As you can see by the title, I’m having a bit of a dilemma regarding where my father and I should travel. We currently have 350,000 AAdvantage miles and we’re looking to use those to book the flights. We originally looked at flying to London out of Boston on the BA A380 (flying on the A380 was one of our goals for at least one of the legs), which would only cost us 230K points for the both of us to fly Business Class round trip. The unfortunate side to flying British Airways is that we would also have to pay $3K in fees.
A few questions I have for those who have possible suggestions for me:
- Does the use of miles plus paying the fees justify the tickets we’ll be buying (~$1600/person)? If not, should we consider flying on American, even though it is more miles, and then pay however much money needed to cover the rest of the fare?
- Should we consider traveling somewhere else or flying a different airline for a better deal?
For reference, we were looking at traveling for about 4-5 nights in the window from April 12th to April 19th, 2019, but we’ll most likely do this trip over the summer since an unexpected opportunity in Atlanta popped up during this week.
I’m open to any and all suggestions! Thanks 🙂