Hi everyone, I have been working on getting my parents over for a visit and would really appreciate some help in figuring out my options. So, here is the ideal trip I have in mind (all segments in J/F): Outbound: MAA-LAX (end of Feb/early Mar) Return: LAX-MAA (with a stopover in BKK) end of June/early July I was hoping to use my US Air miles to book this as a round-trip and make use of the single stopover that US allows on such itineraries. On the return, I found some space on LAX-ICN-BKK(stop)-MAA in early July in OZ/TG F/J so I am quite satisfied on that front. The outbound is posing a bit of trouble (probably because I am a little late in booking this ticket!) and I would appreciate some thoughts on whether I am overlooking any possible itineraries. The easiest would be MAA-FRA-LAX on LH but I cannot find any availability for FRA-LAX in either J or F. The other single-stop itinerary would be MAA-BKK-LAX but I couldnt find any availability on BKK-LAX either. The only routing I could find was MAA-BKK-PVG-LAX but the stopover in BKK and PVG is each around 5 hours so I would like to avoid this, if possible. SQ would work great, but I am sure award availability there is non-existent. Since I have miles on OW as well, the last option I can use is book the trip as two one-ways (and that is what I have done as of now - put all itineraries on hold). I have MAA-LHR-LAX on BA J (using AA miles) on hold for the outbound and have reserved LAX-ICN-BKK using my UA miles (I am 1K so no charges for cancellation) for the return. The downsides here are the huge taxes on BA (I was quoted $740 per person for the one-way trip), plus the need to book BKK-MAA separately. I am mostly just using this post to think aloud and to ask for your thoughts on whether I have missed anything significant, or if there are any other routings I should look into. While I would prefer to use US DM, I have miles on AA, BA, UA and DL that I can use towards this trip. Thanks for taking the time to read this (rather lengthy) post and for your thoughts!