Category Archives: United Award Booking

United Award Flight Sale to Japan – Book by April 17, 2014

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What do cherry blossoms, sake, and dumplings have in common?

Instead of doing an internet search, you could find out by taking a springtime trip to Japan.  United Airlines has a promotion on round-trip economy award tickets from the US (not including Hawaii) and Canada to Japan in April.

If you book before April 17, 2014, and travel between now and April 30, 2014, you can save 25% off United Saver (low-level) award economy tickets.  Usually, round-trip award tickets from North America to Japan cost 70,000 miles.  But with this promotion, you can travel round-trip for only 52,500 miles!

Hurry United Award Flight Sale To Japan Book By April 17, 2014

Fly United to Japan in April for Only 52,500 Miles Round-Trip

That said, it only costs 25,000 American Airlines miles for a 1-way award ticket from the US to Japan, from October 1 to April 30 so that would save you even more miles!

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Free Checked Bag on United? You *Have* to Use Your United Card!

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You get 1 free checked bag when you use your Chase United Explorer card to buy your flight.  But you HAVE to use the United card to buy your ticket, otherwise you won’t get the free bag!

The free 1st checked bag benefit can save you a LOT of money.  When Emily and I travel, we try to pack lightly, but sometimes we have to check bags.

Free Checked Bag On United You Have To Use Your United Card

Emily Usually Packs Light, but Not Always!

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What United Doesn’t Want You to Know: Use Brussels Airlines to get to Europe, Africa & Beyond!

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In ~10 days, starting from February 1, 2014, it will cost many more miles when you book award flights with United.

In particular, business class and first class awards, especially those on other Star Alliance partner airlines such as Lufthansa etc. will cost more United miles.

Coach award prices remain mostly the same, but you will find more ways to get to Europe and beyond along with better award seat availability when you learn to search for award flights on Brussels Airlines.

Booking Brussels Airlines With United Miles

Use Brussels Airlines to get you to Venice!

Many people are trying to book trips by January 31, 2014,  so that they can use the much more favorable old award chart! Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to United Miles: Part 15 – All The Ways To Get To Africa

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While United only flies to one African destination (Lagos in Nigeria) themselves, they have several Star Alliance airlines which fly to many cities and countries in Africa.  United miles are the best miles to use for flights to Africa!

United Miles To Africa

United Miles are the Best Miles to Use to get to Africa!

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The Ultimate Guide To United Miles: Part 14 – Using United Miles in the US, Hawaii & Canada

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United has pretty good award availability for flights within the US.  For the time being, United also partners with US Airways, although US Airways will soon leave the Star Alliance and join the Oneworld Alliance for their merger with American Airlines.

The Road to Hana

Emily In Hawaii

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