Originally Posted by JB
Wow sailor, how did you get a deal like that!
Whenever I try to use miles to fly it's nearly impossible. Did you book through an airline or the credit card co?
I booked directly with Delta travel desk.
The key is to know the rules of the tariff.
Typical round trip tariff (like mentioned 50k miles to Europe) has one allowable stop over.
You call the Delta award desk and get transferred to international desk (they can give you also flights on partner airlines). If it's really an "exotic" itinerary and planes are full be prepared to spend a long time on the phone (like 2 hours).
In the example above we asked for a roundtrip ticket to Cairo with stopover in Warsaw.
There are no direct flights to Cairo neither to Warsaw from Atlanta so you will have to get connecting flights. The planes were relatively busy (near Easter week) so we also mentioned that it's no problem for us to do an overnight stay on the connecting flights.