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UA-FF Miles About To Expire, Where To Use Them?  
User currently offline777Lovr80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 11 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5249 times:


I have 36000, miles left with the star (UA). Not even close to the hundreds of thousands I use to have. I haven’t earned any additional miles in almost 3 years, this due in part to my past (US) and present flight benefits with WN. I have just been able to use them when I get stranded somewhere or for a nice upgrade/ vacation here and there. What’s left, expires 12/31/09. I only have two days off this upcoming week, and want to use them!!

I figured I could let everyone input suggestions of where to go; I would be down just to fly on a cool route, a big plane, or make multiple connections. I live in LAS... let the fun begin.


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User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5238 times:

You could always buy some miles to keep them open.

I had 60,000 about to expire so I just purchased 1000 miles to keep my account active.

You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlinePlaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5233 times:

Or you could donate them to one of the charity partners. Or use them for non-travel awards.

If you are set on flying somewhere the domestic 777 flights are decent - and nice to get a widebody on a domestic flight in the US.

I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5214 times:

Keep in mind that the miles expire at the end of the month, not that you need to travel by then. You can redeem the miles for any bookable travel date, so if you wanted to go somewhere next year, you could. Caribbean is 35k miles (I think) which could work out, especially with CO and US having quite a few flights down there.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29179 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5201 times:

Something simple -

Get yourself your favorite magazine or newspaper subscription.

Or make a Xmas purchase from an online partner

or even grocery shopping at partner stores

From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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