December 2016.

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.07.13 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.07.25 PMFifteen total days of Business Class award space for 2+ people from Auckland to Los Angeles between June and December 2016. Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.08.17 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.08.26 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.08.35 PM Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 12.08.46 PMHopefully the better award space from an hour ago returns, but at least this is something.

This fits American Airlines’ pattern from the last week of opening up a lot more international premium cabin award space on its own flights, something that hopefully continues through March 22, 2016 when award prices go way up.

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