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UA miles without Chase?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by johng, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. johng

    johng New Member

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    Does anyone have any thoughts on how to generate UA miles via spend in a reasonable way without access to Chase? Chase seems to hate me, and I am over on 5/24 anyway.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. MidSouth Skier

    MidSouth Skier Well-Known Member

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    Frequent Miler's resource Transfer Partner Master List indicates you can transfer from SPG. I know that before the merger transferring SPG to UA did not have a favorable transfer rate but it's something to look at now that not only does it transfer at the standard Marriott-to-Airline rate of 3:1, you get a 10% bonus when doing that so it's like a 3:1.1 transfer.
     
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  3. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    Or you could purchase United miles straight from them...
     
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  4. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Marriott, or use a cash-back card and just buy them.

    Though I would ask, why are you committed to United miles? If you aren't leveraging Chase cards to earn them, there are other programs with more lucrative award charts.
     
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  5. johng

    johng New Member

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    Thanks. Part of the reason I’m committed to them is due to work, we are 90% UA for international trips, and 50/50 between UA and Delta for domestic. I used to be an US Airways guy, but I swore AA off in 2017 when every flight I took them had issues. For my personal travel I’m a free agent for the most part, but still avoid AA.
    I only do international travel a couple of times a year, but it’s always in biz due to distances and every time it’s been either UA or LH on UA stock. I am more than willing to think about crediting to a different star alliance FF program if there are thoughts.
     
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