First class is going away on American’s Dallas – Paris flight. But from late summer until that happens they’ve opened the floodgates on first class awards.
American is going to be removing first class on plenty of routes, as they reconfigure their Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 767 aircraft to new business class (and remove first class from the 777-200s). First class cabins will remain only on the 777-300ER aircraft which fly to destinations like London and Hong Kong.
Starting around August 21, American has released tons of first class award availability on its Dallas – Paris flights. That’s 125,000 miles roundtrip per person, and no fuel surcharges (since it’s on American metal).
Here’s a calendar of availability for two passengers in first class, August 28 through September 26:
Although some dates have only a single seat available, often it isn’t just two seats. American can show up to seven seats at a time, and a random search for availability (“Z” is first class award space) shows 7 seats on several dates using Expertflyer:
Availability runs through October 24. October 25 the flight starts to be operated by a 767 (old business class):
I came across good first class availability on this route on my own, but didn’t catch the broader pattern (just how many seats, and that it would go away) until that was flagged at TravelingBetter, pointing to a thread on Flyertalk.
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