When discussing award flights, the subject of ‘stopovers’ and ‘open jaws’ inevitably comes up.
For most of you who are new to the miles and points scene, these terms are a little confusing. Usually, when you book a flight, you are traveling from one place to another, and then back – A to B and back to A. So all of this talk of crazy routings doesn’t seem to make much sense.
So what does it mean to get an award with a stopover or an open jaw, and how can you use them to your advantage?