Monday - Oct 15, 2018

Wanna Try Qatar Airways A380 First Class? You May Do A Stopover, On Your Way To India


Qatar Airways is one of the leading airlines operating A380. You can fly between Doha and Paris or Doha and London on their brand new A380.

Let us assume that you are planning to fly to India in business class using miles, which will cost you 67,500 AA Miles for a one way business class.

 

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Instead, You could split your itinerary in to 2 parts, You can fly from Dallas to Paris and spend a few days in Paris and then fly to India. You need to book 2 separate awards instead of 1 award.

 

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You need the following for travel  between USA and Europe

  • 30,000 AA Miles for a one way economy award (20,000 Miles off peak)
  • 50,000 AA Miles for a one way business award
  • 62,500 AA Miles for a one way first award

You need the following for travel between Europe and India.

  • 20,000 AA Miles for a one way economy award (20,000 Miles off peak)
  • 30,000 AA Miles for a one way business award
  • 40,000 AA Miles for a one way first award

 

If you choose to travel in Economy in from USA to Paris and in First class from Paris to India, you need a total of 70,000 AA miles for the 2 awards and you get to experience Paris.

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Qatar Airways operates its brand new A380 between Paris and Doha, you could continue your journey to India with Qatar Airways on their brand new A380.

 

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If you book an off peak  economy award from Dallas to Paris, you need only 60K AA Miles ( A net savings of 7,500 miles)

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Conclusion:

You could split your itinerary to India in 2 parts and visit Europe before continuing your journey to India. Note that American Airlines is devaluing their award chart on Dec 22, 2016.

You could even save some miles if you choose to travel in economy from USA to Europe and then continue your journey to India in First Class.

 

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