Hey, all I'm planning a trip to walk the Camino to Santiago in March of 2013 ... but obviously I need to get there first. I'd like to think I've got the basics of award redemption down and I know I can get there and back with no real difficulty on the miles I have accumulated. However ... There are just soooo many variables, opportunities, and little tricks of the trade that YOU all know that I'd hate to book only to end up thinking, "If only I'd known ..." Things like FrequentMiler's blog posts regarding free one-ways and the advice about booking BA redemptions on Iberia to avoid surcharges are exactly the sorts of things I mean. What else should I be considering? I'm not asking for specific routings because several of you offer that as a paid service and it's not my intent to pick your pockets. Rather, I'm just looking for advice of the, "Consider this loophole..." or "Whatever you do, don't ..." variety. I'm originating at ORD, needing to fly into Spain or Portugal in early March, and have sufficient miles for round-trip coach fares on UA, BA, or AA. Any pointers? Thanks in advance.