Flash Deal Summary

Sample Savings via Starwood’s (now Marriott points) points-to-miles transfer partnership with American Airlines: Abu Dhabi to New York one-way for 115,000 American miles and it costs even less if you have a Starwood/Marriott account: only 95,000 Starpoints (now 285,000 Marriott points). Etihad charges 100,002 miles for Business.

Sample Savings via Starwood’s (now Marriott points) points-to-miles transfer partnership with American Airlines: Abu Dhabi to New York one-way for 115,000 American miles and it costs even less if you have a Starwood/Marriott account: only 95,000 Starpoints (now 285,000 Marriott points). Etihad charges 100,002 miles for Business.

For up to two travelers (and possibly more), FCF’s research team has discovered an opportunity to save $7,092/77% if you don’t have any miles and want to pay in cash OR save up to 80,000 miles compared to normal/everyday prices when traveling between the Middle East and the U.S.

*Note that availability is FROM Abu Dhabi. So think of this as the best return flight to JFK on Etihad’s A380, (Etihad’s First Apartment) in the world you could possibly have, and book something else on the outbound.

In other words, if you have a Starwood/Marriott card and book via American Airlines, as opposed to earning miles via mainstream ways, you’re getting First Class for less than Business Class.

NO MILES? NO PROBLEM

American is currently running a deal whereby miles can be acquired for as low as 1.8¢ each (includes taxes and processing fee), through a new, up to 85,000 bonus miles buy promo + save 10%, which runs through August 31, 2019.

More Info on AA Promotion.

New to buying miles? FCF’s Beginner’s Guide: How to Play the “Buy Miles to Fly In Style” Strategy to Net Up to 90% Off Premium Travel.

SAMPLE SAVINGS FROM U.S. TO The MIddle East IN FIRST CLASS:

The published First Class one-way fare on American’s Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles route is $9,885; through the American purchase strategy, you can pay $2,169 o/w (includes taxes and about $55 in award tax), a savings of $7,092 (77%).

More here on getting flights (based on availability) from all over the Middle East to the hub (Abu Dhabi) and from the hub (New York or Los Angeles) to all around the U.S.

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