Where is the Space? American Airlines New Flat Bed Business Class

For a long time, a major weakness of American Airlines miles has been that American Airlines Business Class featured exclusively angled lie flat seats.

4 Business Class Award Seats Every Day Between USA and Asia

There are four Business Class award seats available every day in June 2015 on Japan Airlines' flight from Los Angeles to Osaka, Japan. Hat tip to reader Oren for passing along the tip.

The award space is bookable with American Airlines and US Airways miles much for as low as 50,000 miles each way. There are excellent connection options to and from Los Angeles and Osaka, so this space effectively connects all of the United States with all of Asia.

Unfortunately the seat servicing the route is angled lie flat.

50,000 Mile Offer on US Airways Card

Reader Trevor was snail mailed a 50,000 mile bonus offer on The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard®. He sent along the following scan of the offer.

The offer is identical to the publicly available 40,000 bonus mile offer on The US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® except for the extra 10,000 miles.

Can you get the 50,000 mile offer?
How can you get these targeted offers?
Will the public offer go to 50,000 miles before the card disappears?

Can You Get the 50,000 Mile Offer?
Trevor's offer directs him to the URL usairwayscard.com/5676.

American Airlines/El Al Partnership Ends, Cheapest Options to Israel

American Airlines' and El Al's partnership ends October 31, 2014.

To use American Airlines miles to fly to Israel on El Al, you must book by October 31, 2014. You can book American Airlines awards up to 11 months in advance, so you can travel on tickets booked October 31, 2014 until about the end of September 2015.

Once the partnership ends, you will still be able to use American Airlines miles to book US Airways flights from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv.

Five Underpriced Countries for Your Next Award

Sometimes you can go really far for not very miles by finding underpriced countries on your favorite award chart.

Award charts, by their nature, group several countries together for a single price. The countries at the extremes of each group are often underpriced relative to the rest of the group, leaving you the chance to get a great deal with your miles.

Here are five examples of underpriced countries on the American Airlines, United, Delta, US Airways, and British Airways award charts.
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How to Book a Roundtrip to Europe for 30,000 US Airways Miles

Anyone can book themselves a roundtrip to Europe this winter for 30,000 US Airways miles. Award space is excellent, and you can get the miles you need from opening one credit card and making one purchase on it.

Yesterday, I wrote about the unannounced demise of US Airways off peak awards to South America.

No More US Airways Off Peak Awards to South America

US Airways offers some of the best off peak awards in the world. During select dates each year, you can fly:

Between the United States and Europe for 35,000 miles roundtrip in economy
Between the United States and the Caribbean for 25,000 miles roundtrip in economy and 50,000 in business

Plus, US Airways® Premier World MasterCard® cardholders get an extra 5,000 mile discount on off peak awards, so they can fly to Europe for 30,000 miles roundtrip or the Caribbean for 20,000 miles roundtrip.

The Cheapest Awards within One Region

If you THINK BIG, and take an amazing multi-destination trip, you'll need to book several tickets to hop between destinations.

In the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia, flights are fairly cheap because of the many competing airlines, including low cost carriers. In other regions, like Africa and South America, short flights can be exorbitantly expensive as a lack of competition drives up prices.

When ticket prices are expensive, that's the time to use miles. I've already laid out the cheapest intra-region bargain awards with American Airlines and United miles.

American Airlines Best Business and First Class on New Route

American Airlines' best Business and First Class are both found on the 777-300ER, its newest international plane.

The 777-300ER features fully flat beds in Business Class and First Class, plus a walk up bar on board for the folks up front.

US Airways 100% Bonus Buy Miles Promotion

From September 2 - 30, 2014 US Airways is offering all Dividend Miles members the chance to purchase miles with up to a 100% bonus. Many past offers have been targeted, but not this one.

During the promotion, you can buy up to 50,000 US Airways miles and get a 100% bonus in miles. That means you can get 100,000 US Airways miles for $1,881 total or 1.88 cents each.

This deal is very common.