Its been a while since I have booked award travel outside the United States on American Airlines and things have changed.
I am trying to book 2 award seats to Sevilla, Spain for June 2012. This morning, there is ONE ticket available TO Spain from Chicago in June and no return flights. We will be flying Iberia, but AA will be making the award reservations. I will also be booking 2 paid seats.
We are looking at June 4-5-6, 2012 to return June 14,15,16. Some flexibility.
I am looking for advice, other than calling every day to see if seats have opened up. I was told that Iberia, the airline that will release the seats periodically and that AA has no idea when/how. If I have to call every day, so be it. But hoping that some experienced award travelers can help me out.
Also, ticket prices on Iberia to Sevilla are out of this world right now--$1550 is lowest price I found right now--any suggestions when is a good time to book paid seats for June travel? My daughter flew in August 2010 and prices were about $150 less for the outbound flight (return was December so I'm not including that price) when I booked those flights in March/April, 2010. I do know that June in Sevilla is more traveled due to weather.
Just looking for any tips and advice. Thanks much.