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Old 02-11-2019, 09:04 PM
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Sitting in airport right now bored so thought I would check this out.
from Pittsburgh, PA to Rome one way, one passenger.

$3200 was cheapest flight
30000 miles + $80 Yes I’m shocked, cost me that much to go to Vegas. They have many flights to Europe at 30000.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by WhiteRocket View Post
Sitting in airport right now bored so thought I would check this out.
from Pittsburgh, PA to Rome one way, one passenger.

$3200 was cheapest flight
30000 miles + $80 Yes Iím shocked, cost me that much to go to Vegas. They have many flights to Europe at 30000.

united.com
yeah... in some instances... transfer makes sense when it's that wide of a spread between retail and "miles"...

we used to find flights to hawaii from chicago for 25k miles round trip.
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Originally Posted by 00C Just for Fun View Post
I agree with other posts that 12,000 FF points might be enough to get a one-way domestic ticket on a lucky day.

The other way to look at this is with some common sense. How expensive (profitable for United) were the ONE-WAY tickets, that would return enough FF points to earn free ROUND trip tickets to Europe?

If that deal existed, United would go bankrupt quick. Was the one-way was around the world?

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The tickets were approx. $13,000 for the pair. Minga!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikeceli View Post
I recently purchased 2 very expensive one-way tickets, on United Airlines, for two family members. This purchase "earned" approx. 12,000 (Twelve thousand) frequent flyer (or whatever they call it) miles, per ticket. United tells me the miles are in the name of the passengers ticketed, NOT me, who paid for the tickets, on my credit card. United say for approx. $400, per ticket, I can transfer each of the 12,000 miles, to my and my wife's name. This would basically earn us each a trip to Europe.

Is it worth the $400? We would like to fly to Europe (Italy) soon. I haven't flown in 15 years and don't know about this stuff. Thanks.
30k miles is the one way saver award from NA to Europe, so 24k miles won't even get one of you one way

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