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Rule Against Backtracking on Award (no duplicate airport)?

Rule Against Backtracking on Award (no duplicate airport)?

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Old Apr 15, 19, 12:11 pm
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Rule Against Backtracking on Award (no duplicate airport)?

As the title states, is there a specific rule against backtracking geographically on a one way award, not using same airports?

I've found the following as pieced together:

JNB-SIN-PEK-ORD-SFO. MPM works out (just barely, within ~50 miles)
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Old Apr 15, 19, 12:13 pm
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There are no such rules as long as you are within MPM (I also doubt any min.wage Aeroplan call center agent knows geography)
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Old Apr 15, 19, 12:17 pm
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There's no geographical backtracking rule. The actual backtracking rule is that you can't pass through the same airport twice on a one-way award, or on the same side of the point of turnaround on a round-trip award.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 12:26 pm
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Got it, thanks.

is there any leniency when it comes to MPM or is it a hard stop? I found a route a few weeks ago (can't recall exactly what it was) but I remember it being 4 miles over MPM JNB-LAX.
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Old Apr 15, 19, 1:46 pm
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Got it, thanks.

is there any leniency when it comes to MPM or is it a hard stop? I found a route a few weeks ago (can't recall exactly what it was) but I remember it being 4 miles over MPM JNB-LAX.
Its a hard rule. But you never know what calculator is being used. There was a thread a way back how AC shortens people by a couple/dozen miles on some routes
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