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Less award miles on UR vs. UA site
Is this correct? UA site states 25K miles for one-way, same flight on UR site shows same flight avail for 15,120K. I always thought transferring UR points to partners was a better option rather than booking directly on the UR site.
Am I missing something?
You’re not missing anything. There are just two different things going on:
On the UA site, prices in miles means you’re making an award ticket booking. These tickets do not earn any UA PQM/PQD/PQSs
On the UR site, price with points means you’re paying for a ticket with points instead of cash. The ticket will still earn the usual UA PQM/PQD/PQS, assuming it’s not a basic economy ticket.
Transferring to partners isn’t always the better option – it always depends on what you’re trying to book.