American Business Class Award Space to Europe
According to View from the Wing, American Airlines has loaded a lot of business class space for their new 2018 seasonal flights to Europe. Quite a lot of confirmable upgrade space is showing as well.
Summer 2018 to Europe
Here is what is available next summer for 3 people from Chicago to Venice. This flight is operated by a 787-800 aircraft with lie flat seats.
There is also a lot of space on their Philadelphia to Budapest and Philadelphia to Prague routes. Those flights are operated by 767-300 aircraft with very narrow lie flat seats. Here is the space showing for 3 people on each of these routes.
Which Plane Is Best?
In my opinion the ORD-VCE flight is probably the best of the bunch due to the aircraft used. While the business class seats on AA’s 787 aircraft aren’t perfect, they are far superior to those used on the 767 aircraft.
My main complaint with the 767 seat is it’s width. Due to the size of the aircraft, the seats are very narrow. With that said, all seats have aisle access which is a plus. American’s 767 business class also doesn’t feature built in IFE. They do hand out a tablet but it isn’t quite the same.
If you are thinking about a Summer getaway to Europe next year then now may be the time to burn those American miles. Business Class space on American flights is tough to find, especially during peak travel times. As of now there is ample space, but it definitely will go quickly.