Award Travel Updates

Introducing a broader range of award prices

As of November 15, 2019, we’re no longer publishing an award chart listing the set amount of miles needed for each flight.

The details:

  • Some award prices will be lower than what was published in our chart.
  • Other award prices may be higher than they were previously, especially if you’re traveling at a popular time.
  • We’ve removed close-in fees, so you won’t be charged the extra fee of up to $75 for booking last-minute award travel.
  • You’ll find the exact amount of miles needed for your trip at booking. If your dates are flexible, an award travel calendar is available on or in our app.

Frequently asked questions

About United MileagePlus®: The world’s most rewarding loyalty program

  • Last year, members took the most award flights in the history of the program.
  • Between United and Star AllianceTM award flights, we offer award travel to more destinations than any other U.S. airline — more than 1,300 destinations in over 190 countries.
  • MileagePlus offers more ways to use miles than any U.S. airline.
  • Besides air travel, there are also opportunities to use miles for experiences or everyday items like eGift cards, starting as low as 1,000 miles.
  • Readers of Global Traveler have selected MileagePlus as the Best Overall Frequent Flyer Program for 15 years.