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UA Dynamic Partner Award’s Announced

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UA Dynamic Partner Award’s Announced

United this morning quietly changed their websites and award FAQ. Partner awards charts will move to dynamic pricing on November 15 as well.

This was a suspected move when UA announced a change to their own chart, but at that time they stated partner charts would not be affected. Turns out this isn’t the case.

Chase UR will be seeing a devaluation in my book. UA was the only worthwhile program chase had for int’l long haul and now that partner bookings will reflect the crazy prices of Delta some day soon. Some trial bookings I did to Cairo have already increased 10K miles and they changes haven’t even hit yet.

https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/mileageplus/awards/award-travel-updates.html

If you go to the last FAQ. It’s contained in there.




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They will not stop until everything is 1cpp. Maybe this will encourage chase to do more bonus transfers. lol

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It definitely shrinks the set of situations where URs can beat MRs.

CSR, CFU, BBP, CF, Discover, Costco, ED, Arrival, Schwab Platinum, IHG49, Hyatt75, Brilliant, Delta Platinum, Savor, BCP, Double Cash
May add 100k Platinum for a year then PC to Gold. May add BofA Premium. May add Virgin Atlantic. Likely to downgrade Savor, CSR, BCP.
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As much as I don't want it to be true...I believe that it won't be long for American does something similar.  

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At then of the day Amex MR is king.....Classic story of the Tortoise and the Hare.......

 

Rakuten is better than Chase's portal, so kudos to Amex for that coup and MR being able to be used w/ Rocketmiles is also a nice addition.

 

All these MR changes makes transfer bonus offers  much more valuable.

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@Loquat wrote:

As much as I don't want it to be true...I believe that it won't be long for American does something similar.  


I don't know exactly what has been confirmed, but there was a lot of chatter a few months ago (April-June) about AA going dynamic.

CSR, CFU, BBP, CF, Discover, Costco, ED, Arrival, Schwab Platinum, IHG49, Hyatt75, Brilliant, Delta Platinum, Savor, BCP, Double Cash
May add 100k Platinum for a year then PC to Gold. May add BofA Premium. May add Virgin Atlantic. Likely to downgrade Savor, CSR, BCP.
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I don't know know enough about Star Alliance (I'm a closet Delta fan but don't tell anybody), but is using a tranfer of URs to KrisFlyer miles with Singapore for United and other partners not still a decent option?  Last I knew they were still using an award chart:

https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ppsclub_krisflyer/charts/Star%20Alliance_Round-trip%20Award_A...


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@wasCB14 wrote:

It definitely shrinks the set of situations where URs can beat MRs.


I don't actually see it that way, the airline industry point devaluation is happening everywhere, this makes two things more attractive for many, if not most, people:

 

1. transfer bonuses

2. an excellent fixed value .... like 1.5-1.6cpp of UR.

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@FortifiedHM wrote:

@wasCB14 wrote:

It definitely shrinks the set of situations where URs can beat MRs.


I don't actually see it that way, the airline industry point devaluation is happening everywhere, this makes two things more attractive for many, if not most, people:

 

1. transfer bonuses

2. an excellent fixed value .... like 1.5-1.6cpp of UR.


Amex does far more transfer bonuses.

Schwab Platinum gives me a 1.25 cpp floor in the form of cash deposits at Schwab. Not amazing in itself, but a lot of my spend goes on BBP where I earn 2x MRs. So for fixed value, I'll take that over 1.5 cpp on 1.5x with CFU/CSR.

 

I do have more off-category spend than many others do.

CSR, CFU, BBP, CF, Discover, Costco, ED, Arrival, Schwab Platinum, IHG49, Hyatt75, Brilliant, Delta Platinum, Savor, BCP, Double Cash
May add 100k Platinum for a year then PC to Gold. May add BofA Premium. May add Virgin Atlantic. Likely to downgrade Savor, CSR, BCP.
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@wasCB14 wrote:

@FortifiedHM wrote:

@wasCB14 wrote:

It definitely shrinks the set of situations where URs can beat MRs.


I don't actually see it that way, the airline industry point devaluation is happening everywhere, this makes two things more attractive for many, if not most, people:

 

1. transfer bonuses

2. an excellent fixed value .... like 1.5-1.6cpp of UR.


Amex does far more transfer bonuses.

Schwab Platinum gives me a 1.25 cpp floor in the form of cash deposits at Schwab. Not amazing in itself, but a lot of my spend goes on BBP where I earn 2x MRs. So for fixed value, I'll take that over 1.5 cpp on 1.5x with CFU/CSR.

 

I do have more off-category spend than many others do.


Here is the hope Chase does more bonus transfer too, Smiley Very Happy.

BBP is a gem, I run business spending through it as much as I can. I do separate business and personal spending clearly, so I am not running everything through it. Plus lot of my personal spending does not accept amex, aye.

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