Creative Award Routing

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  1. Muerl
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    Hey, I am not to familiar with booking AA awards, but I was curious how loosely you are able to route them?

    For example would BOS-LAX-HNL-NRT be considered Valid 25k Mile (in Y)? Or am I able to fly on AS AND NH, so BOS-SEA-HHL-NRT, which I think would be both faster and more direct?

    Also, this would mean a stop over in HNL as the International Gateway City? Or am I totally off base?

    Thank you for the help
     
  2. DestinationDavid
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    You can be creative to an extent, but there are limits.

    For your BOS-LAX-HNL-NRT example, you need to make sure that JL offers a fare that allows this routing. If not, AA won't ticket it.

    For your BOS-SEA-HNL-NRT example, the same holds true, except NH isn't a redeemable airline with AA miles. ;) I believe you meant to say JL.

    HNL can be used as an international gateway, but again, it can be difficult due to the published fare requirement.
     
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    Muerl, you may already have this reference handy, but I find referencing the network route map a fun exercise:

    http://onw.innosked.com/?show=MAP

    It might give you even more options in seeing what flights are available for each destination, to piece together.
     
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  4. Muerl
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    The map seems to tell me the answer is no, saddly. Unless I wanted to build a trip to hawaii into some other kind of trip instead.

    It definitely looks like that might not be the case. I did mean JL. I was trying to be fancy and mixed up carriers ;) Is there a good way to try and find out if JL will allow this routing? Their website seems be be directed exclusively for leaving Japan.

    I am think I will need to go the the other way. Buy a 1 way to Hawaii and then take the "free" trip back to boston and then on to Europe later.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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  5. DestinationDavid
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    KVS can show you fare rules. I wouldn't rely on the map to give you allowable routes. it's good to see what is available but it doesn't tell you how you can route. :)
     
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    Expert Flyer shows JL's published fares and the routing rules associated with each of those fares.
     

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