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Stopover in Abu Dhabi on Award Ticket?

Old Apr 22, 19, 12:29 am
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Stopover in Abu Dhabi on Award Ticket?

I'm leaning towards booking an award ticket on EY and was wondering if it would be possible to include a stopover on an award ticket. My route will most likely be SYD-AUH-JNB, although the last leg might change, AUH will be the connecting airport. If It is possible to book a 2 or 3 day layover would I simply find 2 award tickets, SYD-AUH and AUH-JNB that match my days and tell the AA call center that I want them on the same award? Or would they tell me that that's technically 2 separate awards that I would have to book? Flights will be in December but I'm trying to book before May 1st.

Any information is appreciated.
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Old Apr 22, 19, 1:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Shocker077 View Post
I'm leaning towards booking an award ticket on EY and was wondering if it would be possible to include a stopover on an award ticket. My route will most likely be SYD-AUH-JNB, although the last leg might change, AUH will be the connecting airport. If It is possible to book a 2 or 3 day layover would I simply find 2 award tickets, SYD-AUH and AUH-JNB that match my days and tell the AA call center that I want them on the same award? Or would they tell me that that's technically 2 separate awards that I would have to book? Flights will be in December but I'm trying to book before May 1st.
AA does not allow stopovers on award tickets.
Any way that route would not comply with 1 award with AA (different zones)
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Booking AA Award travel on Etihad / EY (master thread July 2017 onwards)
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Old Apr 22, 19, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
AA does not allow stopovers on award tickets.
Any way that route would not comply with 1 award with AA (different zones)
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Booking AA Award travel on Etihad / EY (master thread July 2017 onwards)
I was under the impression that the following exceptions were made to the AA award routings:
  • North America to Africa via Abu Dhabi
  • Europe to Africa via Abu Dhabi
  • Europe to Asia via Abu Dhabi
  • Europe to Australia via Abu Dhabi
  • Africa to Asia via Abu Dhabi
  • Africa to Australia via Abu Dhabi

Is this not correct?
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Old Apr 22, 19, 3:26 pm
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Not 100% sure. But when I was looking/booking Au Eu a few years ago was 2 awards
Looking at the AA web site could not find not exception.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/aadvantage-p...ward-chart.jsp
https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/...ad-airways.jsp

https://onemileatatime.com/redeeming...-etihad-trick/
https://thepointsguy.com/guide/etiha...wards-to-book/ (no date)
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Old Apr 22, 19, 3:37 pm
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Yes AA has some positive updates to redemption tickets on EY. But no stopover.
https://pointmetotheplane.boardingar...opportunities/
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