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If you’re thinking about a winter getaway for next year (or even if you’re not), now is the time to book United award seats. View from the Wing just reported that United has opened the flood gates for Polaris award seats next March. This seems to cover many international routes including some of United’s newest routes to Australia and New Zealand (I reported on that news here).
Wide-open United Polaris award availability from March ~14-19, 2024. Pretty much all routes!
Fly San Fran to Cape Town, NYC to Tahiti, or Houston to Sydney!
Katie and I just booked United Polaris from DXB-EWR, to position for our NYC-DPS ANA $515 r/t biz class return flight 😁 pic.twitter.com/6qXEExbgqt
— JT Genter (@JTGenter) April 20, 2023
This was first highlighted on Twitter by Award Waller editor-in-chief, JT Genter.
I checked many routes and found availability for the following destinations:
- Auckland, NZ (AKL): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO)
- Melbourne, AU (MEL): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO) and Los Angeles (LAX)
- Sydney, AU (SYD): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), and Houston (IAH)
- Seoul, KR (ICN): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO)
- Papeete, PF (PPT): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO)
- London, UK (LHR): United flights are available from San Francisco (SFO), Newark (EWR), Denver (DEN), Washington DC (IAD), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH), and Boston (BOS)
- Rome, IT (FCO): United flights are available from Newark (EWR)
- Dubai, AE (DXB): United flights are available from Newark (EWR)
There are tons more. If you don’t select a nonstop flight from one of United’s hubs, you’ll likely be in Economy for the domestic connection.
Anthony’s Take: I’m not sure why the flood gates opened, but book now and figure it out later. There are no fees to cancel and redeposit, so there is no risk here. Happy booking!
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