Hi all - I'm trying to fly my family of three from Chicago to Bangkok over the dates of March 19/20th - March 30th, 2014 in C Class or better (I'm targeting Cathay but open to anything that gets us there) and wondered if anyone can provide some guidance or opinions on the plan below? I believe we have almost enough miles with two AA accounts that have 146k and 84k. And then two SPG accounts that have 31k and 1k. If the redemption is 55K each way, then we're very close. Here are my questions: Should I book one way tickets now from ORD to BKK for all three C class because they're available and hope that when the dates of March 30th for my return open up, (not 330 days yet) that I'll be able to get us back on March 30th? Should I wait for my next A-O-Rama scheduled for May 17th to add the needed miles for 3 C class return tickets? The miles will post at the end of June as I can typically make all required spends in one month. I'm worried about lack of availability for 3 First or Business (lay flat) seats. What North American gateway city combinations should I be considering to add a free stopover sometime in December? I want to take advantage of this option for another nice one way trip at no extra cost for us all but am confused how I would do this if only booking one ways now and then adding one ways for the return portion 30 or so days from now. Any direction or guidance would be very helpful.