Do United miles transfer to another airline?

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  1. kadence

    kadence Silver Member

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    I'm trying to book a trip for my niece and her husband from PIT to TUS in July and since their days are not flexible there is nothing much to pick from on united.

    Any suggestions for 7/21-7/29 ? Thanks in advance
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    You should be able to use UA miles to book an award ticket on US flights, either codeshare or not since both UA and US are (currently) in the same alliance. There's no need to transfer the miles, which frequently carries a fee of more than the miles are worth.
     
  3. kadence

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    Thanks. I did some research too and b/c we are tied to those dates there are no return flights for a saver award (12,500) miles. I think they will do one way via United w a saver award and pay $219 for the one way home on American
     
  4. kadence

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    Can I use miles to "buy" a ticket for someone or do the miles have to be transferred to someone and they do their own booking?
     
  5. LizzyDragon84
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    You can book an award for someone else.
     
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  6. kadence

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    Thanks... i guess it's no different than buying awards for my kids... I'm just doing it from my mother's account for someone else...
     
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  7. Wandering Aramean
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    For the outbound I see seats available on:
    UA 558 PIT LAX 7/21/2012 7:31 PM 7/21/2012 9:37 PM 320
    UA 6445 LAX TUS 7/21/2012 10:26 PM 7/21/2012 11:53 PM CR7
    The return date I only see business class award seats.
     
  8. kadence

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    Thanks....I actually used your new tool and found the same inbound flight! I don't remember what we picked for the outbound but we found something.
     
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  9. kadence

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    Thanks for all the tips you gave us this weekend. I assume you're a programmer by day?
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    Nope...just a hobby. :oops:
     

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