Airfare of the Day: American Airlines London to Chicago FIRST CLASS £1908/$2207 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines low/off-peak season midweek First Class excursion fares between London and Chicago.

Fare Details:

  • Fare: American (AA) AJX5A1S2 LON to CHI
  • Booking class: A (First Class)
  • Price: $2207 ($1772 Base Fare + Taxes & Surcharges)
  • Day/Time restrictions: Outbound permitted Tuesday through Saturday for the transatlantic sector – Inbound permitted Saturday to Wednesday for the transatlantic sector
  • Seasonal restrictions: Permitted 30 MAR through 15 APR for each transatlantic sector
  • Flight restrictions: Transatlantic sectors must be on AA/BA metal
  • Advanced reservation/ticketing restrictions: Reservations and ticketing required at least 50 days before departure
  • Minimum stay requirements: First Sunday after departure of the outbound transatlantic sector
  • Maximum stay requirements: 12 months after departure from fare origin
  • Stopovers: Stopovers permitted at £300 each
  • Transfers: 2 transfers permitted in each direction
  • Sales restrictions: Tickets must be issued on/before 26 SEP 2017
  • Cancellations: Charge £300€ for cancel/no-show/refund
  • Changes: Charge £300 for reissue/revalidation

Routing:

/VIA THE ATLANTIC/ MPM 4749
MILEAGE SYSTEM APPLIES BETWEEN ORIGIN AND DESTINATION
TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 500 MILES APPLIES WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA WAW OR VIE OR ZAG OR STO OR OSL OR CPH OR GSE OR SVG OR IST OR GERMANY OR SWITZERLAND OR BELGIUM
TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 550 MILES APPLIES WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA DFW AND/OR CHI AND/OR RDU AND/OR MIA
TICKETED POINT DEDUCTION OF 705 MILES APPLIES WHEN TRAVEL IS VIA SUB AREA 21

Examples of possible routings:

Price comparison:

Availability:

I was able to find availability for March/April 2018 using Matrix ItaSoftware:

Booking examples:

This fare can be booked on Orbitz/Expedia/Travelocity:

Fare construction (can be useful to travel agents):

Accruals:

The following accruals were estimated for LHR-BOS-DCA-ORD Round Trip for AA marketed flights without considering any elite status bonuses or ongoing promotions.

Conclusion

Very good First Class fare from London. Per routing rules, it would be possible to route this fare via MIA or DFW, which would maximize mileage accrual.

Fare rules

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