United Booking, Please Help!

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  1. somempire

    somempire Silver Member

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    I am looking to book a roundtrip from US with stopover in Europe and destination in Japan. I have been on the phone with UA agents 7 times and they said it's not allowed b/c I am booking around the world trip. How can this be around the world trip if I am flying back from Japan to Europe than US. Can someone please explain to me if this is legal or illegal? I also had an agent tell me that I cannot do two stopover on the same trip which I know I cannot but she insisted that Europe is a stopover and Japan is a stopover when I clearly explained to her Japan is my destination. Thanks
     
  2. Mackieman
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    What is the routing you're trying to book?
     
  3. somempire

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    ATL-ORD-CDG(stopover)-BKK-NRT(destination)-BKK-CDG-IAD-ATL
     
  4. MSPeconomist
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    If this will be a ticket paid with money, there's no reason it can't be done but it will be very expensive, perhaps more than two separate tickets ATL-CDG RT and ATL-NRT/HND RT.

    For award tickets, this could be viewed as one US-EU RT and a second one EU-Asia RT for the sum of the required miles. However, in this case, maybe the RTW award would cost less and that's why they want to call it RTW. I don't think you can normally have a stopover in a continent that is neither origin nor destination. More to the point, you probably don't have legal routings and probably also violate MPM (maximum permitted miles) caps too. There probably is a rule that USA to NRT must be via TPAC, even if they might reroute you through Europe in IROPs to get you to your destination closer to the scheduled time.
     
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    I once had to be in OKA and then immediately in NCE for back to back conferences in 2008. The cheapest thing I found, paying with money, was LGA-IAD-NRT-OKA-NRT-IAD-FRA-ZRH-NCE, which was technically RWT since I crossed the Pacific and the Atlantic on the same trip. It cost me under $2K and I painfully did all the long-haul legs in E+.
     

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