Stopover using frequent flyer miles on NWA

Old Jul 5th, 2009, 05:17 AM
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Stopover using frequent flyer miles on NWA

We are planning a trip to Hawaii in March of next year and I found flights for 40K miles each ($900 if purchased) using Worldperks miles on NWA. The routing is Iowa - MSP - LAX - HNL. We are also interested in stopping over in LA for a couple of days but when I put in multi-city with a couple of days delay between the Iowa-MSP-LAX and LAX-HNL, it gives me all of the flights to select but at the end says that it can't process the request and to call NW.... which I will do, but curious if anyone has any ideas or thoughts on how to make this work? Thanks.
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Old Jul 5th, 2009, 07:11 PM
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The info on their website makes it sound like you can't stopover.
http://www.nwa.com/worldperks/travel/openjaw.shtml
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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 12:03 AM
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Probably cannot stop over and Delta and Northwest should be one airline after the first of the year-Northwest is being taken over by Delta.
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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 02:05 PM
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You can stopover if the award is issued by Delta. If you can find the same itinerary through Delta, you can open a Skymiles account (if you don't already have one) and transfer your Northwest miles to Delta instantly.
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Old Jul 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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I didn't look into the Delta thing but I did call Northwest and they said no stopovers. Oh well - just means we won't get to stop and visit my parents for a few days and I can live with that! I'm just excited about getting $3375 worth of tickets for 120,000 miles! All those work trips my husband took have some value!
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Old Jul 8th, 2009, 11:24 AM
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Iowamom, Don't give up. See post below. Call NW agent again -- preferably late at night. You may be surprised by the response. Be sweet, a bit chatty if appropriate, tell him/her how much you would love to see Mom and Pop, etc. I've had stop-overs with NW FF tix many times. Good luck.

http://www.fodors.com/community/air-...-once-more.cfm
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I've had stop-overs with NW FF tix many times.

Were your stopovers on domestic itineraries? Stopovers are permitted on intl itineraries.
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Both, Patty.
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