Still on my quest for award tickets for SE Asia this summer, I notice that using the BA search tool it finds flights routed through HKG or NRT. Checking individual segments, however, I find that availability is better from the US through PEK and PVG, and onward availability from there is good via HKG to my various possible destinations in SE Asia. Can I connect through PEK or PVG, then through HKG on an AAdvantage award ticket? Or does that somehow turn it into an indirect routing that doesn't qualify? (I'll be calling tonight to try it, but if anyone knows the actual rules I'd prefer being more knowledgeable before I place the call). Thanks in advance. . .