Follow with me on the logic here, I’m trying to salvage something from the recent devaluations: 1) US Airways emailed many of us a 50% off any award offer through mid-March for up to 30K DM miles. So for the 90K North America to North Asia award you can travel to Hong Kong for 60K as a mini-RTW with a stopover in Europe permitted if you get the right agent. This works because US Airways considers HKG to be in north Asia. 2) From Hong Kong you can travel to Australia and New Zealand in C for 30K each way rather than 45K after Feb 1 using United Mileage Plus. United unlike US Airways considers HKG to be in south Asia which is why this works. You can fly to Australia/NZ with SQ in C in many cases (except for the 380s to MEL for example). Booked as a roundtrip you can use the usual MileagePlus stopover and open jaw rules. 4) Back to HKG, you can use LH or LX in C to get to FRA or ZRH for a European stopover back to North America. Another idea from HKG is to use SQ again to get to FCO – HKG/SIN/FCO is not blocked by SQ (its available on United MP for example but inventory is sparse). (I personally would prefer Rome over Frankfurt in February which is why I checked into this option, and US Airways and Lufthansa are not exactly good buddies). From FCO you can then use US Airways Envoy C class to Philadelphia or Charlotte and then beyond staying under 5 segments from HKG. 5) So for 120K (60/60 DM/MP) you can do a mini-RTW in business class that includes the Land Down Under with up to 4 stops and up to six segments on Singapore Airlines, thanks to the generosity of US Airways and United Airlines. 6) Also, east Asia has many normally unflyable 1x-s that can be prefixed to your flights from the US to Europe to make your summer vacation more affordable, just sayin’.