ok I think I've done enough homework (all 14 pages read) and have a possible routing lined up for next May/June to DPS. TYS (US/UA) - CLT/ORD/EWR/PHL CLT/ORD/EWR/PHL (US/LH) - FRA/MUC FRA/MUC (LH/TG) - BKK BKK (TG) - DPS DPS (SQ) - SIN SIN (NH/SQ/UA) - NRT NRT (NH) - ORD ORD (UA) - TYS stopover TBD. I have not mapped out timing yet because I just wanted to make sure this routing sounded acceptable. I'm correct with assuming I cannot be booked into F (or whatever the award code is) on SQ, yes? I do have another possibilty I have considered. Since I don't think I can get F on SQ, I could fly to HKG as my "destination" and definitely only be in the 120k redemption range. I could then spend 25k RT on CX (using Avios) from HKG-DPS. I could possibly save 15k US miles this way and technically have two stopovers (one from US award and HKG being the first destination). TYS-USA-Germany-HKG (*A) HKG-DPS-HKG (OW) HKG-***-USA-TYS (*A) There would be more risk in the 2nd option, but seems logical edit........ ah heck. i'm possibly throwing away 16k Avios in that example. I could route to ORD from TYS for only 9k Avios and add in two more foreign cities. Stupid, stupid, stupid!