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NOLATiger86
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How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?



Started this United Mileage Plus program a few months back and was just curious. I am sure it is some ridiculous amount. TIA






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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


Depends on what day of the week. I know the American minimum is 12500 for one way. Certain days it's 25000 one way.





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Golfer
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


usually 25000 at minimum for an off-peak domestic coach ticket.





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lsu223
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


You can usually find a round trip domestic ticket on American for 25,000. International tickets are generally 40,000-60,000 depending on the day.





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SCUBABlake
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


You can get international tickets for 25k on AA if you know how to look.





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lsu223
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You can get international tickets for 25k on AA if you know how to look.


How can you do this? The cheapest I have ever seen is 20,000 for a one way international ticket on their rewards chart.






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SCUBABlake
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


Book separately. Check Tuesday flights. Any time I go to Coz on a dive trip, I book on a Tuesday not during peak season and it isn't 17.5 Always 12.5. Then just stay the extra day that you're wanting to stay anyway and get the 12.5 back.

Book them as one way flights... Or pay one way. Sometimes you can make this work to your favor.






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lsu223
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


Thanks, I have a lot of miles saved up that I wouldn't mind stretching out for a few flights.





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SCUBABlake
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


Try to book out of airports other than DFW.... DFW is my home airport, and AA's hub, which you think would be cheaper. Not so much. I've taken drives a few times if need be.





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coachLSU
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


quote:

miles


Bring this to the rant






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Will Cover
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


I can't speak for United, but Southwest:

quote:

Fly just eight (8) roundtrips in 24 consecutive months and we'll give you a roundtrip Award valid to any of more than 64 destinations Southwest serves. Rapid Rewards — where you fly free faster.


I've flown 21 times in the past 90 days ...




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bamabengal
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re: How many reward miles does it take to get a free flight?


a level of over 9000





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