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Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« on: January 22, 2019, 02:49:08 PM »
Hi all,

I'm looking for ideas on destinations that I can get to with AA miles (about 400k) for a honeymoon vacation with my husband.
Here are the requirements:

- Could be anywhere without Zika
- Must be a route that offers lie flat seats (I know I sound spoiled, but this is kind of a once in a lifetime type of trip, so i'd like it to be as nice as possible)
- Low or no fuel surcharges if possible

I tried booking lie flat to Hawaii but that was far too difficult (I know AA has some lie flat options, but I just couldn't figure out how to book/no availability)

We'd love to go to Israel but there are no good options for lie flat (BA has ridiculous fuel surcharges and RJ had no dates available other than shabbas departure. Plus I prefer not to travel on RJ, if possible)

Mods, if a similar thread exists please let me know and I'll check it out.

Thanks so much!




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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 03:51:19 PM »
Use Cathay Pacific to go anywhere you want in Asia or south africa.

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 04:26:43 PM »
Use Cathay Pacific to go anywhere you want in Asia or south africa.
Do you have any experience booking Cathay?

Any specific places in Asia or South Africa that you'd recommend?

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 05:02:28 PM »
To book Cathay on AA you need to find availability using an airline search engine that shows Cathay availability. Best one one is Qantas, but you can also use ba. Then call to book.
As far as where to go, if you're flying Cathay you'll want to spend some time in Hong Kong because you'll be connecting there anyway. As for anywhere else, that will depend on your interests and specific needs. Try the various destination threads and trip reports and have fun!

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 05:20:38 PM »
or if preferred more local can go to LA or SF from nyc on lie flat seats

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 06:14:44 PM »
Is there a way to search for available AA milesaver fares e.g. from NYC for a given date?

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 09:11:11 AM »
Is there a way to search for available AA milesaver fares e.g. from NYC for a given date?

AA.com award search

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 03:22:13 PM »
or if preferred more local can go to LA or SF from nyc on lie flat seats

Nice idea, thanks!

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2019, 04:25:39 PM »
Nice idea, thanks!
If doing that and you find 2 seats in J do that. F isn't much of an upgrade if you are flying as a couple.

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2019, 06:19:47 PM »
South Africa- on Qatar 70k each way. can also fly there via Abu Dhabi on Etihad if you really want to burn extra miles as its two awards. but you can get a stopover there.
Cape Town and JoBurg are awesome
I have done them twice and am itching to go a third time

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2019, 06:25:36 PM »
AA.com award search

I mean to search for any/many available possible destinations using milesaver fares, rather than searching each destination individually. Something like google.flghts where milesaver fares are available. Milesaver fares availability is incredibly poor even more than 6 months out.

Edit: I found the answer. It's https://www.aa.com/awardMap/home.do
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 08:07:20 PM by David61 »

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Re: Vacation/destination ideas with AA miles
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2019, 06:49:38 PM »
You can go to YVR on CX if based around NYC.