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Planning cruise multi city ports
We are cruising in April 2017. And need air from SFO to Singapore; Abu Dhabi to SFO. Is it best to book one ways or multi city? We hope to use miles, though we have most miles on United and haven’t even looked into whether United or Star Alliance airlines fly to or from those destinations.
We’ve heard flights don’t open up until 11 months before departure. How do we best book these flights?
I would book separately as two one way awards. You might be able to book economy awards on SQ using United miles (SQ doesnt generally release premium cabin awards to partners). You could also try searching for space using UA miles but to fly ANA via Japan.
For the return, you can book an award using UA miles for travel on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul or Air India via Delhi.
You could also get credit cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred and Citi ThankYou Premier/Prestige cards and transfer the points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and book a premium cabin award.
[USER=1361]@vina840[/USER] – if you’re looking for a stop-over on the way to or from your cruise, check out Scott’s post on UA routing rules: [URL]http://www.travelcodex.com/2015/06/award-routing-rules-on-united-airlines/[/URL]