Hi. Thanks to anyone that takes the time to read this... I am hoping someone could answer a few questions regarding a planned trip from ATL -> Europe (undecided as to location, but probably FCO) using American Airlines rewards. I looked at the route map for AA. American Airlines does not fly direct to Europe except for flights using British Airways planes (from what I gather), which fly directly to London. If I wanted to fly AA to Europe without taking a BA plane, I would go MIA->London/Paris/Barcelona/Frankfurt OR JFK->wherever. I looked on Kayak and it seems like every flight from ATL that I could purchase goes directly ATL->LHR, using BA. With this in mind.. 1) Would I be able to stopover in LHR if I wanted? The issue is obviously that BA permits stopovers and AA only permits domestic stopovers (assume I want to fly ATL->FCO with stopover in LHR) 2) I suspect I will have about 160k in AA rewards. If I want to book an AA flight, will those AA flights using BA planes count as AA flights or as Oneworld partner flights? More importantly, will I be paying BA fees or AA fees? 3) It looks like I can get a 50k MilesSAAver flight or a 100k AAnytime flight (each 1-way) for first/business. Obviously I'd prefer to have 2 50k flights. With effort, what is my likelihood of booking 1 MileSAAver flight? 2 MileSAAver flights about 9 days apart? (I plan to fly in either May or Sept) 4) In an effort to avoid fees and book at the lowest possible points, about how many weeks/months in advance should I book my flights? 5) What are the estimated fees/taxes for booking these awards? What can I do (/read) to reduce these fees? The next set of questions has to do with my plan for my return leg to be something like: CDG -> MIA (stop) -> HNL. I would then fly coach with 10k United points from MIA -> ATL and then fly back ATL -> MIA at some later date and take my first class flight to HNL. Then I pay for my return flight HNL -> ATL with points. (It looks like this really only saves about 22.5k miles, but I'll take them!) 6) This is permitted, right? (specifically, the stop in MIA) 7) I will likely have no idea when I can make my HNL flight. What kind of rebooking fees am I looking at? How many months can I confidently expect to push it back? (e.g., I might delay it for 9 months) 8) Finally, I plan to make both trips entirely on AA miles and (probably) Marriott points (and Chase points converted to Continental/United or Marriott). Is there anything I can do to take some "credit?" I realize I am paying almost nothing and I don't think I deserve anything by any means, but I'll still take anything I can get (e.g., somehow recursively pick up more miles, increase stays for Elite status, get cash back, etc).. Thank you so much for any help you can give.