I realized that United no longer publishes an award chart, and the one I had on my “Complete List of Airline Award Charts” is outdated, so I decided to make one of my own (and update the list of charts as well).
This post has the United Miles Star Alliance Award Chart, and also a United Miles Award Chart just for United flights.
I also made a world map of Star Alliance prices with United miles, or as I call it, a “United Miles Award Map”.
And then I discuss the intra-region short range discounts.
United Miles Star Alliance Award Chart
All miles prices are oneways and by the thousand.
(Add 5,000 miles each way to Alaska).
Every single region has a discounted mileage flight for flights under 800 flown miles.
Globally, all intra-region flights, except three, charge 8,000 miles if they are under 800 flown miles.
The three exceptions are: 1) All flights within Hawaii are already 7,000, and 2) flights within Japan are only 5,000 miles if they are under 800 miles.
3) It also states that flights within the US are discounted to 10,000 miles for flights under 800 miles. However, as I’ve written, there are many flights in the US already 5,000 miles with their new pricing.
United Miles Star Alliance Award Maps
United Miles Economy Award Map
United Miles Business Class Award Map
United Miles First Class Award Map
United MileagePlus United Airlines Award Chart
Since it’s wordy, let me clarify, this award chart is just for United miles on United Airlines flights.
It is nearly identical to the first chart now, but business class is consistently 10,000 miles more.
I thought the Star Alliance Award Chart is more important than ever for two reasons.
1) if United does fully switch over to a dynamic pricing system on United flights and not Star Alliance partner flights, it could make partner awards more valuable.
2) I was needing it when looking for sweet spots for my recent Guide to United Stopover Tricks. I’m not only looking for good values for free flights but looking for cheap business class segments to add before my free segment so the free segment can also be in business.
Again, I’ve added these award charts to the Complete List Of Airline Award Charts, which I think is a better resource for bookmarking.
Hope others find this useful!