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Is free one way on united awards dead?

Is free one way on united awards dead?

  1. Anonymous

    I tried to book free one-ways on with united miles but was told i have to price it as 2 tickets as system wun price it correctly.

    My itinerary is international star alliance partners n has 2 open jaws n 1 stopover (i.e the stopover is in origin – n hence the free one way.. but it failed).

  2. Anonymous

    It’s likely the open-jaws that are the issue. What’s your itinerary?

  3. Anonymous

    Re Tiffany:

    Itinerary (rejected by United) is SIN-BNE//SYD-SIN (stopover) -BKK(Transit)-HKG
    i.e. round trip of South Asia – Australia (Origin Destination OJs)

    with SIN-BNE the first leg,

    SYD-SIN (Stopover) +
    (Free One-way via 2nd open jaw of ending point within South Asia : HKG; Free one-way SIN-HKG)

    In the past, I tested the above on (Okies, I test SIN-BKK-SYD, SYD-BKK-SIN, SIN-BKK-HKG), it worked (all flights on TG; cant book SQ online. All BKK are transits).

    I called in with the United, as I decided to book the Australia legs with SQ. But I cannot add the free one-way to HKG.

    And interestingly, now that United just upgrade their website, the free one-way on via TG, hangs after the first leg (I.e. SIN-BKK-SYD ok, hangs before 2nd part (SYD-BKK-SIN-BKK-HKG can be loaded). With this system hang on, I wonder if it is a silent removal of free one-way.

    Did u manage to book any free one-ways after’s system upgrades?

  4. Anonymous

    Was an agent not able to price it either on the phone? The new interface is horrible in a lot of ways, but I haven’t noticed any changes to the routing “rules” as such.

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