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Star Alliance

Air Canada:                          No/1 stop + 1 stop OR 1 OJ
ANA:                                     NA/4 Stop (max 1 per city) + 1 OJ
Asiana:                                 ??/4 stopovers + 1 OJ
Miles & More (LH,LX,OS,+:)   Yes/1 each way, not in origin region + 2 OJs
Singapore:                            Yes/??
Turkish Airlines:                    ??/??
United:                                  No*/1 stop + 2 OJ


OneWorld

American Airlines:                 NA/No
US Airways:                          NA/1 stop OR 1 OJ
British Airways:                     Yes/Yes but doesn't matter on price, since they charge distance based **
LAN:                                       ??/??
Qantas:                                 Yes/Yes but doesn't matter on price, since they charge distance based **
Royal Jordanian:                    ??/??

Sky Team

Alitalia:                                    ??/??
Air France/ KLM (Flying Blue)   No/1 stop
Delta:                                      No/1 stop + OJ

Other

Elal:                                          ??/??
Emirates:                                  ??/??
Etihad:                                      ??/??
JetAirways:                               ??/??
Virgin:                                       ??/??
Alaskan:                                    Yes/OJ or stop



p.s.
NA: Program doesn't allow oneway bookings
No: Program allows oneways, but doesn't allow a stopover on a oneway
Yes: Stopovers allowed on oneway bookings

* It is technically not allowed, but with enough HUCA and persistance it can be accomplished. YMMV.
** any stopover option would need to be done over the phone.
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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #460 on: October 26, 2014, 07:49:18 PM »
HNL is your stop and LAX is an OJ?

No.

HNL is destination, and LAX is stopover.
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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #461 on: October 26, 2014, 07:55:29 PM »
No.

HNL is destination, and LAX is stopover.
So EWR-HNL is one side of the equation and HNl-LAX-SFO-EWR is the other side? I think I got it. But you can't get 2 OJs AND a stop on the same itin, right?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #462 on: October 26, 2014, 08:06:06 PM »
You can.

You can do EWR-HNL // LIH-LAX(stop)-ORD

Open jaw #1 = HNL // LAX
Open jaw #2 = EWR // ORD

Stop in LAX.
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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #463 on: October 26, 2014, 08:07:35 PM »
So EWR-HNL is one side of the equation and HNl-LAX-SFO-EWR is the other side? I think I got it. But you can't get 2 OJs AND a stop on the same itin, right?
Of course you can.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #464 on: October 26, 2014, 10:18:12 PM »
Wow, I see that now. I think the item that keeps getting me is that it's called RT but you're not ending in the same place you began in. Thanks for explaining. The next time I touch UA miles, you better believe I'm going to be calling upon you guys to help me think of something creative :)

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #465 on: October 31, 2014, 12:07:33 AM »
You can.

You can do EWR-HNL // LIH-LAX(stop)-ORD

Open jaw #1 = HNL // LAX
Open jaw #2 = EWR // ORD

Stop in LAX.

Do OJs/Stopovers need to be booked over the phone?
ATL-SFO//LAX-EWR (stop)-ATL. Would that work?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #466 on: October 31, 2014, 12:08:41 AM »
Do OJs/Stopovers need to be booked over the phone?
ATL-SFO//LAX-EWR (stop)-ATL. Would that work?
Not on a domestic ticket.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #467 on: October 31, 2014, 09:42:12 AM »
Not on a domestic ticket.
you can have a SO on a domestic ticket for 10k more miles IIRC.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #468 on: November 10, 2014, 07:31:18 AM »
I've read through the thread, but feel like I need to try and practice things to make sure I understand.

Let's say this year I have two trips ex-TLV: one to N. America and the other to Europe. In order to maximize the award I'm using, could I do something like
TLV-NYC-TLV (stopover)-Europe (OJ) and then book a separate OW back to TLV, or is that a violation of everyone's rules since I'm returning to the home country (I remember reading ANA doesn't allow it, but wasn't sure about everyone).

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #469 on: November 10, 2014, 10:27:44 AM »
I've read through the thread, but feel like I need to try and practice things to make sure I understand.

Let's say this year I have two trips ex-TLV: one to N. America and the other to Europe. In order to maximize the award I'm using, could I do something like
TLV-NYC-TLV (stopover)-Europe (OJ) and then book a separate OW back to TLV, or is that a violation of everyone's rules since I'm returning to the home country (I remember reading ANA doesn't allow it, but wasn't sure about everyone).
not going to work...
You can say what you think when you think what you say.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #470 on: November 10, 2014, 11:30:42 AM »
not going to work...
Because I'm returning to TLV, or for other reasons?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #471 on: November 26, 2014, 04:06:12 AM »
Can I book a ow with a connection and then call to change the next leg to a later date? Effectively giving me a free stopover on a ow? I'm talking about ua btw.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #472 on: November 26, 2014, 06:46:44 AM »
Can I book a ow with a connection and then call to change the next leg to a later date? Effectively giving me a free stopover on a ow? I'm talking about ua btw.
You can try. If you get the right agent, anything is possible.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #473 on: November 26, 2014, 08:11:30 AM »
You can try. If you get the right agent, anything is possible.
should I try before or after I take the first leg?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #474 on: November 26, 2014, 09:25:08 AM »
should I try before or after I take the first leg?
Both. You can also try booking a round trip with a stopover, then calling to get the return removed.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #475 on: December 03, 2014, 08:23:44 AM »
A friend of mine is flying TLV-EWR-MIA (3 hr stop in EWR). Can he take his luggage in EWR and give it to someone outside and then continue onto his EWR-MIA leg without luggage?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #476 on: December 03, 2014, 08:25:34 AM »
A friend of mine is flying TLV-EWR-MIA (3 hr stop in EWR). Can he take his luggage in EWR and give it to someone outside and then continue onto his EWR-MIA leg without luggage?
Yes.
Not only that he has to collect his luggage anyways.

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #477 on: December 03, 2014, 08:27:13 AM »
Not only that he has to collect his luggage anyways.
I was aware of that, i was just wondering if they would give him issues when he boards the EWR-MIA flight without luggage.
Thanks

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #478 on: December 08, 2014, 12:05:45 PM »
Can someone explain this from the wiki:
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Miles & More (LH,LX,OS,+:)   Yes/1 each way, not in origin region + 2 OJs
Could you use LH miles to fly on UA from JFK-ORD-LAX or is that considered the origin region?

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Re: Stopover Rules Master thread
« Reply #479 on: December 14, 2014, 06:54:57 PM »
I just booked JFK-LAX-LHR for someone online.

I would assume the other way should work as well.
Was searching this and remembered about this thread.