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Looking into visiting Kauai and Maui in summer 2016 using United miles. If UA opens award travel 338 days out, do I have to try to book my outbound on one day (day 338) and my return on another day (338 â€“ 10 or -14 days) depending on how long I want to stay?
Also, do you suggest trying to book award travel by contacting an actual live person or trying to do it on the UA website (yuck)?
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@ Joe — If you do want to book right as the schedule opens then you’ll have to book your outbound 10-14 days before your return. That being said, you might still have luck booking when the return schedule opens. But if your dates are set I’d absolutely ticket the outbound when that schedule opens and the return when that schedule opens. I’d book online, since an agent won’t be able to add any value and would charge fees.