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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2025 on: February 02, 2016, 12:13:32 PM »
...They'll be 2.5

You won't get the free kids club access but still won't have the extra room fees.  Those are awesome flights though and you should be able to find some kind of resort that will work and these places do offer babysitter if you want to do an excursion or have a night out.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2026 on: February 02, 2016, 12:30:27 PM »
You won't get the free kids club access but still won't have the extra room fees.  Those are awesome flights though and you should be able to find some kind of resort that will work and these places do offer babysitter if you want to do an excursion or have a night out.
Agreed they are awesome flights....but the awesomeness may be lost on jetlagged 2 year olds...

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2027 on: February 02, 2016, 02:26:06 PM »
Agreed they are awesome flights....but the awesomeness may will be lost on jetlagged 2 year olds...
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2028 on: February 03, 2016, 03:53:39 PM »
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2029 on: February 03, 2016, 09:04:40 PM »
Yes. No.
He is saying that he booked it. Doesn't AA allow unlimited stops, but must be less than 24h between and cannot exceed 125% MPM?
Looks like it would break MPM, but I haven't checked. 
Booked. TLV-AMM-BAH-DOH-DXB-MEL-SYD-CNS x2
In RJ J,
GF J,
QR (domestic) F x2,
QF A380 F,
QF J x2

Total cost 60k AA and $35.40 x2

That's both Al Safwa and the DXB EK F lounge in one day ;D
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2030 on: February 03, 2016, 09:16:43 PM »
He is saying that he booked it. Doesn't AA allow unlimited stops, but must be less than 24h between and cannot exceed 125% MPM?
Looks like it would break MPM, but I haven't checked. 
I didn't check if it breaks MPM x 1.25 beforehand, but I assumed that it wouldn't,  as the origin and destination are really far apart, and the gulf airports are all really close. For example, this past summer I booked PVG-HKG-DOH-KWI-BAH-AUH-AMM on a single AA award, and it was within MPM x 1.25.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2031 on: February 03, 2016, 09:35:44 PM »
I guess it's because you are heading East. So the route is pretty much in that direction anyway.  With TLV and AMM you actually need to head east before heading West.  I tried AMM-CAI-DOH-AUH-JFK and similar options and was told over MPM (two awards). AMM-DOH-AUH-JFK was okay.  But seemed to max out there.  Tacking on TLV to same route was also okay. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2032 on: February 03, 2016, 09:51:34 PM »
I guess it's because you are heading East. So the route is pretty much in that direction anyway.  With TLV and AMM you actually need to head east before heading West.  I tried AMM-CAI-DOH-AUH-JFK and similar options and was told over MPM (two awards). AMM-DOH-AUH-JFK was okay.  But seemed to max out there.  Tacking on TLV to same route was also okay.

MPM is 9,687 (I believe) and routing is 10,248, well within the 25% buffer.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2033 on: February 03, 2016, 09:58:02 PM »
MPM is 9,687 (I believe) and routing is 10,248, well within the 25% buffer.
Which route are you referring to?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2034 on: February 03, 2016, 09:58:38 PM »
Which route are you referring to?

Sorry - TLV-AMM-BAH-DOH-DXB-MEL-SYD-CNS

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2035 on: February 03, 2016, 10:01:24 PM »
Sorry - TLV-AMM-BAH-DOH-DXB-MEL-SYD-CNS
Nice. It's kind of disappointing to know that I could've added over 2k miles in additional routings for the same price :P

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2036 on: February 03, 2016, 10:01:44 PM »
I guess it's because you are heading East. So the route is pretty much in that direction anyway.  With TLV and AMM you actually need to head east before heading West.  I tried AMM-CAI-DOH-AUH-JFK and similar options and was told over MPM (two awards). AMM-DOH-AUH-JFK was okay.  But seemed to max out there.  Tacking on TLV to same route was also okay.

13 miles over the limit  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2037 on: February 03, 2016, 10:04:59 PM »
13 miles over the limit  ;D ;D ;D
Ouch. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2038 on: February 03, 2016, 10:07:17 PM »
13 miles over the limit  ;D ;D ;D
Actually, I was told AMM-CAI-AUH-JFK-PHX-SFO was also over. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2039 on: February 03, 2016, 10:14:49 PM »
Actually, I was told AMM-CAI-AUH-JFK-PHX-SFO was also over. 
Did they only tell you it was over after inputting the entire itinerary, or after you got up to AUH?