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MMMondayMemo: AA European Stopover Hack
Every Monday, MonkeyMiles sends out a Memo with a tip on how you can save time, money, and points. Many of you may already know the tips, but more and more new monkeys are flocking to this hobby every single day and knowledge is power. This Monday we are looking at what we like to call the AA European Stopover Hack. Essentially it allows a cheap stopover in Europe en route to the Middle East/ Indian Subcontinent by combining one way award tickets.
Here is the chart for AA metal to various locations. Highlighted to Europe
If you fly to Europe during off peak dates it will set you back just 22,500 AA one way. That’s a very good deal.
AA Partner US to various locations: Middle East/Indian Subcontinent highlighted
If you fly to the Middle East or Indian Subcontinent in Main Cabin it will set you back just 40,000 AA one way. That’s a good deal too.
Here is the AA partner metal chart from Europe to various locations: Middle East/Indian Subcontinent highlighted
Here’s where it can make a lot of sense to break up the trip. Now if you recall from above – during off peak travel it’s just 22,500 one way from US to Europe. Well, below you can see that it’s just 20,00 to fly from Europe to the Middle East or Indian Subcontinent. That means you can have a stopover in Europe for just a 2500 AA premium. Ordinarily AA would only allow a layover of 24 hours or less. Now, that is a great sweet spot!
- US -> Europe = 22,500
- US -> Middle East/Indian Subcontinent = 40,000
- US – > Europe ( Stop ) then -> Middle East/Indian Subcontinent = 42,500
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