Does American Allow First Class Awards Between The Middle East And Africa?

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    One of my favorite uses of American AAdvantage miles is for travel in first class on the Middle Eastern carriers, including Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways. They have among the most over the top first class products out there, at least on their newer planes. The only downside is that the Middle Eastern carriers only operate first class cabins on select routes, and Qatar Airways has even gone so far as to say that first class as a concept is obsolete. A vast majority of service by both carriers to Africa is operated by two cabin planes, without a first class. They've occasionally offered three class service (Etihad sometimes does to Cairo, for example), though not with any consistency. However, now both Etihad and Qatar offer a first class cabin on their routes between Abu Dhabi/Doha and Casablanca, Morocco. You'll notice something strange if you look at the American award chart for travel to from the Middle East/Indian Subcontinent, though: The post Does American Allow First Class Awards Between The Middle East And Africa? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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