This is the second in a multi-part series on getting the most of your AA frequent flier points for those just looking to get there in coach, and not particularly concerned about flying business or first class.
Part 1: Award chart sweet spots
Part 2: This page
When Daraius interviewed me recently, he asked me what I now know that I wish I had known when I started collecting points and miles. My response was:
I also only fully understood the power of an AA international stopover only a few weeks before we left for Paris. Had I realized this when we booked our reservation, we could have looped in one-way tickets to Hawaii on the return end to use later this year. Doh! By the time I understood this, the change fees would have made it not worth it. I was really kicking myself for letting that one slip by.I've gotten multiple questions to explain what I was talking about. Here is the post some of you seem to be waiting for. In this post we will attempt to book a one-way flight using a stopover, which is a way to effectively get two separate one-way flights on a single international travel award.