Hello, I am trying to book an award ticket in F with AA, i need to go from BKK to AMS, then from AMS to DTW, then from DTW to MAD, then from MAD to JFK with a stop at each of those. They are telling me around 250k miles Asia - EU - 70k EU - US - 62.5k (and $400 in tax) US - EU - 62.5k ($350 tax) EU - US - 62.5k ($360 tax) So that's close to 250k miles and $1000 in tax, does that sound right? BKK - Hong Kong - Milan - Madrid - Amsterdam (Stop) Amsterdam - London - Dallas - Detroit (STOP) Detroit - Chicago - London - Madrid (STOP) Madrid - London - JFK (END) She says segment based comes out as I listed above, and distance based comes out closer to 280k miles (she seems very nice, and we spend literally 2 hours on the phone just now, they have sent it off to be checked somewhere and told me to call back after 24 hours to book). Any advice? Is it possible to combine some of these into single awards (i.e. asia to us with stop in europe instead of having 2 seperate awards?). Also any possibility of getting rid of some of these crazy taxes? Thanks in advance everyone, I couldn't be traveling the world right now without ya!