When Singapore first launched suites you couldn’t use saver miles for them, but when they started releasing suites for saver awards in December 2012 I redeemed Singapore miles and hopped on a plane with Mimi to fly to Paris on Singapore’s JFK to Frankfurt A380 flight: … [Read more...] about You Can Currently Redeem United Or Star Alliance Miles For Singapore Suites On Select Routes
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You can book a stopover award here, just click multi-city. I generally search for 3 one-way awards and when I find saver award space for those 3 legs I’ll then use the multi-city option to book it. If you initially search via multi-city it often gives errors and shows fewer options that when you search for one-way awards. … [Read more...] about United *Enhancing* Award Booking Fees And Rules; 14 Examples Of United Stopover Awards You’ll No Longer Be Able To Book In 2 Months
Central America: Panama to Liberia, Costa Rica on COPA will drop from 12.5K to 8K miles. Northern South America: Quito to Bogota on Avianca will drop from 12.5K to 8K miles. Southern South America: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls/IGU on Avianca will drop from 12.5K to 8K miles. Europe: Zurich to Venice on Swiss will drop from 15K to 8K miles. Middle East: Cairo to Amman on EgyptAir will drop from 17.5K to 8K miles. North Asia: Seoul to Beijing on Asiana will drop from 15K to 8K miles. Central Asia: Bangalore, India to the Maldives on Air India will drop from 17.5K to 8K miles. South Asia: Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore on Singapore will drop from 17.5K to 8K miles. Southern Africa: Johannesburg to Cape Town on South African will drop from 17.5K to 8K miles. Australia/New Zealand: Auckland to Queenstown, New Zealand on Air New Zealand will drop from 17.5K to 8K miles. Note that while coach prices have dropped, business/first prices are still the … [Read more...] about United’s New 8K Short-Haul Partner Mileage Awards Are Now Bookable!
With United there is a saver award for 32.5K. Those come and go, but the standard awards on United are just 50K-60K on this route. That’s significantly less than other airlines. Best of all, cardholders can book a standard award even if it’s the last coach or business seat on the plane: … [Read more...] about Ends Today! A Limited Time Offer On My Favorite Airline Mileage Card; How To Take Advantage Of United’s Most Generous Awards
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.
A $1,471 tax payment will cost $28.98, but you will earn 7,500 points. If you value your Chase points at about 1.9 cents each, that a value of $142.50 worth of points. If you or someone in your household has a Sapphire Preferred/Reserve or Ink Bold/Plus/Preferred you can transfer those points into airline miles or hotel points. If you have a Sapphire Reserve you can also redeem those points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. … [Read more...] about Is It Worth Paying Your Taxes On A Credit Card To Earn Miles? Is The SPG AMEX The Card To Use For 2018?