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How to fly 50k miles on a multi-partner reward?

How to fly 50k miles on a multi-partner reward?

Old Aug 27, 19, 4:43 pm
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How to fly 50k miles on a multi-partner reward?

Hi! I have a hypothetical question. I'm about 13 months away from defending my thesis and I'm already drooling for an epic grad trip that I want to slowly plan while I hobble away writing.

I have a decent balance on BA Avios and Asia Miles that should be able to support this trip. I'm interested in the oneworld multi-partner redemptions. I notice that the highest redemption band for the multi-partner redemptions go up to 50,000 miles of flying.

Info on multi-carrier redemptions:
BA: https://www.britishairways.com/trave...e/public/en_ca
Asia Miles: https://www.asiamiles.com/en/terms-a...er-awards.html

Problem is, of the hypothetical RTW routings I'm making, I can't seem to hit 50k miles!

My constraints are:
-RTW is okay, but no significant backtracking
-16 segments per IATA ticketing maximum (nowhere on Asia Miles or BA does it say there's a segment cap so I assume it's ok; someone please correct me if I'm wrong)
-Doesn't need to have award availability, I just want to know the route is possible!
-Origin doesn't matter, though I am starting from YVR (home airport YEG if AA decides to fly here again)

Some routings I've tried: Great Circle Mapper 44.2k miles faux-RTW
Great Circle Mapper 44.6k miles true RTW

Can anyone take on the challenge to see if they can break 50k?
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Old Aug 27, 19, 6:12 pm
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Only 8 segments with BA. See these threads for some info and routing ideas:
How to redeem Multi-partner reward flights?
https://www.britishairways.com/en-us...and-conditions
(Nearly) Round the world for 240,000 Avios + 340 in Biz. Help make it better?
Share creative routing suggestions for adventurous Avios trips
Multi-Carrier Reward Flights
Multi-city tickets rules and AVIOS redemption with multi-partner
Redeeming multi-carrier/RTW awards with Avios
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Old Aug 28, 19, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by asovse1 View Post
-16 segments per IATA ticketing maximum (nowhere on Asia Miles or BA does it say there's a segment cap so I assume it's ok; someone please correct me if I'm wrong)


For AM, per
https://www.asiamiles.com/en/terms-and-conditions/service/flight-award-oneworld-multi-carrier-awards.html, you are limited to a maximum of five stopovers, two transfers, and two open-jaws, so you can't possibly have 16 segments.

Originally Posted by asovse1 View Post
Can anyone take on the challenge to see if they can break 50k?
Definitely, need to backtrack a lot, but doable: JFK-SYD-LHR-MEL-LHR-SYD-JFK, for example.
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