Etihad has released a ton of business and first class award space between London and Abu Dhabi, including first class apartments aboard its A380. This is just a look at one month of nonstop first class availability for 2 passengers between London and Abu Dhabi. American Airlines charges 62,500 miles each way (and far less in taxes departing Abu Dhabi) in first class or 42,500 miles each way in business class (keep in mind though that you’ll still need to get to/from London).
Note that some of that may be first class 787 space. You want the A380 for Etihad apartments.
Greg has flown Etihad apartments and it looks amazing.
As you can see above, you’ll pay a few hundred dollars in taxes departing London. Departing Abu Dhabi is much cheaper.
Business class is widely available for four passengers.
According to Dan’s Deals, you can not book via AA.com. You can find space at AA.com, but you’ll have to call or apparently you can chat via the AA app. Remember that American Airlines allows a hold for 5 days on a partner award, so even if you’re not 100% certain of plans, you could at least get a hold on something. These awards should also be cancellable for free. Air Canada does not seem to have access to this space.
Remember that you can transfer 1:1 from Bilt Rewards to American Airlines, otherwise you’ll need to have AA miles to book this.
H/T: Upgraded Points