My family and I are visiting Mexico City, and will head back to NYC to gather before going on our separate ways. I have a couple of questions regarding potentially linking some reservations. I want my parents to experience CX J (F wasn't available) out of NY, so I booked an award earlier in the year. Attached to it was a segment from MIA-NYC. So to save money (avoiding the $150 changing fee on awards; I'm AA Plat), we need to route from MEX to NYC through MIA. The routing on the award ticket is MIA-EWR; JFK-HKG. So... here are my questions: 1) If I were to book a paid MEX-MIA ticket for them, can I link it to their MIA-EWR award ticket? If so, how will the bags be handled (since J in the award ticket probably have it waived, but not the paid ticket since they don't have status)? And since their English is not great, I want to be with them in MIA, to make sure there's no trouble for their connection flight. This meant I need to route through MIA with them as well. But the price is quite high, so I planned to break the trip down as the following: MEX-MIA on AA 1498 (paid) MIA-ORF on AA 4265 (paid) ORF-LGA on AA 3749 (using Avios) 2) If I were to book the above itineraries, can I link them up as well? I know this is a long question, please let me know if I need to clarify any part of it. Any response is appreciated. Thank you!