Did you know that when you book award travel, you can make your points go further, much further, by taking advantage of loose airline rules concerning stopovers, transfers, and open-jaws? When redeeming miles, it is often possible to visit multiple cities, or even book multiple trips for the same number of miles as a single ticket.
Ben Schlappig covers this topic here: http://travelsort.com/blog/maximizing-the-value-of-your-award-ticket-with-stopovers-and-open-jaws
Also, thePointsGuy covers this topic in depth for multiple airlines:
American Airlines: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/06/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-american-airlines-awards/
United Airlines: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/07/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-us-airways-awards-2/
US Airways: http://thepointsguy.com/2011/06/maximizing-stopovers-transfers-and-open-jaw-ticketing-on-us-airways-awards/
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