Using Avios for AS flights. Now or wait?

Old Jan 12, 21, 6:15 am
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Using Avios for AS flights. Now or wait?

Iím looking at booking an AS SFO-LAS flight using my abundance of avios but trying to find out am I better to book now using the old (current) pricing or wait until they join OW and then (I assume) itíll be the same pricing as the current AA flights
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Old Jan 12, 21, 1:32 pm
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Couldn't you book now and then if the pricing changes in due course cancel and rebook? You'd lose the cash portion but it's generally only a few dollars. If there's a schedule change you'd get that back of course. That said, there's no guarantee that there'll be Avios availability for the specific dates you're after so strike now while the iron's hot may be the better option?

Depending on when you're looking to fly it may also be better value to pay cash. For example, one-way flights from SFO to LAS in April are showing as $89 on AS. I'd assume that once AS joins OW you'd get 40 TPs for that particular flight.
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Old Jan 13, 21, 1:23 am
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Youíre right, theyíre pretty good value. Iím looking at Sept and itís around $200 return in business (first). The only reason Iím thinking of an avios booking is that it offers greater flexibility to cancel if I still canít travel
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Old Jan 13, 21, 2:58 am
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Is the difference in the reward table used actually related to Oneworld membership?

If this page is still correct it seems to be IAG airlines which have their own table, then AA, then everyone else in Oneworld and the other partners, including AS: Your guide to spending Avios | 2020 edition

So Iím not sure it is nailed on that AS will adopt AAís pricing (hopefully if they donít, paid domestic First will earn F tier points!).
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Old Jan 13, 21, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by lcylocal View Post
(hopefully if they donít, paid domestic First will earn F tier points!).
Dream on!
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