We (2 tickets) have 150k AA pts total and planning to visit at least Paris, London and Portugal (can be in any order) sometime between October and early Nov 2012 before getting too cold. We have about 16 days off from work. On my return to HNL, I want to stop in LAX for 2 nites without using more miles. What would you suggest to do? I don't want to pay too much tax or fuel charge so BA is out for me, right? (or does BA only charge fuel charge from europe? or do they charge for both to and from Europe?) Thanks so much for your help.