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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2070 on: February 04, 2016, 12:47:42 AM »
Nice. Good to know.

Even though it might be an official rule, in practice it's not enforced any more.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2071 on: February 04, 2016, 12:48:05 AM »
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 #2072 on: February 17, 2016, 01:32:34 AM »


Sun.: EWR-OSL, SK908 6:55p – 8:15a, +1
--- 2:25 connection ---
Mon.: OSL-BOO, SK4106 10:40a - 12:10p
--- 0:30 connection ---
Mon.: BOO-LKN, WF808 12:40p – 1:05p

--- 4 nights in Lofoten Islands ---

Fri.: LKN-BOO, WF827 6:10a – 6:35a
--- 0:35 connection ---
Fri.: BOO-OSL: SK4105 SK837 7:10a - 8:40a
--- 2:50 connection ---
Fri.: OSL-MOL, SK4518 11:30a - 1:10p

--- 2 nights at the Atlantic Ocean Road   ---

Sun.: MOL-OSL, SK4523 11:30a – 12:25p
--- 1:05 connection ---
Sun.: OSL-CPH, SK1469 1:30p – 2:40p
--- 0:50 connection ---
Sun.: CPH-CDG, 3:30p – 5:30p

--- 1 night in Paris  ---

Mon.: CDG-EWR, 9:25a – 1:00p

Well only took 3 HUCAs to get it ticketed, but here's the updated version:



1. Sun SK908, EWR-OSL, 6:55pm-8:15am
2:25 connection in Oslo
2. Mon SK4414, OSL-TOS, 9:55am-11:45am
0:35 connection in Tromsψ
3. Mon SK4414, TOS-LYR, 12:45pm-2:00pm
Stopover: 2 nights in Longyearbyen/Svalbard

4. Wed SK4491, LYR-OSL, 1:50pm-4:45pm
0:45 connection in Oslo
5. Wed SK348, OSL-TRD, 5:30pm-6:25pm
0:40 connection in Trondheim
6. Wed SK4576, TRD-BOO, 7:05pm-8:05pm
0:40 connection in Bodψ
7. Wed WF816, BOO-LKN, 9:00pm-9:25pm
Stopover: 5 nights in Leknes/Lofoten Islands

8. Mon WF827, LKN-BOO, 6:10am-6:35am
6:05 connection in Bodψ/Saltstraumen Maelstrom

9. Mon SK4111, BOO-OSL, 12:40pm-2:10pm
2:00 connection in Oslo
10. Mon SK830, OSL-CDG, 4:10pm-6:35pm
1 night in Paris

11. Tues UA56, CDG-EWR, 9:25am-1:00pm

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2073 on: February 17, 2016, 09:42:43 AM »


Sun.: EWR-CPH, SK910 5:30p - 7:10a, +1
--- 1:00 connection ---
Mon.: CPH-OSL, SK1462 8:10a - 9:25a
--- 1:15 connection ---
Mon.: OSL-BOO, SK4106 10:40a - 12:10p
--- 0:30 connection ---
Mon.: BOO-LKN, WF808 12:40p – 1:05p

--- 4 nights in Lofoten Islands ---

Fri.: LKN-BOO, WF827 6:10a – 6:35a
--- 0:35 connection ---
Fri.: BOO-OSL: SK4105 SK837 7:10a - 8:40a
--- 2:50 connection ---
Fri.: OSL-MOL, SK4518 11:30a - 1:10p

--- 2 nights at the Atlantic Ocean Road   ---

Sun.: MOL-OSL, SK4523 11:30a – 12:25p
--- 0:45 connection ---
Sun.: OSL-LHR, SK805 1:10p – 2:35p
--- 1:30 connection ---
Sun.: LHR-EWR, UA941 4:05p – 8:35p

Updated:



1. M"S: EWR-LHR, UA940 10:15p -10:15a, +1
--- 9:15 connection in London ---
2. Sun.: LHR-OSL, SK812 7:30p - 10:40p

--- 1 night in Oslo ---

3. Mon.: OSL-TOS, SK4414 9:55a - 11:45a
--- 0:35 connection in Tromso ---
4. Mon.: TOS-LYR, SK4414 12:20p – 1:05p

--- 2 nights in Svalbard ---

5. Wed.: LYR-OSL, SK4491 1:50p – 4:45p
--- 0:45 connection in Oslo ---
6. Wed.: OSL-TRD, SK348 5:30p - 6:25p
--- 0:40 connection in Trondheim ---
7. Wed.: TRD-BOO, SK4576 7:05p - 8:05p
--- 0:55 connection in Bodo ---
8. Wed.: BOO-LKN, WF816 9:00p - 9:25p

--- 5 nights in the Lofoten Islands   ---

9. Mon.: LKN-BOO, WF827 6:10a - 6:35a
--- 3:55 connection in Bodo ---
10. Mon.: BOO-OSL, SK4107 10:30a – 12:00p
--- 1:10 connection in Oslo ---
11. Mon.: OSL-LHR, SK805 1:10p – 2:35p
--- 1:30 connection ---
12. Mon.: LHR-EWR, UA941 4:05p – 8:35p
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2074 on: February 19, 2016, 11:36:45 AM »

Back on hold. Have to drop the kids off in YYZ on Sunday and pick them up the following Monday night before heading back to New York first thing Tuesday morning.

NYC-YYZ - TBD Friday or Sunday

AA YYZ-LGA/JFK TBD Sunday night or Monday morning

ETIHAD AIRWAYS    102    JFK-AUH     Monday
3:00 PM    AUH Abu Dhabi    
12:00 PM+1    First    380
 
Overnight in AUH

ETIHAD AIRWAYS    278    AUH -MLE   Wednesday
09:05 AM    
02:40 PM    Business    320
 
4 nights in MLE

ETIHAD AIRWAYS    279    MLE -AUH    Sunday
07:40 PM       
11:00 PM    Business    320
 
ETIHAD AIRWAYS    101    AUH -JFK   Monday
09:30 AM        
03:45 PM    First    777 (Jetihad)

LGA-YYZ Monday TBD:

free Delta tickets at 6:15 am on Tuesday morning YYZ-JFK

Should I (i) book the above (and hope that two of the six F seats remaining on EY 103 open up closer in) or (ii) return on QR in J to JFK (arriving 3:00pm) or EY in J to ORD (arriving 9:50am)  to keep more possibilities open of an earlier arrival back stateside. There are also two F seats to IAD, but that flight gets in to DC pretty late (4:00pm) with no easy connections to YYZ on AA anyways.  I'm sure we will be exhausted by the time we get to YYZ.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2075 on: February 20, 2016, 10:30:14 PM »
Further Revised:

I think we may manage to knock out any restorative benefits of the Maldives by the time we are done ferrying our kids back from Toronto!

NYC-YYZ - TBD Friday or Sunday - Paid/award reservation for 4 passengers (including the twins) ticketed separately

[(90K AA x2)
AMERICAN AIRLINES OPERATED BY TRANS STATES AS AMERICAN EAGLE    4168    YYZ Toronto    Sunday
03:55 PM    LGA New York    
05:34 PM    Economy

Overnight at home in Brooklyn

ETIHAD AIRWAYS    102    JFK-AUH     Monday
3:00 PM    AUH Abu Dhabi   
12:00 PM+1    First    380
 
Overnight in AUH Hyatt Capital Gate Reserved using Anniversary Night Award from a Diamond account with status expiring before trip

ETIHAD AIRWAYS    278    AUH -MLE   Wednesday
09:05 AM   
02:40 PM    Business    320]
 
4 nights in MLE Park Hyatt Award Reserved on points from a Diamond Account with status expiring before trip

[90K AAx2
ETIHAD AIRWAYS    279    MLE -AUH    Sunday
07:40 PM       
11:00 PM    Business    320
 
ETIHAD AIRWAYS    101    AUH -JFK   Monday
09:30 AM       
03:45 PM    First    777 (Jetihad)

AMERICAN AIRLINES OPERATED BY REPUBLIC AIRLINES AS AMERICAN EAGLE    4441    LGA New York    Tuesday
06:00 PM    YYZ Toronto    
07:39 PM    U    N/A ]

Overnight in YYZ pack up the kids.

[250 DLx4
DELTA 6182* YYZ-JFK FIRST (G)   
6:00am-7:50am]

Drop the kids off at home and head to work!

Should I (i) book the above (and hope that two of the six F seats remaining on EY 103 open up closer in) or (ii) return on QR in J to JFK (arriving 3:00pm) or EY in J to ORD (arriving 9:50am)  to keep more possibilities open of an earlier arrival back stateside. There are also two F seats to IAD, but that flight gets in to DC pretty late (4:00pm) with no easy connections to YYZ on AA anyways.  I'm sure we will be exhausted by the time we get to YYZ.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2076 on: February 20, 2016, 10:31:25 PM »
When you going?

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2077 on: February 20, 2016, 10:33:48 PM »

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2078 on: February 20, 2016, 10:38:13 PM »
All the way to MLE and staying at PH??

Anyway, I'd stick with Jetihad F over downgrading to QR/EY J and hope 103 opens.

And, yes, you'll be spent when you get to YYZ.
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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2079 on: February 21, 2016, 12:19:51 AM »
All the way to MLE and staying at PH??
It's a place holder for the four nights until I have a chance to get in touch with a good travel agent for deals at other properties. Conrad has no availability on awards (at the moment) for my dates.
I also reserved:
1) an "Over Water Vila - Full Board" at http://www.gangehi.com/portfolio-normal-layout/overwater-villa/ for $906.32 USD total including tax +$425 (x2) sea plane
2) a "VIP Pool Villa" at http://www.shangri-la.com/male/villingiliresort/rooms-suites/villas/pool-villa/ through Amex FHR on a fourth night free basis that comes to $1829 for four nights. Will reach out to them to see what upgrades are available for FHR stays.

Anyway, I'd stick with Jetihad F over downgrading to QR/EY J and hope 103 opens.
Will be calling every half hour day to switch it.

And, yes, you'll be spent when you get to YYZ.
...and even more so once we pick up the kids and get up for a 6am flight.

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2080 on: February 21, 2016, 01:24:22 AM »
after much work just ticketed

YVR-JFK-LIM-CUZ in CX and LAN J (waiting for the CX F to open)

LIM-SCL-AKL-MEL-CNS in LAN and QF J

Flying SYD-LAX in VA Y on the glitch

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2081 on: February 21, 2016, 01:25:25 AM »
after much work just ticketed

YVR-JFK-LIM-CUZ in CX and LAN J (waiting for the CX F to open)

LIM-SCL-AKL-MEL-CNS in LAN and QF J

Flying SYD-LAX in VA Y on the glitch
Wow, that looks fun!

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2082 on: February 21, 2016, 01:26:54 AM »
after much work just ticketed

YVR-JFK-LIM-CUZ in CX and LAN J (waiting for the CX F to open)

LIM-SCL-AKL-MEL-CNS in LAN and QF J

Flying SYD-LAX in VA Y on the glitch
Nice! Enjoy

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2083 on: February 21, 2016, 01:30:13 AM »
Wow, that looks fun!

For a total of 95k AA it can't be beat

I also just Held, waiting for my israel segments to be confirmed before I book
JNB-LHR, 13hr stopover in LHR
LHR-LIS, with a overnight stopover in LIS
LIS-RAK

In SA and TAP J for 35K UA which is a steal (just JNB-LHR would be 55K)

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Re: What Award Itinerary Did You Just Book/Hold?
« Reply #2084 on: February 21, 2016, 01:33:29 AM »
For a total of 95k AA it can't be beat

I also just Held, waiting for my israel segments to be confirmed before I book
JNB-LHR, 13hr stopover in LHR
LHR-LIS, with a overnight stopover in LIS
LIS-RAK

In SA and TAP J for 35K UA which is a steal (just JNB-LHR would be 55K)
95k? That seems cheap.