Reminder: Continental Now Allows One Way Awards

by on July 5, 2011 · 9 comments

in Continental, United

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Just a friendly reminder that as of June 15, 2011 – you can now book one way awards at If you have United miles, I recommend transferring them to Continental and booking awards there, since their search engine is much smarter than and shows a good amount of Star Alliance partners.

Sample Lufthansa One Way Award Found at

Continental also updated their award chart – most notably bringing down North America to Europe business class awards from 105,000 to 100,000 and increasing North America to Europe coach awards from 55,000 to 60,000.

Overall, I think these were positive changes to the program, but that’s because I never book coach awards and I love the flexibility of one-way awards.

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  • MJLouise

    Is it possible to book a stopover North America – FRA (stopover) – India, on a one-way? (using LH miles)?

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately not- Stopovers are only allowed on roundtrip awards

  • Michael


    Notice that there is an Air NewZealand flight LAX-LHR on September 28 that fits into my schedule for 50K miles. Only a $2.50 fee. 1) Do you know how much it costs to cancel and have the miles redeposited into my account if my schedule changes? 2) Would you jump on this flight? 3) Have you flown Air New Zealand in business? Is there a link you can point me too? Thanks!

  • Pete

    Curious, as to why you never book coach with miles? I usually have enough miles to either book business or coach and to Europe almost always choose coach, as I don’t think the flights are that long. FYI, I live in NYC.

  • David

    Stoked about the one-way awards on Continental, but bummed on the Coach class 5k mileage jump, as if 55k was even a good deal before… :/
    40k off peak on AA F T W!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m 6’7″ so riding in coach longhaul takes a major toll on my body and I can’t sleep sitting upright. I also create more than the amount of miles I can use, so for me redeeming for business/first makes the most sense. Plus, as a deal seeker I love using 50% more miles to get a ticket that costs 5-15x more!

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t flown ANZ I know people who have and they generally have good things to say. Check out,+Including+the+SkyCouch!

  • Jonathan

    Anyone know if you can book one way tickets with Lufthansa Miles and More points on a Continental or United flight? I have 18,000 miles that will be expiring soon on Lufthansa and wanted to get a one way domestic US flight at 15,000 miles if I could.
    Per Lufthansa website ( it only shows one way flight awards are only offered on flights with the following airlines: Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines Group, Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair and SWISS. Didn’t know if just their website was out of date with the recent change.

  • Pete

    Being 6’7″ definitely is a valid point, but I think you may have sold me on using 50% more miles to get a ticket costing 5 to 15x more. Changed my thinking on that one.

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