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United Airlines Amex offer – short haul booking? Hotels?

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  • Skywalker

    Evening, I see this offer is ending in the next few days or so and I would like to book something short haul – but I haven’t been able to successfully get the machine to work well enough to display partner airlines.

    Has anyone had any success booking something with a destination other than the US?

    Alternatively, has anyone successfully managed to book a hotel and trigger this offer (subdomain hotels.united.com)?

    Thanks

    Blair Waldorf Salad

    United removed cash bookings for Star Alliance partner flights from its booking system (including its own phone agents) sometime during lockdown. Possibly because it was a revenue route leaking out of United for those holding United travel vouchers. You can still book partner award flights worldwide and pay the TFCs to United. If over £500 that might be a way to use the credit but you’d need significant amounts of United miles to begin with.

    Skywalker

    United removed cash bookings for Star Alliance partner flights from its booking system (including its own phone agents) sometime during lockdown. Possibly because it was a revenue route leaking out of United for those holding United travel vouchers.

    Got it thanks and that explains a lot!

    You can still book partner award flights worldwide and pay the TFCs to United. If over £500 that might be a way to use the credit but you’d need significant amounts of United miles to begin with.

    I’m not a collector of United (or other partner) miles – I was just hoping to use this offer on the off-chance there was something cheap and relatively local to do.

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