Having learned the hard way on using UR points for hotel rooms (doesn't earn points/stay credit for Hilton) I wanted to do some prelim before booking some DFW/OGG tickets on AA. I checked with both AA & UR and they both say they don't know until tickets are booked/purchased. Has anyone used UR points to book AA tickets then SWU after the fact? Is it standard operating procedure or are there any landmines to be aware of? I searched forms and did not find anything specific to this hence the new thread.