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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2055 on: February 03, 2016, 10:59:18 PM »
How do you explain AA allowing TLV-AMM-BAH-DOH-DXB-MEL-SYD-CNS on RJ, GF, QR, and QF? All of those publish fares to MEL so it's ok? (If you tell me they publish fares from TLV to CNS, there would never be a case where airlines didn't publish fares ).
It's considered a oneworld award.  All you need to qualify is for DXB-MEL to be a published fare. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2056 on: February 03, 2016, 11:00:53 PM »
Itinerary meaning origin and destination.  But you can switch them back and forth (AUH-SFO or SFO-AUH) and you should have the same MPM.  No?
Of course. But when your itinerary is holding at just AMM-CAI-AUH, the origin and destination and therefore MPM would be different, than if your itinerary was holding at JFK-PHX-SFO.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2057 on: February 03, 2016, 11:01:28 PM »
You sure the issue was MPM and not that it isn't a published routing (is that a requirement for AA?)


Now I'm beginning to think DROPR.  Maybe the agent was getting fed up with all my options and just kept using MPM as an excuse.  Or was just clueless as to why it was turning into 2 awards.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2058 on: February 03, 2016, 11:04:10 PM »
It's considered a oneworld award.  All you need to qualify is for DXB-MEL to be a published fare. 
If that is the case, what would be an example of running into a problem of an unpublished fare, on a oneworld award?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2059 on: February 03, 2016, 11:04:18 PM »


Of course. But when your itinerary is holding at just AMM-CAI-AUH, the origin and destination and therefore MPM would be different, than if your itinerary was holding at SFO-PHX-JFK.

Of course.  Those are entirely different itineraries.  Apples and oranges. 
Point being?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2060 on: February 03, 2016, 11:06:52 PM »
Not sure, but I would venture that you may have an issue with TLV-DOH or TLV-AUH on RJ&QR or RJ&EY respectively. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2061 on: February 03, 2016, 11:07:14 PM »

Of course.  Those are entirely different itineraries.  Apples and oranges. 
Point being?
Point being that you're missing my point. Those are both part of the same itinerary of yours, just that you're adding on the legs differently.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2062 on: February 03, 2016, 11:17:14 PM »
Maybe they consider AMM-CAI-AUH backtracking?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2063 on: February 03, 2016, 11:23:54 PM »
Maybe they consider AMM-CAI-AUH backtracking?
Backtracking isn't coded in AA's computers. It's up to an individual agent to decide on there own, and to not allow it (which IME they rarely do). If you happen to get an agent that doesn't allow a routing because of backtracking, you can just HUCA.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2064 on: February 03, 2016, 11:27:18 PM »
Maybe they consider AMM-CAI-AUH backtracking?
IIRC it was originating in AMM, but maybe it was TLV-AMM-CAI-AUH-JFK-PHX-SFO.  Do you think that changes the MPM significantly? Really baffled how agent only mentioned MPM. 

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2065 on: February 03, 2016, 11:29:39 PM »

IIRC it was originating in AMM, but maybe it was TLV-AMM-CAI-AUH-JFK-PHX-SFO.  Do you think that changes the MPM significantly? Really baffled how agent only mentioned MPM.


Ding ding ding. Exceeds mpm at JFK (if all segment must be within), although total is within 6.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2066 on: February 03, 2016, 11:32:13 PM »




Ding ding ding. Exceeds mpm at JFK (if all segment must be within), although total is within 6.

Wow.  Thank you.  Within 6 miles?
If so, it could work if using Avios TLV-AMM as separate award, right?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2067 on: February 03, 2016, 11:32:58 PM »


Wow.  Thank you.  Within 6 miles?
If so, it could work if using Avios TLV-AMM as separate award, right?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2068 on: February 04, 2016, 12:45:18 AM »
They say a published routing is a requirement for AA, although I can't say that I am entirely sure what that means.

That changed a long time ago already.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2069 on: February 04, 2016, 12:47:02 AM »
That changed a long time ago already.
Nice. Good to know.