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Great Business Class Award Availability to Barcelona on American

Jan. 31, 2018
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Great Business Class Award Availability to Barcelona on American
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American Airlines continues to offer great business class award availability on flights to Europe. Last week we saw unreal business availability on AA flights all over Europe, which comes after American pledged to offer better saver award availability in September.

Now, we are seeing plenty of saver availability for flights from the US to Barcelona (BCN) on AA in business. At only 57,500 miles one-way or 115,000 round-trip, it's a pretty great deal since cash prices range from $3,000 to $7,700 round-trip.

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Here are some dates in February and March on American's nonstop to Barcelona from New York JFK.

And pretty good options for when the weather's better in Spain during early summer, also on non-stop flights:

Other American hubs like Miami (MIA) and Charlotte (CLT) are showing wide open space too.

Award availability for American business class displayed on the left from Charolette and the right from Miami.

Even better, many of those days include two or more seats that are available at the saver level, which is quite rare. Plus they're not on British Airways aircraft, meaning you won't be hit with insanely high fuel surcharges. Most of the flights are on American's 777-200 which features 45 lie-flat seats in a 1-2-1 configuration — all with direct aisle access.

If you're flying through JFK or Miami, you'll also have the chance to experience American's fantastic new flagship lounges. JFK's features great food, drinks (i.e. all you can drink champagne), seating and even showers.

American Airlines JFK Flagship Lounge beverages.

If you're lacking in American miles, remember you can transfer points from SPG to your American account. Plus, you can sign-up for the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard which is currently offering a 60,000 point bonus after spending $3,000 in the first three months of account opening. The card also gives 10% of your miles back every year, up to 10,000. So if you booked a round-trip saver flight to Barcelona, you'd have to shell out 115,000 up front, but you'd get 10,000, meaning the effective cost of the award was just 105,000 miles! The information for the Citi AAdvantage Platinum card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Head to AA.com and enter your desired departure city and destination to book. Make sure you book quickly as these seats will likely disappear soon. American allows you 5 days to put award ticket tickets on hold, so even if you're not 100% sure of your plans, you can book now and figure them out over the next couple of days.

H/T: View From The Wing

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Rewards

1 - 2X miles
2X2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
1X1 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on other purchases

Intro offer

50,000 miles
Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

Annual Fee

$450

Recommended Credit

670-850
Excellent, Good
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 includes a complimentary membership to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge. Users can also add up to 10 authorized users (for no additional cost), and they get their own access — including two traveling companions. The primary cardmember also enjoys priority check in, screening and boarding for themselves and up to eight travel companions. Other perks include a free checked bag for domestic travel, 25% off eligible inflight purchases and $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Pros

  • Offers Admirals Club lounge access.
  • Help earning up to 10,000 EQMs that go toward elite status.
  • Priority check-in, airport screening, boarding and a free checked bag for you and up to 8 travel companions.
  • 25% discount on inflight food and beverages.
  • Receive a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Fee Statement Credit.

Cons

  • No travel protection benefits.
  • Miles redemption limited to American Airlines and its Oneworld partners.
  • 25% inflight credit doesn't include Wi-Fi.
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you and access for up to two guests or immediate family members traveling with you
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage® mile earned from purchases
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation
Best for American Airlines lounge access
TPG Editor‘s Rating
Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG‘s editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
3 / 5
Go to review

Rewards Rate

2X2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases
1X1 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Intro Offer
    Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® bonus miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.

    50,000 miles
  • Annual Fee

    $450
  • Recommended Credit
    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent, Good

Why We Chose It

 includes a complimentary membership to the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge. Users can also add up to 10 authorized users (for no additional cost), and they get their own access — including two traveling companions. The primary cardmember also enjoys priority check in, screening and boarding for themselves and up to eight travel companions. Other perks include a free checked bag for domestic travel, 25% off eligible inflight purchases and $100 statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck.

Pros

  • Offers Admirals Club lounge access.
  • Help earning up to 10,000 EQMs that go toward elite status.
  • Priority check-in, airport screening, boarding and a free checked bag for you and up to 8 travel companions.
  • 25% discount on inflight food and beverages.
  • Receive a Global Entry/TSA PreCheck Fee Statement Credit.

Cons

  • No travel protection benefits.
  • Miles redemption limited to American Airlines and its Oneworld partners.
  • 25% inflight credit doesn't include Wi-Fi.
  • Earn 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® Bonus Miles after spending $5,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening
  • Admirals Club® membership for you and access for up to two guests or immediate family members traveling with you
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees on purchases
  • Earn 2 AAdvantage® miles for every $1 spent on eligible American Airlines purchases and 1 AAdvantage® mile for every $1 spent on other purchases
  • Earn 1 Loyalty Point for every 1 eligible AAdvantage® mile earned from purchases
  • First checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 8 companions traveling with you on the same reservation