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Suggestions for routes/carriers for miles flights from Hawaii to Europe through Asia?

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Old Dec 4, 18, 2:54 pm
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Suggestions for routes/carriers for miles flights from Hawaii to Europe through Asia?

Flying from KOA to Europe I usually go east through the US, booking on United.com, Delta,com or AA.com. They never give me options for going the other direction, even though it's equal distance. What programs might I check to find flights going the other way, connecting through Asia or the Middle East? I have UR, MR points, some Marriott points although not collecting anymore, and starting to collect Capital One points, plus United, Delta, Hawaiian and AA miles. Thanks! p.s. Business class.

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Old Dec 4, 18, 3:03 pm
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Checked JAL and it looks like best case is 160k miles, if I have to add a hawaii-japan to a japan-europe. Or is there a separate chart for Hawaii to Europe? I could conceivably make one stop, going KOA-NRT-FRA. But that's not really worth 50k over a 110k AA Anytime award with 2 stops through the US.

** Now I found another chart so I think the first one was for standard awards. Looking at the chart by miles, it looks like only 85,000 miles if I could find saver availability (<10000 miles). Is that right? What website would be best for searching for these? I do understand that JAL has to be RT which I would prefer it not be, but it could work out in some situations.

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Old Dec 6, 18, 10:03 pm
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For AA that Hawai’i - Asia - Europe routing will require two awards, according to the award zone system AAdvantage uses.
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Old Dec 7, 18, 7:56 am
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Flying from KOA to Europe I usually go east through the US, booking on United.com, Delta,com or AA.com. They never give me options for going the other direction, even though it's equal distance. What programs might I check to find flights going the other way, connecting through Asia or the Middle East? I have UR, MR points, some Marriott points although not collecting anymore, and starting to collect Capital One points, plus United, Delta, Hawaiian and AA miles. Thanks! p.s. Business class.
Since there aren't that many airlines that directly service HI from the west, I'd look up which ones do so (the wikipedia entry for an airport is a good place to start). Once you know the potential routes, correlate those to which mileage programs you have available. Of course factoring in the ultimate destination in Europe, too.

Are you looking to have a stopover in Asia/ME? Or just route that way without a stopover?
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