Does UA/CO allow open jaw on one way reward?

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  1. mediator

    mediator Silver Member

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    I plan to book the following:
    EWR-LHR//CDG-FRA
    will that require 30K miles or 42.5K miles? Thanks!
     
  2. upgrade

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    "Open jaw" is by definition a RT.
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    This would be US-Europe + Europe-Europe.
     
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    In other words 30k US-EU, 12.5k EU-EU.
     
  5. DesertRose
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    ????

    Open jaw always involves at least three origin/destination points
    AAA-BBB-CCC or
    AAA-BBB//CCC-AAA or
    AAA-BBB//CCC-DDD (double open jaw)

    Round Trip is flying to a single destination, and returning from the destination to the origin.
    AAA-BBB-AAA

    I have used a CO round trip award on an open jaw: AAA-BBB-CCC, but this was for two domestic flights. (At the time, CO didn't offer one-way awards.)

    The OP wants a ticket EWR-FRA with an embedded surface sector LHR-CDG. I have no idea if that's possible - does UA/CO allow stopovers and/or embedded surface sectors on international award tickets?
     
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    Yes, but not on one-way awards.

    Also, there is one other bit on the definition of open-jaw routings that you missed above. Generally speaking the "open" segment must be the shortest of the three to be valid. So EWR-LAX-PHL would work but EWR-IAH-SFO would not.

    If you say so. I don't have the charts memorized and didn't bother to look them up.
     
  7. DesertRose
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    I've never heard of that restriction but I'm sure it makes sense in some cases to avoid routings like New York to London to Hong Kong or similar.

    In my case, CO did not restrict me to that, since my open segment was shorter than one leg but longer than the other. They were all within 100 miles of each other, so no gross abuse of the rules. :)
     
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