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[Expired] [Award Alert] Book Etihad A380 First Class Apartment for 62.5K Miles – Last-Minute Availability

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After being grounded for nearly 3 years, Etihad Airways’ A380 is officially back in the skies.

While that may be good news on its own, what makes this even sweeter is the fact that the airline has made its world-famous First Class Apartment available to book with miles — and we are seeing a bunch of last-minute availability if your travel plans are flexible!

This is a bucket-list flight for many, so seeing availability for so few miles (relatively speaking) is a big deal.

Run, don’t walk, if you’ve been waiting for this opportunity.

Fare Deal — Details

The Etihad A380 First Class Apartment is high on the bucket list for many points and miles travelers. Often billed as one of the best experiences in the sky, it comes complete with a leather armchair for a seat, a day bed that turns into an almost 7-foot-long bed, and a closing door for extra privacy.

Plus, if you book 2 of them, you can lower the wall in between Apartments to create your own space with a double bed in the sky. Not to mention the incredible ground experience and inflight dining options.

While Etihad used to fly this aircraft around the world, the airline is bringing it back exclusively between Abu Dhabi (AUH) and London (LHR) for now — and there is plenty of award availability.

  • Class: First
  • Routes: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to/from London (LHR)
  • Dates: November to December 2023
  • Rates: 62,500 miles one-way

This flight sells for almost $4,000 each way (and often much more than that), so being able to book with points and miles is an incredible value.

Google Flights Etihad Apartment AUH LHR
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It’s just a shame that the flight isn’t longer!

Best Ways To Book

The least expensive way to fly Etihad First Class is by using American Airlines AAdvantage miles, which would cost 62,500 + $32.70 for a one-way flight departing from Abu Dhabi.

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You can search for availability on AA.com, and by using the award calendar, you can search for 1 month at a time. Note that AA’s system was having issues at the time of publishing, but after multiple attempts, we were able to get a reservation on hold. Some dates may be “phantom award availability,” so be sure to test multiple dates.

AA Etihad Apartment availability
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If you need to boost your AA balance, you can transfer points from Bilt Rewards or take advantage of the generous welcome offer from the refreshed Citi® / AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard®.

Alternatively, you could book directly with Etihad Guest, which would cost you 140,006 miles and $562, if you can find matching availability.

Etihad First class award
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Etihad is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards, Capital One Miles, Citi ThankYou Rewards, and Marriott Bonvoy.

Hot Tip:

If you’re having issues booking via AA.com, you can call American Airlines. Or, as Upgraded Points’ Juan Ruiz did, chat with an agent via the American Airlines mobile app (iOS, Android) to finish the ticketing process.

Final Thoughts

Etihad Apartment Upper Deck, Alex Miller of Upgraded Points
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Being able to fly the incredible Etihad A380 First Class Apartment for as few as 62,500 miles one-way is an absolute steal. Although availability is limited, if you’ve been dreaming about this flight, now is your chance if you can make the dates work.

The only negative with this flight is that it’s only 7 hours long, and many of us would like as much time as possible on this aircraft!

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Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a passion for making content catered toward family travelers.

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