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help on booking award from SYD to BOS with stopover in either MRU or SEZ

help on booking award from SYD to BOS with stopover in either MRU or SEZ

  1. newuser

    Hi Ben,

    I am trying to figure out how to get from SYD to either MRU or SEZ in either first or business class and then continue on to Boston. Any ideas? Also, would this be 2 awards or could I get a stopover on one? Thanks so much for your time.

  2. MarkS

    Since these cities aren’t hubs you will need 2 rewards. Very few carriers allow backtracking. Even United won’t let you go west from Sydney. So one ticket to east Africa coast and one to bos. I’d start with finding a carrier who flies to these destinations and work backwards. You are going to have to find a published route for this.

    SEZ seems like the only option. Etihad or qantas and emirates. Availability is a whole other issue. Good luck, this appears to be a tall order. Maybe someone else has a better idea.

  3. David W

    [USER=2397]@newuser[/USER] What miles and points do you have to work with?

  4. newuser

    [QUOTE=”MarkS, post: 21806, member: 2121″]Since these cities aren’t hubs you will need 2 rewards. Very few carriers allow backtracking. Even United won’t let you go west from Sydney. So one ticket to east Africa coast and one to bos. I’d start with finding a carrier who flies to these destinations and work backwards. You are going to have to find a published route for this.

    SEZ seems like the only option. Etihad or qantas and emirates. Availability is a whole other issue. Good luck, this appears to be a tall order. Maybe someone else has a better idea.[/QUOTE]
    I will try Etihad. Seems like the best option at the point. I will continue to look. Someone mentioned JAL. Do you know anything about them?

  5. newuser

    I have AA, DL, UA, SQ and BA. Also some Alaska. I have lots of UR points as well as MR points and Thank You points

  6. MarkS

    [QUOTE=”newuser, post: 21819, member: 2397″]I will try Etihad. Seems like the best option at the point. I will continue to look. Someone mentioned JAL. Do you know anything about them?[/QUOTE]

    Limited availability for JAL. The 787 from Bos-nrt would be great but they don’t fly to the part of the world you are going to. They code share with EK and AF. If you were going SYD-BOS then yes you could look at a route through Tokyo. Etihad is probably your best option. You could also look at Air France from SEZ to Boston.

  7. David W

    Might have to book it as 2 awards. Try SYD-AUH/DOH-SEZ on EY/QR. Not sure if AAdvantage will let you route South Pacific to Africa via the Middle East but worth a try. With AAdvantage, you can mix EY and QR so that you have more options. Or you can transfer UR, MR, TY points to Etihad Guest to book for travel on EY.

    2nd award will be SEZ-DOH-BOS on QR using AAdvantage miles. Or you can use Etihad Guest to book SEZ-AUH-JFK/IAD and buy a separate ticket to BOS.

    Alternatively, you can also book 2 awards, SYD-ME, ME-US and then a 3rd round trip award for ME-SEZ

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