NA to europe and australia

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  1. montacute
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    I am trying to experience LH F and still get to australia on the same trip with my UA miles. I'm thinking about IAD-FRA-BKK and then SYD-BKK-IAD. Would this price as a RT to allow a stopover at FRA?
     
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    Nope. The routing rules for award travel to Oz from the USA officially do not permit travel via Europe.
     
  3. montacute
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    I thought making my own way between BKK and SYD might make a difference and it would price, so that technically I would not be going to Australia via Europe.
     
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    You might get lucky with them considering BKK/SYD a valid open jaw to permit the FRA stopover but no guarantees. Without a stopover in FRA that would just be two one-way awards so it would be OK.
     
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    Ok, thanks Seth. Will see if I get lucky. Working on availability now.
     
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    Let us know what happens.

    I think it meets the length rule (is that even a rule outside of RTWs?) but you might get tripped up by the open jaw crossing regions.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    This is what I'm thinking as well, particularly given UA's recent efforts to crack down on anything remotely "fun" in award bookings. :(
     

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