Old Mar 2, 11, 5:51 am
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Because you already have an open jaw in Hawaii, lacking the MSP-YWG segment you have two one-way tickets.

You need Delta's Low award band to book with Alaska miles. The DL award calendar shows Low availability for two MSP-YWG in coach on each of five days before your return travel, but not on your date (or the two following days). Many on the DL forum have observed that Delta is opening up more award inventory closer to travel dates but your need is very specific.

I don't see many good solutions:

- kill the Hawaii open jaw by using LIH or OGG for arival and departure
- drop the YWG-MSP segment and originate from/return to MSP
- keep waiting until the very last minute and hope for luck on DL (or forgiveness by AS)
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