OK, I've searched around and can't seem to find information on this -- so I'm going to post in the newbie thread and hopefully not bother the more informed threads. Apologies if this is an ignorant question; I'll try to be brief. I'm wondering if it's possible to use UA miles for an award on a "circle trip"? I think that's the proper term for this. My wife and I are going to Italy and France next summer, and I have roughly 65,000 United miles, which seems to be enough for one round-trip StarAlliance award. But would those miles be applicable on a circle trip? For example, we'd like to do something like: MCI - FLR (stay 4-5 days in Florence) FLR - CDG CDG - MCI (stay 6-7 days in Paris) I tried some sample bookings on ITA Matrix and there are some StarAlliance flights that service those, but I don't know if the routing is legal. I know I could do a simple open-jaw MCI-FLR/CDG-MCI trip, but then I'd still have to get between Florence and Paris. Do the connections on each of those legs matter? For example, one MCI-FLR trip takes me MCI-YYZ-MUC-FLR and another takes me MCI-ORD-MUC-FLR. I feel as if I couldn't get an entire circle trip award here, but wasn't sure if my miles could be applied to part of the trip to get some of the cost offset, at least. Any help is appreciated, as I'm still trying to figure all of this out. Thanks!