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Coronavirus, United Miles and 2021 Travel
As this is a miles/travel site, I’d appreciate thoughts on about potential miles issues with booking January 2021 award tickets from US to Thailand, Cambodia, and Taiwan, given the coronavirus situation.
[*]We’d be using United Miles to fly on EVA & Thai.
[*]Traditional travel insurance does not cover cancellation due to pandemic.
[*]If we book and decide to cancel or change to a later date, due to coronavirus, do the current United rules apply (i.e. fee for cancellation and redeposit) or are there special hidden rules for pandemic, meaning we’re S.O.L. and lose 360,000 miles?
I know there are a lot of variables and the situation is very fluid at the moment, but I’d appreciate others’ thoughts or opinions whether the risk is just too high or we should go for it.
Your last option is incomplete. I can’t imagine a scenario where I wouldn’t pay the redeposit fee to save 360k miles. I would think of that as your travel insurance premium. You could also book with a credit card like the CSR that offers some protection on award tickets.