Hello - Have been searching the site but having problems finding an answer. Apologies if it's right in front of me. I would like to book Business or First on UA (or Star Alliance) from USA (SFO preferably) to Italy - any airport. Looking at Spring 2014 for travel. I'm finding the UA site very annoying functionally - some features don't seem to work - but maybe there is just no availability. I've always heard "look as far out as the site will let you" but that doesn't appear to be the rule now. Would love some pointers here. I have enough miles to buy a standard award, and at the rate I'm going, I'm considering just doing that, blowing all the miles I've got, and saying "Goodbye Star Alliance..." but before I do that I need to get smart on strategy. Thank you in advance.