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United Airlines MileagePlus is one of the few programs allowing you to purchase miles to redeem on Star Alliance partner airlines like Singapore Airlines, ANA and Air New Zealand. This is especially useful for cheaper Business and First Class redemptions internationally, particularly in Asia and other select international routes.

MileagePlus often runs deals that enable you to purchase miles for cheaper or get a bonus on top. You can check the latest offers in our dedicated guide. This guide explains how to buy the miles and things to look out for with buying United MileagePlus miles.

We value MileagePlus miles at roughly 1.6 cents each. The purchase rate of 5.8 cents each is much higher, meaning this is generally not great value unless you are just a little short of your goal. However, these numbers improve when a bonus deal is offered.

Thai Airways is a Star Alliance carrier that consistently offers good Business Class availability between Australia and Bangkok. For example, you can redeem 55,000 MileagePlus miles (plus AU$87.18) for a one-way Business Class seat from Melbourne to Bangkok.

If you have American Express Membership Rewards points, you can transfer them to Marriott Bonvoy. From there, you can convert your points into MileagePlus miles at preferred rates. More info on that process is in our guide to transferring Marriott Bonvoy points. You can also credit Star Alliance flights to your MileagePlus account.

Purchasing United MileagePlus miles can be a good way to accumulate miles for cheap airline redemptions with Star Alliance partners. However, it generally only makes sense to do so when there is a decent buy miles offer and you have a particular redemption in mind.

There are four ways that come to mind:(1) Buy them now and more next year(2) Do a domestic or international paid flight to bump up the extra miles(3) Buy some other miles in another account and transfer to yours(4) Split your trip into multiple bookings and buy in another account to let that account book the ticket for you

Anyone (Keith) had experience flying with Infants (under 2) on First/Business Class via United United are quoting me 800 AUD return for my infant (almost a third of the money I spent buying miles). Does that seem right

I recently had an example where I booked 2 x economy tickets on Thai airways from BKK to Sydney because there was no Business or First class for the flight we needed to come home on. About 2 days before we took the flight (hanging out by the pool in Bangkok at this stage) I went online to find that first class availability had opened up. So I upgraded the ticket, paying with the extra miles I had in my account.

On your second question, I found the points to be there almost immediately. I think the two days is their safety net. It turns out that you can actually put the award booking on hold. Here is a link to check out: -united-award-tickets-on-hold/

United is back with a new sale to buy MileagePlus miles. Through March 19, 2023, MileagePlus members can buy United miles with up to a 50% discount or 100% bonus. At best, you'll effectively pay as little as 1.88 per mile. But is this worth it Let's take a look.

There are a lot of situations where the cost of buying a ticket could be far more expensive than buying miles with this bonus. This is especially true with one-way tickets that often cost more than half the round-trip price.

Additionally, don't forget that United is a 1:1 transfer partner for Chase Ultimate Rewards. This means that points earned on cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card can be converted to United miles if you need a top-up for a redemption.

Chase Sapphire Preferred CardApply NowChase Sapphire Preferred CardAnnual Fee$95Welcome BonusEarn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards.Show moreWhy We Like ItHighlightsEarning RatesOur #1 recom


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