United MileagePlus Awards Now Start at 5,000 Miles

United Airlines has made some changes to its award pricing. Previosuly the cheapest flight possible when booking with miles we 10,000 MileagePlus miles. But now we are seeing some short faul one way awards priced at just 5,000 MileagePlus miles. The new price shows mostly for fares that would otherwise cost between $50 and $60, givieng United miles a value of just about one cent each. But there could be some exceptions.

You can book routes such as Los Angeles (LAX) to Las Vegas (LAS) and Newark (EWR) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) for just 5,000 miles, as TPG reports. This look like another move towards dynamic prices with awards reflecting cash prices.

2 thoughts on “United MileagePlus Awards Now Start at 5,000 Miles

    • DDG – Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.
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