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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2175 on: January 25, 2019, 12:59:58 AM »
On another forum I saw something abt united charging a fee for award travel, & s/t abt being 21 days. Iím new @ this and trying to book an award flight but donít see what I would gain if Iíd need to pay a booking fee, anyone care to explain? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2176 on: January 25, 2019, 05:27:15 AM »
United charges a $75 close in fee for travel within 21 days of booking.
You can often book with a partner such as Aeroplan, Singapore, Acianca etc. At simular value, without a close in fee.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2177 on: January 26, 2019, 07:38:09 PM »
I tried booking through a family memberís mileage plus acct since as a united cc holder the flight is still avail, however I couldnít find the option to transfer UR rewards points to the mileage plus acct. I called chase & was told thereís x such option. Huh???
Someone please help as itís almost 21 days & thereís almost x avail. Much appreciated.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2178 on: January 26, 2019, 09:03:24 PM »
I tried booking through a family memberís mileage plus acct since as a united cc holder the flight is still avail, however I couldnít find the option to transfer UR rewards points to the mileage plus acct. I called chase & was told thereís x such option. Huh???
Someone please help as itís almost 21 days & thereís almost x avail. Much appreciated.
A simple Google search should be able to help you.
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2179 on: January 26, 2019, 09:08:43 PM »
I tried booking through a family memberís mileage plus acct since as a united cc holder the flight is still avail, however I couldnít find the option to transfer UR rewards points to the mileage plus acct. I called chase & was told thereís x such option. Huh???
Someone please help as itís almost 21 days & thereís almost x avail. Much appreciated.
What card do u have from chase?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2180 on: January 26, 2019, 09:31:23 PM »
What card do u have from chase?
Chase Ink Business Card

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2181 on: January 26, 2019, 09:34:45 PM »
A simple Google search should be able to help you.

According to the Google searches, there should be an option on chase ultimate rewards website a button to transfer.  But that button doesnít exist.  The first person I spoke to at Chase said the same thing, but then asked someone else there and they said itís not possible.  The second person even said there was never such an option.

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2182 on: January 26, 2019, 09:46:03 PM »
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2183 on: January 26, 2019, 09:49:28 PM »
Cash?

Yes, Business Cash.  Canít transfer from the Business Cash?  Which Chase Card can we transfer to United?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2184 on: January 26, 2019, 09:52:26 PM »
Yes, Business Cash.  Canít transfer from the Business Cash?  Which Chase Card can we transfer to United?
Thank you very much.
You can only transfer from a card with an annual fee. If you have such a card, you can transfer from the Cash card to the one with an AF and then transfer to United

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2185 on: January 26, 2019, 09:56:38 PM »
Yes, Business Cash.  Canít transfer from the Business Cash?  Which Chase Card can we transfer to United?
Thank you very much.
Any chase non cashback card... business preferred sapphire...
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2186 on: January 26, 2019, 10:43:38 PM »
whats the best option to book united with MR points?

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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2187 on: January 26, 2019, 10:46:06 PM »
whats the best option to book united with MR points?
What route?
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
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Re: Star Alliance Award Search Tips
« Reply #2189 on: January 26, 2019, 11:07:37 PM »
whats the best option to book united with MR points?
Lifemiles works, but there is a booking fee.
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