United Airlines



General Rules

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  • Can you do a stopover on a one-way ticket? No
  • Can you do a stopover on a roundtrip ticket? Yes
  • Is a stopover allowed anywhere en route? Yes
  • Is an open-jaw routing allowed? Yes
  • Is a double open-jaw routing allowed? Yes
  • Is a one-way award allowed? Yes
  • Is a stopover and open-jaw allowed? Yes
  • What is the maximum segments on a round-trip ticket? 9 successfully booked
  • Can flights be changed after start of itinerary? Yes
  • Are fuel surcharges imposed? No
  • Award holds? Generally no, but there is a 24 hour hold if paying by Paypal. Maximum hold 24 hrs and must include at least one partner airline.
  • Is there a phone booking fee? $25 per passenger

Routing Rules

No MPM (Maximum Permitted Mileage) rule.

  • Is a US to Asia via Europe routing allowed? Yes, but limited to 3 connections each way.
  • Is a US to India via Europe or other Asian regions routing allowed? Yes
  • Is a US to Australia via Asia routing allowed? Yes
  • Is a Domestic stopover on international awards allowed? Yes

Pros and Cons


  • No surcharges on any flights
  • Very generous routing rules
  • Excellent website to search award space
  • No fees on date changes
  • Ability to stop anywhere and build in an additional leg after a round-trip (Example: IAD-LHR-IAD (stop) – SFO


  • Brussels Airlines and LOT not searchable on website
  • Very high cancellation fee.

Phone Number

1800-864-8331 (Hours: 24/7)

Transfer Partners


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