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Use miles for flights, upgrades and more

Use miles for flights, upgrades and more

The MileagePlus program offers a wide variety of options for booking air travel, upgrading to a premium cabin and adding miles to your account. You can even use your miles to fly or upgrade with Star AllianceTM and other airline partners.

Use miles for flights

Use miles for flights

MileagePlus Saver and Standard Awards
Choose the award type that best fits your travel plans.

Star Alliance air travel awards
Find more award travel possibilities with the Star Alliance network.

Air travel awards on other airline partners
Expand your options by booking award travel on other airline partners.

Premier award travel benefits
Learn more about the benefits Premier® members receive when using miles for travel.

Award ticketing options and service fees
View information on award ticket options and service charges.

Award charts
Use our interactive chart to help plan your award travel.

Options for booking award travel

Booking award travel

Book award travel online
Start your award search online.

Book award travel by phone
Contact MileagePlus or your local United Customer Contact Center to book your award travel by phone. A booking fee may apply. To avoid paying this fee, book your reservations through united.com.

Monthly featured Saver Awards
See Saver Award routes that may have extra availability.

Use miles for upgrades

Use miles for upgrade awards

MileagePlus Upgrade Awards
Find out how to upgrade to a premium cabin on United- and Copa-operated flights.

Star Alliance Upgrade Awards
Learn more about upgrading your seating on Star Alliance carriers.

Upgrades overview
Explore the many ways MileagePlus members can use miles for an upgrade.

Options for buying award miles and more

Buy award miles

Buy, transfer or donate miles
Add miles to your account, or give miles to a friend, family member or charity.

Book and buy miles
Learn more about the option to buy award miles when booking award travel.

United ClubSM and airport lounges
Find out more about our United Club locations and other lounges.

Award ticketing options and service fees
View information on award ticket options and service charges.