Interestingly I found some AUS-HKG-USA flights on QF that were not showing in aa.com. I called and the operator could see them and then I also found them doing a multi trip. In both cases they calculate the points a 2 separate segments.
Is this an AA routing rule that you cant fly South Pacific to North America via Asia? Must you use on QF or AA?
Worst case I may still book to burn points.
gosh it’s been a long time so I’m a little rusty… but indeed, travel between two regions generally can’t be via a third region. Obviously direct travel between two regions isn’t always possible so there are a bunch of exceptions to the general rule… but AU-USA via Asia isn’t one of them unfortunately.