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Lucky, help! EK (via JAL miles) stopover/routing clarification

Lucky, help! EK (via JAL miles) stopover/routing clarification

  1. Anonymous

    Per your really helpful post ([URL][/URL])

    3 questions that would be a huge help if would address:
    1. Bumping earlier question that is outstanding:
    – “An A380 first class award from New York to Milan to Dubai to Bangkok to Dubai to New York (with stopovers in Milan and Bangkok) would cost you 155,000 miles”
    [I][B]Wouldn’t Bangkok be the destination? Do you mean with stopovers in Milan and Dubai or would this really work as a single ticket?[/B][/I]

    2. [B]Would JFK – DXB – (COK, stopover) – DXB – JFK be a valid single award ticket or would it require booking a RT award ticket? [/B]

    [B]3. What is EK (& JAL?) policy on stopovers [/B]- one year max? no backtracking at all or based on available routing (ie. only way to get to ACC on EK is via DXB…which is backtracking)


  2. David W

    For almost all airlines (if not all) award ticket travel must be [I]completed[/I] one year from the original date of issue on that ticket. Regardless of whatever you book and the segments you have, that very last segment must be within one year from the original date of issue.

  3. MarkS

    #1: If your trip is JFK-BKK then you will pay the roundtrip fare for the class you select.
    If you select a saver fare you can get ONE stopover either outbound or inbound. That stopover can be in Milan IF your plane makes a stop in Milan, or DXB. If your saver fare is on a direct flight from JFK to DXB you can’t take the one that stops in Milan. The saver fare has to be on that flight.
    If you select a flex plus reward you can get a stopover on the way out and the way back.
    These rules apply to Emirates Skywards

    #2: JFK-COK is your ROUND trip route. You will stop in DXB and can take one stopover on either the outbound or inbound leg, on a saver ticket.
    These rules apply to Emirates Skywards

    #3: If Emirates publishes a fare from JFK-ACC then it’s not considered backtracking. I don’t think they do so this would probably be two rewards, JFK-DXB and DXB – ACC. JAL allows 3 stopovers on partner rewards but stopovers are not chosen cities. If you had to get 2 round trip tickets the only potential stopover is Milan on the JFK-DXB route if rewards are available on that flight. The DXB-ACC does not stop anywhere. And you can’t piece Emirates flights together because they all stop in DXB and no where else except the few 5th freedom routes they have.

    Getting it with JL looks like this
    JFK-DXB 6,849 miles x 2 = 13,698 mile distance
    55K economy
    85K business
    135K first

    DXB-ACC 3,910 miles x 2 = 7.820 mile distance
    39K economy
    63K business
    100K first

    Economy 94K
    Business 148K
    First 235K
    Plus surcharges
    And you get 2 stopovers in Milan if the plane stops there and if you want.

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