My DH and I want to use AAdvantage miles to upgrade to first class ORD-DFW-OGG and rentur, departing early January 2014 and returning early March 2014.
The airline is just now accepting bookings for January 6 (no later) -- which is OK for us. However I can't book a return in March until mid-April. By that time there will be no 'upgrades' available for the outbound flight.
I see two possibilities, both involving change fees of $150 pp:
1) Book a one-way outbound now and see if AA will let me change the ticket to round-trip once the March dates open up.
2) Book a round-trip with a fake return date and change the return date when the March dates open up. (Depart Jan. 1; return Jan. 5.)