PointsHoarder 11 – Open-Jaws and Closed Data

September 20, 2012

Episode 11 of the PointsHoarder podcast focuses on open-jaws and stopovers on reward trips and a few news stories making their way around the internet, including United’s turning off of “expert mode”, Delta telling AwardWallet to bug off and Frontier taking the low road when it comes to 3rd party bookings.

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Length: 39 minutes

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2 comments on “PointsHoarder 11 – Open-Jaws and Closed Data

  1. On AA, you can book multiple partners on their normal partner chart. I’ve done so with Alaska and Cathay on the same award. They have more restrictions in terms of routing (with specific transit regions and published fare requirements).

    As for open jaws with AA, it’s basically a one-way only system since there are no stopovers abroad, so open jaws are always available. You can do LAX-HKG SYD-LAX, but there’s no way to do HKG-SYD without a 3rd award (without resorting to the Explorer Award chart).

    For DL, I noticed you read “open-jaw counts as a stopover” but in reality, it’s easy to get an open-jaw AND a stopover over the phone. You cannot do 2 stopovers though. Keep in mind that while DL is a round-trip only booking, their award chart charges by one-way, so you can open-jaw across regions and pay each region’s price per direction. I’ve done Atlanta to India one-way and Vietnam to Atlanta the other way (both times via Europe), even though India and Vietnam are in different regions.