If you have a United credit card you have access to expanded saver availability on United flights. Avianca Lifemiles can’t book awards like that. United’s website is far more capable at finding awards than Avianca Lifemiles. That applied to both nonstop flights and connecting flights. You can try calling Avianca to book award tickets, but that rarely works as their call center is mostly incompetent and frustrating to deal with. Lifemiles charges just $50 to cancel intra-region awards. International award cancellation and change fees range from $100 to $200. Hover over where it says “Limited seats” on the page that displays the award flights to check the change and cancellation/refund fee to see the fee for your itinerary. Oddly on some awards it will be cheaper to cancel an award than to change it, while on other awards it will be more expensive to cancel an award than to change it. You can’t book a multi-city award, such as Cleveland to LaGuardia and … [Read more...] about Transfer AMEX Points To Avianca Lifemiles And Get A 15% Bonus! Redeem United Award Flights For Just 6.5K Points!
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1. Don’t get stuck in Honolulu. I’ve heard from too many people who spent an entire week and never left the city limits. That’s just a shame, they may as well have gone to Miami Beach. While I prefer The Big Island, Kauai, and Maui to Oahu, there is still plenty to see and experience on Oahu as long as you leave Honolulu behind. … [Read more...] about Today Only: Save Up To 45% Off United Award Tickets To Hawaii!
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This offer for discounted Saver Awards is available to all MileagePlus members. Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy from the mainland U.S., Alaska and Canada to Papeete (PPT). Tickets must be booked no later than 11:59 p.m. local time of origin airport (first departure airport) on February 8, 2019. Offer is valid for travel beginning on or after March 26, 2019, and completed on or before May 30, 2019. From Papeete you can take a ferry or short flight to the beautiful island of Moorea, to the stunning resorts of Bora Bora, or to the many other islands of French Polynesia. … [Read more...] about Today Only: Save Up To 40% Off United Award Tickets To Tahiti!
However United’s website, which replaced the excellent legacy Continental website nearly 2 years ago, is extremely buggy. It also stripped out functionality that used to work. For example while the award calendar has an option to only show nonstop saver award dates, it doesn’t actually work. That critical functionality worked perfectly on the old site, but on the new site you need to manually check each date to see if the nonstop flight has saver award space. Talk about 1 step forward and 2 steps back! … [Read more...] about Advanced Level Mileage Post: All About Expert Mode, How To “Hack” United’s Award Bug, And Get The Space You Were Promised
Notice how I was charged the full 60,000 miles, the business class rate. However my fare class is Economy. The letter code for a coach saver award is either X or XN. X refers to saver coach award space for general members. XN is expanded saver coach award space for logged-in elites and people who have the Chase United Explorer credit card. (That’s an incredibly valuable benefit of having the card, especially for a Plan B award as you’ll have expanded coach, business, and first class saver award space as well. The card also gets you free baggage, priority boarding, and it might just be the only credit card in the world that gives free primary car rental insurance in every country in the world-even in your home country and Israel. Almost every other card only gives weak secondary coverage in your home country). … [Read more...] about United Plan B: Pretty Much The Most Awesome, Underutilized, And Underappreciated Thing Ever.