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Best way to Croatia in May?
My wife and I are considering a trip to Croatia this May, and we’re hoping it’s a chance to finally use up some of the miles and points that have accumulated while work and life have made travel impossible.
Our assets: 273K MileagePlus in one account, 32K in another, and 472K Ultimate Rewards points.
The target: A two-week trip flying from SFO to Split or Dubrovnik, then returning from Venice to SFO. Business or First class. Minimizing travel time, so no gratuitous trips via Hong Kong to enjoy extra glasses of champagne.
A search via United’s website seems to indicate that we are stuck flying United for our transatlantic legs and paying for full standard awards (150K per person one way, or 600K total). I’m thinking (well, hoping) that there has to be a better way than this. Does anyone have advice?
balkanzied, have you tried searching segment by segment?
@balkanized – keep in mind that UA charges more miles to fly partner airlines on the over-water legs than they do on their own metal. The “good” news is that at least they don’t pass on fuel surcharges from their partners.