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Old Feb 21, 12, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
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United air travel award rules

beleive they dropped that rule a few years back.
No, this is part of the definition of an open jaw, or else GRU-IAD-DME could be an "open jaw." Of course, with the advent of one-way awards, there is less value to open jaws -- one could just book two one-ways for the same price.

I guess the only benefit of a bona fide open jaw is, as the rule you cite points out, that a stop-over would be allowed.

So on two one-way awards, SFO-HKG-SIN and BKK-NRT-SFO, stop-overs wouldn't be allowed, but if it's booked as a single open jaw itinerary -- for which this itinerary would qualify and cost the same as two one-ways -- then the stop-over would be allowed.

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