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Award Routing Help:
I’d like to take a 2-3 week trip and visit both the Middle East (DXB) and South East Asia (DPS). I only have chase UR to spend (~400k), and I was pricing out the best options.
The current best option I was able to find was transferring UR to EK and booking direct on EK…
STOPOVER IN DXB
DPS-JFK via DXB
R/t for 190k in J. I can even add an open jaw and depart from another SEA country instead of DPS if I want to see another city (ex. SIN, BKK, etc.).
I was wondering if anyone else had ideas that I potentially missed to visit both DXB and DPS on chase UR?
Are there other transfer partners I overlooked?
Maybe break up the journey and utilize DOH somehow?
Is there anyway to transfer to SQ KrisFlyer or UA MileagePlus and use *A carriers?
I know from the old routing rules on United I would have been able to route through the Middle East on way to SEA and paid 65k o/w due to SEA being the more powerful zone. However, now I can’t utilize the excursionist perk because my “free segment” wouldn’t be within one defined award region.
Appreciate any help/ideas from the experts.