Legal Routing Question

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  1. live2travel
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    I thought this was a legal routing, but I am getting the error page from UA. What am I missing?

    JFK-IST
    IST-ATH
    VIE-JFK
     
  2. Captain Oveur
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    It worked for me just fine. Maybe double-check the dates?
     
  3. mherdeg
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    That should price as a round-trip award with an open jaw and a stopover. Ooh, if you do it right you could involve three different carriers! How exciting!

    Can you book a JFK-IST, VIE-JFK skeleton itinerary online and then call Reservations and ask them to insert the IST-ATH segment? (This should change the taxes but not the mileage price.) You might want to avoid this option if your frequent-flyer status doesn't get you free phone bookings / award changes.
     
  4. live2travel
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    I just tried another browser and clearing my cache, still getting the error on these dates in business class:
    05/22 JFK-IST
    05/26 IST-ATH
    06/01 VIE-JFK
     
  5. Flyer1976
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    You might have to call UA to get it issued if the website search engine can't price it out.
     
  6. Captain Oveur
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    It worked for me, I was able to successfully pick flights:
    UA8870 (LH) JFK-MUC
    UA9544 (LH) MUC-IST
    TK1849 IST-ATH
    UA6709 (Austrian) VIE-JFK

    All in Biz on those dates you mentioned, $6,278.40
     
  7. NYCUA1K

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    I got no error and I was also able to book what the Captain booked above. But your best approach might be to fly with TK for the segments
    JFK-IST
    IST-ATH
    since you can get direct flights. The above would cost you USD972 in economy on the TK website. If you want an award ticket, you can first find what you want on the TK website (3 direct daily JFK-IST flights) and call UA CS to see if they can book it for you.
     

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