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Trick to using UA miles for international bus/first class saver awards?

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I have been trying to use my UA miles to go to Australia from New York in either business or first class. I have tried to from JFK, EWR to either SYD or MEL. I have been looking at dates anytime between December 2015 and May 2016. We are very flexible with our dates but booking a saver award is next to impossible. I have been trying to book it as one-way as trying to do it as a round trip was getting me nowhere. While there are a few dates available to get to Australia, we cannot get home in business or first. I refuse to fly to/from Australia in economy (been there, done that 5 times. Never again). We can't do the standard award 175,000 miles each way. DH does not have enough miles to do that, and I don't have enough for both of us. The saver award is between 70,000 and 85,000 each way. Are there any tricks to getting a saver award? I am ready to give up as I feel like I'm wasting my time.

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