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Re: United award flights JFK-TLV-Tuscany-JFK
« Reply #4960 on: June 09, 2022, 04:33:55 PM »
We have Capital One, Amex, AA, Delta, Bonvoy, & Chase points, and (2 adults) are looking to go to TLV June 30 for a week, and then spend a few days in Tuscany before heading back to JFk. Ideally, we'd like to use miles, but are having trouble figuring the best use of the points/partners/conversions. Most United flights (<12 hour flights) are >90,000 points one way.

Any help on best conversions to airline partners that would be the least & best use of points is appreciated...

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4961 on: June 10, 2022, 01:58:18 PM »
UA has some roundtrips TLV-EWR pricing at ~2k. If you're looking for a flight OW to EWR, you can make the return as a coach cheap flight (with stopover). example - TLV-EWR in business on Mar 21, returning May 1st in coach with a stopover, will cost $1236. If you use Amex plat points, that comes to 80k. plus you get miles for flying and towards status. Even if you just need a 1 way, it's (much) cheaper to book the roundtrip...

Wasn't sure where to post a reply since the thread you posted it is alerts only, but you can do RT nonstop in business for $1,954 on these dates

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4962 on: June 10, 2022, 02:49:07 PM »
Wasn't sure where to post a reply since the thread you posted it is alerts only, but you can do RT nonstop in business for $1,954 on these dates
Great price. What other dates are available? @Dan

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4965 on: June 12, 2022, 09:34:01 AM »
Are united award flights always cancelable even on partners? It seems they're only offering flight credit

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4966 on: June 15, 2022, 02:08:26 PM »
On a United flight booked with Turkish (or other partner) points, is there an option to upgrade to premium economy or business for $$?
Or are you locked in to Economy if there's no business award availability?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4967 on: August 02, 2022, 10:05:53 PM »
anyone else noticed an extreme decrease in saver availability, even in economy?

looking for Janaury flights to Hawaii (HNL, OGG, LIH, KOA) in economy on a sunday/monday and found nothing at 22.5k

this is total contrast for past 2-3 years when wide open availability if willing to fly economy.

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4968 on: Yesterday at 12:56:39 PM »
I had booked a cheap ticket EWR- ANC 8 months ago but canít actually make those dates (next week).
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?

I canít push off the tickets and then cancel as thereís no other dates with those prices (23k RT) and I would need to transfer more

Is there a way to change the dates and retain my price?

There has been a tiny schedule change (less then 30 minutes) and the system isnít letting me change dates for free.
Can I press the issue if I call them?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4969 on: Yesterday at 01:49:10 PM »
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?
In my experience they don't charge the fee.

In your booking choose the cancel option and see if it says it will charge you a fee or if it says $0.00 fee.
120 characters? Hmm, I wonder what I could write with 64 characters. Boy, it's gonna be hard to use up 15 characters. W-

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4970 on: Yesterday at 02:52:54 PM »
I had booked a cheap ticket EWR- ANC 8 months ago but canít actually make those dates (next week).
Do they still charge the close-in cancellation fee?

I canít push off the tickets and then cancel as thereís no other dates with those prices (23k RT) and I would need to transfer more

Is there a way to change the dates and retain my price?

There has been a tiny schedule change (less then 30 minutes) and the system isnít letting me change dates for free.
Can I press the issue if I call them?

Did you get a positive covid test result?

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Re: United award flights
« Reply #4971 on: Yesterday at 03:16:14 PM »
Did you get a positive covid test result?
They let you change for free if you do?