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Old Feb 21, 12, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
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.
The difference could well be that the example you cite would be charged as a S America - Asia o/w itin.

I've definitely had itins where the o/j was significantly larger than the shortest (which was adjacent) segment. These have occurred in the same region which could also be significant.

Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
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.
That is the main one. The others have to do with change fees (1 itin vs 2).

Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
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.

That is correct.
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