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  1. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    I have a few AA award questions for which I couldn't find answers on the AA site...
    • Are open jaw itineraries allowed on partner awards?
    • Are stopovers allowed on partner awards?
    • Are there any restrictions on purchasing miles apart from the 40,000 per calendar year limit? I assume that I can purchase 40,000 in December and then more in January?
    These questions come about because I've noticed that it can be cheaper to purchase AA miles for award flights than it is to purchase the flights themselves.

    Steve
     

  2. Dave Noble

    Dave Noble Senior Member

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    Open Jaws are permitted

    Stopovers are allowed when travel is within or to/from North America. For other awards they are not

    Yup. You can iirc, purchase in December and then in January

    Dave
     
  3. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    Thanks Dave, that is excellent news.
     
  4. vt01

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    I've never heard of open jaw - what is an open jaw and how does it differ from a stopover?
    Thx
     
  5. StevePER

    StevePER Established Member

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    An open jaw is when you return from a different city than the one in which you arrived. For example PER-SYD then MEL-PER.
     
  6. serfty

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    Specifically in this case, the open jaw is SYD-MEL.

    In some award schemes it is counted in distance.
     
  7. NM

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    And also in mileage-based fares such as Global Explorer.
     
  8. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    and *A RTWs (except for distance between origin and final destination - handy if you are short some miles and departing from a wide or tall country like Australia).
     
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