Two days ago I wrote a follow up on my “what’s a mile or point” worth post from about six months ago, and I talked about how United’s miles have increased in value. My reasoning was that United hasn’t been Starnet blocking for several months now, which is the practice of blocking partner award availability to (essentially) save money. Now, I’m positive it’s a coincidence, but as if somehow magic, United seems to be Starnet blocking again as of two days ago.
Actually, for me it has been among the worst I’ve seen in a while. I’ve been working mostly with Lufthansa first and business class awards, so can’t speak to other airlines, but it has been really, really bad for Lufthansa flights.
Here’s to hoping it’s not a permanent change at Mileage Plus. C’mon, Jeff, show us the “changes in the months ahead” that you think we’ll like!