HURRY! American Releases Premium Cabin Award Space Between Los Angeles And Sydney


American recently started flying to Australia but until now they haven’t released any premium cabin award space.

They’re finally gotten less stingy and now is a great time to catch summer rays down under.

Business class seats are 62.5K AA miles each way while first class seats are 72.5K miles each way.

American flies brand new 777-300ERs on this route with WiFi and lie-flat beds that have direct aisle access from all business and first class seats. Both business and first class get pajamas on this route, so the main difference is that the first class seat is a bit more roomy than business, but both options are excellent.

Back in 2010 I got to fly around the world on AA’s defunct round-the-world award and for Australia we stopped off in Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmania, and the Whitsunday Islands. Truly an awesome country!

You can hold an AA award for 1 or 5 days on depending on how soon the flight is.

These sample dates won’t last long (though you can check again in 1 or 5 days when the holds expire 😉 )

Los Angeles-Sydney dates with 2+ business class seats:
December 30, 31
January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 29, 31
February 2, 9, 16, 23, 27

Los Angeles-Sydney dates with 2+ first class seats:
January 2, 5, 6

Sydney-Los Angeles dates with 2+ business class seats:
December 30, 31
January 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 24 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
February 9

Sydney-Los Angeles dates with 2+ first class seats:
January 11, 17, 21


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Darn, already booked my tickets in coach on United


Seems corrected now😀


Embarrassing that AS is not on this route yet


“There are currently no awards available on for your requested Origin and Destination. Please modify your request or contact AAdvantage Reservations for award opportunities on all AAdvantage participating airlines.”


Still seeing some, but it’s going fast.

Just a bug, try typing in another date.



Just put 2 F seats on hold for This sat night


Just held 5 tickets, so they’re definitely still there.


Why did they only open space for through the next 6 weeks or so?


Trying to book for Jan 13. Says unavailable.


That’s generally how award space works.

It was available, that’s why the title says hurry 😀

I’m holding 5 seats 01/10-01/19, but I’m probably going to cancel and they’ll go back into award inventory.


looking for aprox. 15+ tickets from NYC to Mel in march when is the best time, rate ???


Damn… Gonna be wanting this for next January. Hope it will be around… Planning to hit the Tennis Tournament and see Oz.


Will you let me know when you cancel them? 🙂


You actually want to book those dates?




pls help! booked grandma.
now on ota booking grandchild. ota says cant book child without adult. adult was booked sep. want to get points of OTA and book on line. ok to change DOB for +10 YRS, and then call airline to fix date? will LY do it?


Email me and we’ll coordinate a time.

Can change DoB, don’t even need to fix, it’s meaningless.


email address?


See top of the right sidebar.


Dan, if I’m using avois, can I only book flights with for the MileSAAver option? And do I have to transfer my avois?


Dan – do you expect more of these to become available? I’m looking to get to welling, NZ in the spring in Business. Also would like to stop in Hawaii on the way there or back.


Dan can I coordinate with 2 seats in j when you cancel?


Will there be any special for March too, or it’s too early to tell that?


Dan are h saying I can put child’s don on orbitz
As age 20 and no need to call LY to edit?


I’m cancelling 2 F seats from LAX this sat night if anyone once to book