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United’s booking site currently is booking awards to/from some Asian cities for only 4 or 8 miles total. I was able to book a one-way standard award for 4 miles at 130pm EST so this is still active. I was having a hard time with US to HKG awards and China awards as well, but play around with it to see if you can get the system to price your award out for only 4 miles. TPG intern Ryan was also able to book an award from New York to Hong Kong in First Class for 4 miles plus $43.00.

I see very little downside to getting a couple booked- in the worst case they will be cancelled and your measly miles refunded.  As with all amazing deals- they won’t last long, so book now and ask questions later!

Hong Kong-New York for only 4 miles

New York-Hong Kong R/T for 4 miles and $43

(Hat Tip-View from the Wing)

Updated 3:45pm EST It seems that United has taken away the ability to book awards to Hong Kong, and this deal is now dead. 

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With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.

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  • 3X points for flights booked directly with airlines. 2X points at US restaurants, US gas stations, and US supermarkets. 1X points on other purchases. Terms and limitations apply.
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  • There is a $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $195.
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