Last year I was a corporate cog although with the perk of flying international business every month. This year I'm a boostrapping freelancer that hasn't flown in the first third of the year. Man I miss flying! I have a meeting in the Middle East (JED) and I can make my own reservations. Since my travel so greatly reduced, I want to maximize my upcoming trip by getting as many miles as possible within reason (max. 3 segments) to either FRA or LHR. Possibly SFO-LAX-IAD-FRA? A quick comparison of miles yields an extra 1k for adding LAX and IAD (6,600 miles with additional segments v. 5,600 for non-stop). Any recommendations by fellow MP'ers? Go west through Asia? Thanks!