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Hi Lucky and Gang.. 1: trying to fly west from the west coast to Japan with a stopover and onto Europe. We just did Emirates to DXB stopover then to MUC. What a GREAT experience. All for 90000 miles! 2: when Alaska releases the award chart for JAL later this year, I’m guessing this would be 2 awards? 3: what would be the best use of miles from AA,UA, AS and some Avios for 2 in F. Plus we have a little over 50000 starpoints and 150000 thank you points. Have to have some leftover to get back to PHX!! Thanks for all the great info provided by the Ask Lucky Forum. Mike
With AS miles, you wouldnt be able to route via Europe. 2 awards would only be possible if they have a similar agreement like they do with Cathay, but otherwise travel has to be on one airline (AS domestic segments are allowed to be added if necessary) and must start or end in North America.
AS charges 70k one way US-Asia on Cathay F. You can transfer points from SPG (intervals of 20k for a 5k bonus!) and buy the rest if necessary. While you can add AS domestic legs to/from PHX, it’ll have to connect via PDX or SEA. It might be easier to pay cash for a direct flight to/from the international gateway instead.
Singapore charges 74375 miles per person for LAX-NRT in F, transferable from both SPG and Citi ThankYou. If you add a UA domestic leg to the award, that renders it ineligible for SQ’s online discount, making the award 87500 miles.