Couple of questions RE: unusual itinerary

Old Jan 19, 12, 4:03 am
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Couple of questions RE: unusual itinerary

In an attempt to try and please everyone and maximize time/value from an upcoming trip to the US, I have come up with the following cunning itinerary:

Take-off Tue 12:45 LCY London, ENG, United Kingdom
Landing Tue 17:15 JFK New York, NY, United States

Stopover JFK New York, NY, United States 23h 15m

Take-off Wed 16:30 JFK New York, NY, United States
Landing Wed 19:25 LAS Las Vegas, NV, United States

The plan is that I squeeze in dinner & lunch the following day with some friends I haven't seen for a while in NYC during my 23 hour stopover, before heading on to Vegas to attend my friend's birthday celebrations, then on to Chicago for business. Unfortunately, I'll be flying direct from Chicago back to the UK for work, so won't get another chance to stop by NY.

In an ideal world, my checked luggage would still go through all the way to Vegas, rather than me having to take it into NYC. Is this even possible on such a long and overnight stopover?

Also, when it comes to tier points... from what I've read it sounds as though if I book the ticket with BA, my domestic 'First' leg will credit as business tier points, but if I book the ticket with AA I'll get first tier points due to the different booking classes used on the tickets. Is that correct?

Your wisdom, as always, is very much appreciated
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Old Jan 19, 12, 4:26 am
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The inference here is that you'll be fine:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-question.html

but would you want to risk it? Doubt I would!

Also I believe you're wholly correct on the TPs side, so you'll net a whopping 390 for the outbound as it's been confirmed that LCY-JFK on the AA codeshare still collects F TPs
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Old Jan 19, 12, 5:46 am
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Originally Posted by Swiss Tony View Post
The inference here is that you'll be fine:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...-question.html

but would you want to risk it? Doubt I would!
Thanks! Turns out the AA forum was a much better place to search for topics on the matter. It looks like the AA luggage policy is only for 'connections' of up to 12 hours, so I would most likely have to collect my luggage and re-check it the following day.

Not really a deal-breaker, but I'll have to detour to drop it off before heading to the restaurant.
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