I admit to being a little confused as to how to use my USair and UA points to book a star alliance reward travel. My husband and I both have around: 30,000 UA 60,000 US air 44,000 Chase 42,000 SPG I would like to go from GJT to CPT, then JNB to GJT leaving the third week of Oct and returning around Nov 18. Dates are flexible, but it starts getting into summer if you get into Dec, too hot for me. I would like to use up USair, even buying what I need with the 100% bonus going on right now. Or also using UA. I am getting confused because USair needs to be booked round-trip, and so could I use UA and book one way? And how do I combine USair and UA miles? I would love to fly SA airlines business class from IAD or JFK. The first part of my trip can be booked from any big city, DEN, DFW, even IAD or JFK if necessary. Using the ANA website and the "cheater" website, I can get something going thru Europe, say Istanbul flying UA over and TA to JNB. But that adds a LOT of time to the trip. So the main question is how to combine miles and how do I book using those combined miles. If not, how to use the USair miles. This is my second reward booking, the first was to Kenya. Very straightforward using AA miles over and CO miles back. I was able to use CO/UA all the way to GJT. Thanks so much for the help, I think I am just in information overload right now and can't process any more.