For Award Travel booked prior to January 1, 2015, one stopover is allowed per roundtrip Award Ticket under certain circumstances. A stopover is defined as a stay of more than 4 hours between domestic flights and more than 24 hours between domestic and international or all international flights. The destination city is not considered a stopover. A stopover is allowed, provided there are no more than two connections between the origin and destination including any connections that are made while traveling to/from the stopover point. The stopover city must be located on a valid routing.
Stopovers will no longer be permitted for Award Travel booked on or after January 1, 2015.
Open jaw Award Travel is permitted for Awards booked prior to January 1, 2015. To be eligible, the mileage between the open jaw points must be less than or equal to the total mileage flown between any other trip in the itinerary (origin to destination). A double open jaw is not permitted.
For Award Travel ticketed on or after January 1, 2015, all open jaw itineraries will be priced based on One-way Award Travel pricing rules.
So two of the most valuable features of Skymiles will be trashed next year – thanks Delta! I see you have our backs! Want to spend a few days in Amsterdam or London or Paris on the way to your final city (or on the way home)? Not if you book next year! Want to enjoy a free one-way ticket tacked on the end of your award ticket? Not if you book next year! – GONE!
I am almost physically ill. No more RTW or Round The World award tickets after 1JAN2015. The list just goes on and on. The #DOS or Destruction of Skymiles truly is on the way and all you have to do is look at the clock on the right hand side of the blog! (I think ADAM is going to be VERY busy before 2014 ends!) – René
PS – So anyone voting for Delta to win at Freddie awards this year?