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Award Redemption UR portal vs transfer to United

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by DavidC13, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. DavidC13

    DavidC13 Reader

    I am looking to book a flight to Europe using UR points. If I transfer to United it will 60,000pts + $140. Using the UR portal will be about 60,000pts. Is there a benefit using one over the other? At first glance it would make sense to save the $140, but wanted to ask if there's a drawback to using the UR portal. I tend to prefer to book directly with airline/hotel, etc.
  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    If I'm understanding correctly, booking through the UR portal would be treated as a cash ticket, so you'd earn miles back (from United). Transferring to United would be a mileage redemption, so you wouldn't earn miles for the flight.
  3. David C.

    David C. New Member

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    Thanks for the info.