Please help me MPers- Here is my situation (I have about 2 hours to make a decision). My daughters and I are trying to fly to PEK to see my father, who just moved there in Jan. Thanks to lots of help/guidance from Ncommander, I am currently holding three low tier award tickets from MSP-PEK leave May 9-arrive May 11th on DL/CZ. I wanted to (if possible) visit some family in Seoul as well. What I got was a May 17th depart. from PEK-ICN and a May 19th depart. from ICN-LAX overnight in LAX(to keep it at low tier) and back to MSP on May 20th at 11:34pm. J -LAX-CAN and ICN-CAN and ICN-LAX O (what they label econ?)-CAN-PEK and PEK-ICN. Now the tough part-this is one of those 'once in a lifetime' type trips for my daughters (8 and 10). We have just enough miles (actually we will have to do some transferring) to do this trip for the three of us in low, but I really wanted to spend more time in Beijing with my father. I have called and called and tried to start the trip as early as the 6th or stay later or drop the Seoul segment or both drop the Seoul segment AND stay later-for one reason or another-everything seems to be a no-go. My husband (his miles) only has Silver on DL, so not a lot of help there. Should I book it? Should I let it go and wait? My dad will be in Beijing until at least Dec. 2012, but there is never a guarantee of award availability in the future. I just am on the fence-it is a great trip, but not quite as much tie as I would like to spend with my dad, but maybe I won't get this chance again? What do you guys think?