OW Reward w/ Stopover?

Old Dec 26, 16, 9:16 am
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OW Reward w/ Stopover?

Hi All,

Looking to book a OW reward flight using AA miles for NYC-SYD or NYC-MEL. What are my best airline options (assuming availability) if I want to include a multi day stopover in Asia? I'm flexible on location of the stopover (Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, etc.)...do any OneWorld airlines offer this stopover as a free option? I could possibly book a RT ticket if that would help. Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 26, 16, 9:22 am
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If you are intending to use AA miles, then you must comply with the AAdvantage rules.

Those rules do not allow stopovers (meaning longer than 24hrs) between origin and destination. Also they do not allow routing via Asia.
So if you want Asia in there then you will have to redeem two awards: Nth America to Asia and Asia to South Pacific

You can find more information in the AA forum
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Old Dec 26, 16, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by Devyan1 View Post
Hi All,

Looking to book a OW reward flight using AA miles for NYC-SYD or NYC-MEL. What are my best airline options (assuming availability) if I want to include a multi day stopover in Asia? I'm flexible on location of the stopover (Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, etc.)...do any OneWorld airlines offer this stopover as a free option? I could possibly book a RT ticket if that would help. Thanks in advance!
You are asking in Oneworld forum, so, I assume that you are looking for a FFP that permits multiple stopovers.

At least,
JL FFP permits 3 stopovers.
CX FFP permits 2 stopovers.
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Old Dec 26, 16, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by Wasabi Tofu View Post
You are asking in Oneworld forum, so, I assume that you are looking for a FFP that permits multiple stopovers.

At least,
JL FFP permits 3 stopovers.
CX FFP permits 2 stopovers.
And BAEC still offers a distance-based, multi-partner award that permits multiple stopovers. But watch out for hefty surcharges on certain carriers.
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Old Dec 26, 16, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by Devyan1 View Post
Hi All,

Looking to book a OW reward flight using AA miles for NYC-SYD or NYC-MEL. What are my best airline options (assuming availability) if I want to include a multi day stopover in Asia? I'm flexible on location of the stopover (Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, etc.)...do any OneWorld airlines offer this stopover as a free option? I could possibly book a RT ticket if that would help. Thanks in advance!
Questions regarding AA mileage redemption rules are best directed to the AA board, which is where I'm moving this thread.

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Old Dec 26, 16, 1:42 pm
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Thanks too all...yes I am looking to redeem on a partner airline which is why I posted in The Oneworld forum
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Old Dec 26, 16, 1:45 pm
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The only way that you can use AA miles to go from US to Australia via Asia is with the use of 2 awards . This will cost 37.5k/70k/110k (economy/business/1st) US-Asia2 plus 30k/40k/50k for Asia 2-Australia

Since this is 2 awards, there is no issue with stopovers

To use a 40k/80k/110k award for US to South Pacific , you need to go directly from North America to South Pacific without entering another region
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Old Dec 26, 16, 2:12 pm
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Thanks too all...yes I am looking to redeem on a partner airline which is why I posted in The Oneworld forum
You can redeem flights on partner airlines of An FFP of a OneWorld member airline.

The thing is, each member's program has its own rules. So if you are using AA miles you go by AA's rules which do NOT allow stopover and do NOT allow transit in 3rd region, i.e. going thru Asia. To achieve that with AAdvantage you need 2 awards.

Of course you can use JL, CX or BAEC program for the same itinerary - again each subj to its own charts and rules.

So you have to first decide WHICH FFP you would be using before others can make meaningful suggestion to you.
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Old Dec 26, 16, 2:18 pm
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So you have to first decide WHICH FFP you would be using before others can make meaningful suggestion to you.
The poster does say in the 1st post that he is wanting to use AA miles
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