Number of miles for free trip domestic?

Mar 9th, 2005, 08:30 PM
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Number of miles for free trip domestic?

United requires 25,000 frequent flyer miles for free domestic trip. I thought US Air only needed 20,000 for free trip. Is that during a restricted time period or they no longer offer that?
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Mar 9th, 2005, 08:40 PM
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The USAir 20,000 N. America standard award requires that you book online. Also, it requires a Saturday night stay.
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Mar 10th, 2005, 02:59 AM
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On USAirways website they list number of miles, and then will give you a calendar that lets you pick dates at that mileage level - and flights on that date.

I have found on AA, USAirways and Delta in past months that the options for flying on lowest FF mileage level are very slim. Even with a Sat. stay and date flexibility, I was unable to find a flight Savannah to Boston for 2 different time periods this winter/spring.

So what they list as lowest mileage needed and what is actually available may not always work for you.
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Mar 10th, 2005, 05:10 AM
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Thanks, very good point, Gail. It seems that with the airlines' situations, it is a lot harder to use miles to get free tickets.

Thanks to you both!
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Mar 10th, 2005, 05:18 AM
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Most airlines seem to be saying they have no flights for 25,000 miles but they do have flights for 50,000. With all the miles people are earning with credit cards, you can't even get an upgrade to Business Class. That's why so many people are no longer showing loyality to an airline and flying the cheapest carrier. Now US Air, United, Delta, American and Northworst are having financial problems. Hello, is anyone in the office?
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Mar 10th, 2005, 07:58 AM
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Wally,
That is a concern that the airlines may go under. That means we could finally earn enough for a free ticket and then the airline goes under. Do other airlines usually honor those free tickets or it depends?
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Mar 10th, 2005, 11:18 AM
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Many discussions here and on US board about fate of FF tickets if airline ceases to exist. No one knows, but I wouldn't count on it, even if using miles from one airline on a partner airline.
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