A few days back I wrote an overview of the much anticipated MileagePlus devaluation and how it’s not a terrible devaluation at all…barring any further announcements, of course. On this post I’ll highlight what these changes mean for Saver Award travel to and from mainland US.
Here’s a list of the changes on Saver Award travel touching mainland US (all changes in Premium Cabin) on United metal:
Europe 57,5 –> 60 Middle East 70 –> 75 Southern S. America 55 –> 60 C. Asia 70 –> 75 S. Asia 70 –> 75 Japan 65 –> 70 Oceania 65 –> 70 Australia/New Zealand 70 –> 80
*Premium Transcontinental service (between EWR and SFO, EWR and LAX, BOS and SFO) and Hawaii premium service NOT originated on west coast hubs will increase by 10k miles.
Here’s a list of the changes on Saver Award travel touching mainland US (all changes in Premium Cabin) on United partners:
Middle East 80 –> 85 C. Asia 80 –> 85 S. Asia 80 –> 90 Japan 75 –> 80 Oceania 75 –> 80 Australia/New Zealand 80 –> 90
Fortunately there are no economy changes made to any flights that include mainland US. If you have plans of flying between the US and one of these regions then surely book before November 1st to save some miles. That being said, I wouldn’t book something I wasn’t planning since the difference is not substantial enough to warrant that. I’ll post about other changes in the coming days.