Back in November United announced a huge award chart devaluation, which was supposed to kick in for bookings made on or after February 1, 2014. As a result there was a frenzy of people trying to lock in MileagePlus awards the past couple of days.
Anyway, United has slightly postponed this devaluation, as it will now kick in for bookings made on/after February 3, 2014. This is reflected on their award chart.
I can’t say I’m surprised. At the end of the day it seems easier for them to have a bit of a grace period than to deal with people that made mileage transfers that didn’t post in time, tickets that didn’t issue, etc. And for that matter I’d be kinda surprised if their IT is actually ready to go for the new award chart, given how complex it is. I think that’s probably the more likely explanation.
So it’s not too late, keep burning those MileagePlus miles!
Has anyone not burned all their United miles yet?