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Setting my first goal

Setting my first goal

  1. Anonymous

    Hello,
    I just started traveling for work and collection credit card sign up bonuses and wanted to have a goal in mind for the future. I’m trying to plan a couples trip around the world using 90K American Airlines Miles and 60K Alaskan Airline Miles (per person). Below is what I have planned, with a couple of questions after. Please let me know if this is even possible!

    40K AS Miles to fly Fiji Airways Economy from SFO(1) to Fiji with a stopover for a week
    Continue on to Auckland(2) to stay a couple of nights
    60K AA Miles to fly Etihad Airways A380 First from Auckland(3) to Maldives and stay a couple of nights
    30K AA Miles to fly Qatar Airways A350 Business to Frankfurt and stay a couple of nights
    20K AS Off-Peak Miles to fly American Airlines Economy from Frankfurt through DFW to SFO

    3 questions, marked above as well:
    1. I’m not sure if Fiji Airways flys from SFO. I could have this be LAX as well.
    2. Can I add the flight to take me from Sydney on to Auckland at no additional cost?
    3. Can this award take me from Auckland or do I need to start from Sydney?

    Other than that, I just want to make sure this looks like a possible award or if maybe others had some experience and could tell me that I might not find 2 award seats for these flight paths or something. I just started getting into this and have spent a lot of time reading, but have not redeemed any actual awards yet so I have lots to learn still.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Alex

  2. Anonymous

    Hello,
    I just started traveling for work and collection credit card sign up bonuses and wanted to have a goal in mind for the future. I’m trying to plan a couples trip around the world using 90K American Airlines Miles and 60K Alaskan Airline Miles (per person). Below is what I have planned, with a couple of questions after. Please let me know if this is even possible!

    40K AS Miles to fly Fiji Airways Economy from SFO(1) to Fiji with a stopover for a week
    Continue on to Auckland(2) to stay a couple of nights
    60K AA Miles to fly Etihad Airways A380 First from Auckland(3) to Maldives and stay a couple of nights
    30K AA Miles to fly Qatar Airways A350 Business to Frankfurt and stay a couple of nights
    20K AS Off-Peak Miles to fly American Airlines Economy from Frankfurt through DFW to SFO

    3 questions, marked above as well:
    1. I’m not sure if Fiji Airways flys from SFO. I could have this be LAX as well.
    2. Can I add the flight to take me from Sydney on to Auckland at no additional cost?
    3. Can this award take me from Auckland or do I need to start from Sydney?

    Other than that, I just want to make sure this looks like a possible award or if maybe others had some experience and could tell me that I might not find 2 award seats for these flight paths or something. I just started getting into this and have spent a lot of time reading, but have not redeemed any actual awards yet so I have lots to learn still.

    Thanks in advance!
    -Alex

  3. No Name

    Welcome, you might want to sign up for an account if you are staying.

    What pops up right away is:
    1: No SFO, only Lax and HNL
    [URL]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji_Airways_destinations[/URL]
    2: No you can’t as you have already used the one stopover allowed by AS in Fiji, plus no Fiji Airways flight to SYD and AS does not allow mixing partner airlines on award tickets.
    3: AA does not allow stopovers, only layovers of up to 24 hours. If you start in Auckland you can not stay for longer than 24 hours in SYD. If you are OK with spending less than 24H in SYD then yes you could add a Qantas connecting flight to your Etihad ticket to MLE.

    You might be better of just buying a ticket Auckland-SYD, it’s a highly competitive market with several fifth freedom routes so you have much to pick from.

    Seat availability obviously depends on when you are traveling.

  4. Anonymous

    I agree with pretty much everything No Name said. If you want to stay in both Auckland and Sydney just do the LAX-NAN-AKL route on Fiji and then buy a cheap AKL-SYD ticket with cash (if it’s on Qantas, but not JetStar, you can even credit the miles to AA) and take your Etihad award to MLE from there.

  5. No Name

    Or take a fifth freedom route to SYD like the LAN 787 and credit to AA or AS, or take a Emirates A380 and credit to AS.

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