Ok here's my situation: I am looking to travel NYC (prefer EWR but will use JFK) to VIE from 4/4 to 4/10. I have a BAEC household account with around 60k miles/avios. I am willing to pony up some cash for my tickets, and I am blue in the face from searching websites. I searched all-BA flights (EWR-LHR-VIE), and I also tried breaking the trip into EWR-LHR and LHR-VIE, and using other airlines from NYC to any large airport in Europe. Here's what I've gathered: BA: EWR-LHR $1456.38 (coach, 2 people, round-trip) BA: EWR-LHR-VIE $2377.16 (coach, 2 people, round-trip), so they are charging me $920.78 for LHR-VIE which seems expensive. So which of the following makes the most sense to the savvy travelers on this board? 1. Save a lot of time and effort and just book the full trip through BA 2. Book two separate legs, trying to get the EWR-LHR down as low as possible and book economy on another airline LHR-VIE 3. Scrap the whole thing because I should be able to find better fares elsewhere I would need 80k miles for 2 seats round trip, so even if I game seats on a partner airline, I will be short. Anybody have a solid plan for this? How would YOU look to make this happen? I am way open to suggestions here.