Newbie question on *A awards

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  1. mdtravel

    mdtravel Silver Member

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    I'm a long-time frequent traveler, but I have limited experience making *A award redemptions. My only experience is using US miles to redeem on LH for business from CLT to MUC.

    My home airport is CLT fwiw.

    I have a ton of US miles (million-ish), a ton of Membership Rewards points (million+-ish), and lot of Ultimate Rewards points (700k or so). I had been wanting to save the UR's for Hyatt redemptions, not airline.

    I was going to try to make some award reservations for two (dad and I) for travel from CLT to MUC, or CLT - MUC - BRU...in business. US is blocking LH business redemptions or vice versa...either way, I'm of the impression that redeeming US miles for business award travel on LH yet in 2013 is a no-go, even if KVS shows availability.

    So I'm a newbie.

    Given the above and my desire to get two business class tickets to/from Brussels with one connection...what are my options? Is US blocking all *A redemptions (Brussels Air for example) or just LH?

    If I were to use my stash of MR points, where would it be best to transfer to for redemption on what airline?
     
  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Can't you use United/ANA search tool, piece together a flight plan then call US and fees them flight info & dates?

    I thought you can...
     
  3. mdtravel

    mdtravel Silver Member

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    Believe US is well known to be not booking LH business awards.
     
  4. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    The why not do CLT-ORD-BRU On UA Metal?

    UA BF > LH old J anyways.
     
  5. mdtravel

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    Is US blocking BRU or UA, or just LH?
     

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