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United’s big mileage devaluation was supposed to go into effect today, February 1, 2014, but according to United they are pushing that date back to a weekday to “better serve customers” (ha).
Per this Flyertalk post:
The new Saver and Standard Award mileage requirements will become effective on Feb 3. We have moved implementation to a weekday, to better ensure we are able to serve our customers, particularly those who call our contact centers for assistance.
Booking an award where the mileage amount should have been reduced on February 1? If you book one of these awards on February 1 or 2, we will honor the reduced mileage amount. Although initial ticketing will be at the current, higher level, we will retroactively re-price your award to the lower mileage amount within 10 business days.
I’ll provide another update confirming the new mileage requirements have become effective, on February 3.
So if you’re a procrastinator like me, you’ve still got time to burn those United miles (especially on partners), before the new rates potentially double the amount of miles you need for awards.
For more information on the devaluation, check out these posts:
Get Your Tickets Now! Last Day Before the United Devaluation – And Everything You Need To Know Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Top 12 Awards to Book Before the United Devaluation
United’s Newest Customer Unfriendly Campaign: Increase the Cost of Award Tickets
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.