I always thought using distance based awards are big waste to my miles until I am planning this circle Europe Trip using AA oneworld OW35Y chart. you can fly up to 4000 miles and 16 segments with stopover at every city(u can only stopover once and transit twice at same city) for 35K miles in Economy.
The new rule includes all flying miles in the mileage calculation, but still not that bad. Here is my plan:
total flying miles 3994.