Continental Reduced Mileage Award (Lower 48) 10k 1Way

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  1. AMRivlin
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    I was under the impression on CO I could book a one way under 700 miles for 10,000 miles.

    SNA-SFO is 374 miles, but CO.com booking wizard shows 12,500 miles.
    How do I get the savings?
     
  2. rustyr
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    I thought the new levels announced put it at 12,5(at least UA metal)?
     
  3. AMRivlin
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    On June 15, 2011 UA awards under 700 miles in North America are 10,000 miles. I was under the impression this was the present case for all CO awards, or does that require CO metal?
     
  4. rustyr
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    Oh yeah-sorry about that. I tried 3 different dates this summer and like you, only able to get the 12,5K to show upon UA's site. On Co's I can't even book one-way award tkt. But just general member w/them. (1KUA). I was going to chalk it up to dotbomb issues/integration efforts or lack of. Actually present case for CO is 750 miles or less; they'll chop it down to 700 beginning 6-15. Perhaps a phone call call would get you the booking,explaining situation so as not to get hit w/phone fee.
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    CO doesn't offer one-way awards today. And if you are going for the discounted short-haul awards it must be on CO metal.

    The best you'll do on this award is the UA 12,500 miles by linking your accounts and moving the points to UA.
     
  6. AMRivlin
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    It was a roundtrip, but I just realized it was not on CO metal, so I am dinged the extra 2,500 per direction. Oh well, I'll fly JetBlue who is under $150 anyway.
     
  7. rustyr
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    I thought it was good on UA/UAX according to the charts, not just CO metal. Isn't that what Scott said?
     
  8. Cuse44
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    As of June 15 it is. Currently, CO offers these awards for 10k each way but it has to be CO Metal.
     
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    And CO doesn't fly their own metal between SNA and SFO.
     
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    UA used to be 7500 for 500 miles or less.
     
  11. ugh way to many rules to remember i cant wait till they just join everything together.
     
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    Good for me. SEA-SFO is 678 each way.
     
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    SNA-SFO is too cheap to use miles in any case.
     
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  14. rustyr
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    I guess since Scott told us about this via FT and here, announced via "sneak preview" it isn't official to the point of you can't book this in advance. At least right now. If they have printed up the charts, why the h--- can't they let us do bookings in advance? That's what bugs me.
     
  15. Cuse44
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    It's because the charts don't go into effect until June 15. So up until then, you use the old award pricing. And then after that day, you use the new award pricing. Overall, I commend CO/UA for announcing in advance the changes that are coming. They could have just changed the award pricing without telling us first like that Atlanta based carrier...
     
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    They have to announce changes in advance so they are. I guess they could let you pick which chart you want to book from but that adds a lot of complexity to the switchover.
     

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