Making first United booking - quick question about open jaws

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  1. ibn_battuta

    ibn_battuta Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Moving from US to Europe and thought I would build a trip using United miles that combines the move to Europe plus an anticipated trip to India this year.
    EWR - LHR (stopover ~ 7 months) - DEL
    BLR - BRU (via FRA)
    Is this allowed? When you use two open jaws, do you still have to end journey in the same region?
    Will this price out as a North America - Central Asia RT?

    Thanks!
    p.s I did search to see if this information is around and didn't see anything. Please point the way in case other threads have already discussed similar matters and I missed it.
     
  2. snod08
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    But are you coming back to North America?
    Seems like you are stopping your travel at BRU?
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    It might work, it might not. Open jaws across regions can trip up an agent and cause issues.

    If it does price it should be N. America-C. Asia + C. Asia-Europe.
     
  4. ibn_battuta

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    Snod08 - I am stopping in BRU since I am moving there. Hence my confusion. Lot of people describe using two open jaws on United RT bookings but they are usually coming back to the same country, just ending in a different place from where they started - ( JFK - FRA - FRA - ORD). I was wondering how it would work if your second open jaw ended in a different country of a different region.

    Wandering Aramean - if it prices out as "N. America-C. Asia + C. Asia-Europe", then how are the miles needed calculated? Is that priced like two one-way tickets?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    Yup...just add those two numbers together. It is 40/60/80 for the outbound and 30/50/60 for the return (Y/C/F). So the whole thing should be 70K in Y. You can mix-and-match if you want.
     
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    W.A.'s got the answer.
    Will be two one-ways. Thats what I was wondering after reading your original post.
     
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    Thanks for the input. Appreciate it!
     
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