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FAQ: List of valid and booked mini-RTW itineraries version 2.0 (post-"enhancement")

Old Nov 4, 2014, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by yvrgary
I HUCA'd four agents in a row last week, and each one gave a contradictory summary of the new rules, from "nothing has changed" to "everything has changed".

Agents 1 and 3 rejected my itinerary as "un-bookable", agents 2 and 4 set it up without issue.

Agent 2 declared that a 3-hour layover in IST made it an Europe 2 award, Agent 4 happily booked it as Europe 1.

For whatever it's worth, AC/AE seem to be doing an equally poor job of communicating internally as externally.

Either way, don't take one agent's answer as gospel.
Its funny, because at FTU, many of the FFers (and bloggers) always praised how consistent and smart AP agents were compared to other loyalty programs since aside from US Airways AP was the only one who consistently manually priced out awards (which this new system now prevents). Although I have heard part of the reason toward this automatic system is to crackdown those who slipped through the cracks and got 'illegal' award tickets.

My understanding is the agents still have access to the legacy system but they are only supposed to use that for existing reservations prior to the switchover.

Were you able to get any of those actually booked? What an agent says is not gospel until the computer says yes or no. This is why many of the agents are now not giving out any info until they input your routing into the system and get your AP number for tracking purposes.
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Old Nov 4, 2014, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by markandrew
It did not used to be possible to use Hawaii in a mini RTW as it would over on mileage, now seems to work for Europe origin itineraries.
Nope was possible - I did ywg-ord-zrh-fra-sin-pek-nrt-HNL-den-ywg about 4 years ago for 120k miles all in F! Excellent trip.
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Old Nov 5, 2014, 12:53 pm
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Originally Posted by kwflyer
Were you able to get any of those actually booked? What an agent says is not gospel until the computer says yes or no. This is why many of the agents are now not giving out any info until they input your routing into the system and get your AP number for tracking purposes.
Yes - two agents called it an invalid routing, two called it valid, but it did get booked.

YVR-YUL-IST-BRU outbound, TXL-IST-YUL-YYZ-YVR on the return.

The only downside was having to add the YUL-YYZ leg on the return - the IST-YUL flight lands just as the YUL-YVR flight is taking off, which means I would be >24hrs if I waited in YUL for the next one.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 8:49 am
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YYZ-YVR AC J Stop
YVR-SYD AC J Stop
SYD-ICN OZ J 20 hour layover
ICN-LHR OZ J Stop
LHR-YYZ AC J

1 pax 160,000 miles +$1,685.16 +$33.90 call fee

YQ $1135.70
LHR tax $262.60
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 11:03 am
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Originally Posted by penbrook
YYZ-YVR AC J Stop
YVR-SYD AC J Stop
SYD-ICN OZ J 20 hour layover
ICN-LHR OZ J Stop
LHR-YYZ AC J

1 pax 160,000 miles +$1,685.16 +$33.90 call fee

YQ $1135.70
LHR tax $262.60
That's just insane. $1700+ for a free ticket.
Did you get the YYZ-SYD MPM?
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 12:35 pm
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Originally Posted by penbrook
YYZ-YVR AC J Stop
YVR-SYD AC J Stop
SYD-ICN OZ J 20 hour layover
ICN-LHR OZ J Stop
LHR-YYZ AC J

1 pax 160,000 miles +$1,685.16 +$33.90 call fee

YQ $1135.70
LHR tax $262.60
It frustrates me so much that if you do these exact same flights but start and end in YVR (like below) it's over MPM and not allowed.

YVR-SYD AC J Stop
SYD-ICN OZ J 20 hour layover
ICN-LHR OZ J Stop
LHR-YYZ AC J
YYZ-YVR AC J Stop

Is not allowed.
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 12:55 pm
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You win some, you lose some. From YVR, YVR-JNB mileage should be better than YYZ-JNB (unsure if new YYZ-JNB allows TPAC routings)
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 1:02 pm
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YVR - Perth might work as its closer to the antipode of YVR
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 1:08 pm
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Originally Posted by crimsona
You win some, you lose some. From YVR, YVR-JNB mileage should be better than YYZ-JNB (unsure if new YYZ-JNB allows TPAC routings)
Originally Posted by Cerenity
YVR - Perth might work as its closer to the antipode of YVR
Thanks, I'll have to look at both of those!
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 2:34 pm
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It's interesting to see that the online tool allowed me to route DXB-(CA)-PEK-(AC)-YYZ for a total of 10216 miles. I was quite surprised you could go ME-Asia-NA.

Taxes were only $167, with $125 YQ. not sure how that came out
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 3:39 pm
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Originally Posted by rankourabu
That's just insane. $1700+ for a free ticket.
Did you get the YYZ-SYD MPM?
AE quoted MPM YYZ-SYD 15540

YYZ-YVR-SYD actual miles 9858
SYD-ICN-LHR-YYZ actual miles 14252

So you could go YYZ-SYD and back with a stop each way in Europe.
FWIW AE shows plenty of availability for TG F Europe to/from SYD.

Last edited by penbrook; Nov 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reason: correction
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 7:10 pm
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YYZ-ADD
ADD-JNB (Y)
JNB-PER

PER-SIN (Y)
SIN-PEK
PEK-YYZ

160K
689.86$
travel in Jan -Feb 2015

not booked yet as I am playing with dates to get J segments
also worried about booking SA as discussed in other thread...

amazing that AP wants 165k for travel to DXB yet I can do WA for 160k !
would love to try and incorporate DXB into this itn but have no idea how w/ the new 'enhancements'
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Old Nov 6, 2014, 8:25 pm
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Originally Posted by WhisperjetYYZ
YYZ-ADD
ADD-JNB (Y)
JNB-PER

PER-SIN (Y)
SIN-PEK
PEK-YYZ

160K
689.86$
travel in Jan -Feb 2015

not booked yet as I am playing with dates to get J segments
also worried about booking SA as discussed in other thread...

amazing that AP wants 165k for travel to DXB yet I can do WA for 160k !
would love to try and incorporate DXB into this itn but have no idea how w/ the new 'enhancements'
you should be able to route via DXB on your YYZ-PER route, as its one of the furthest points from YYZ on the entire planet.

maybe something like this for low YQ
YYZ-YUL-IST-DXB-SIN-PER
shows as 13045 on gcmap which should work for YYZ-PER

if JNB is a must then you need to drop PEK and return via atlantic to fit DXB. if only ADD is a must then even YYZ-ADD-DXB-SIN-PER can probably work as its only 14770
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 2:42 pm
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Return TPAC and return TATL on one booking?

Looks like the following is bookable on the AP website:

YHZ-YUL-YVR-SYD
SYD-YVR-YUL-LHR
LHR-YHZ

The MPM for YHZ-SYD could allow a return trip across the Atlantic after a return trip across the Pacific.

160,000 points all in AC J, YQ is $1,800
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 1:58 pm
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I've read the wiki and I can't wrap my head around it.

I'd like to go to europe next august hitting Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, London and Frankfurt.
We'd like to end in Frankfurt after a train ride from London.

Where do I even start?
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