WOW! United: Fly Business Class To Many Destinations Worldwide, Including Israel, Maldives, New Zealand, Thailand, And More For Just 60K Miles!

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United has business class awards with a connection to most cities worldwide on select dates for just 60K miles each way.

While saver awards normally cost up to 99K miles, these awards are actually United standard awards, combined with saver awards on a partner airline. Those should cost a lot more miles, but are pricing at 60K miles.

This seems to price out with airlines if there’s a segment on airlines like Avianca, Ethiopian, Singapore, Thai, or Turkish.

Most flights involve 1 or 2 connections. You can also book an Excursionist Perk stopover award for free when you book a round-trip award.

Availability may vary between the old and new United calendars. You can often trigger the old calendar by selecting nonstop or multi-city under advanced award search, though you will then need to remove the nonstop filter on the search results page to see connecting flights. Some months have no availability and others have plenty of availability, so just scroll through the calendar until you find 60K award space.

You can cancel award tickets for free 30+ days before your flight and get back all of your miles and taxes. As there are free date changes at any time before departure, that effectively means you can always cancel and get back your miles…

Here are some sample cities with 60K flights.

Tel Aviv, Israel:

Bangkok, Thailand:


For example you can fly from Newark to Bangkok via Vienna at this rate:


Milan, Italy:

Seoul, South Korea:

Auckland, New Zealand:


Bali, Indonesia:


Buenos Aires, Argentina:


Phuket, Thailand:


Hong Kong:

Amman, Jordan:


Athens, Greece:


Dubai, UAE:

Manila, Philippines:

Santiago, Chile:

Male, Maldives:


If you, a member in your household, or an authorized user has one of the following Chase cards, you can transfer points into miles:

Chase no-annual fee cards that are fantastic for earning points, but require one of the cards above for points transfers include:

  • Ink Business Cash® Credit Card  earns 5 points per dollar on cable, TV, telecom, cellular, office supply stores, and gift cards from office supply stores, plus 2 points per dollar on dining and gas ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card  earns 1.5 points per dollar everywhere ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Flex has a 20K signup bonus, plus 5 points on rotating categories, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.
  • Chase Freedom Unlimited® has a signup bonus offering 3 points per dollar on up to $20K of spending in your first 12 month, afterwards earn at least 1.5 points per dollar everywhere, 5 points per dollar on travel purchased through the Chase Ultimate Rewards portal, and 3 points per dollar on dining and drugstores ($0 annual fee). Read more here.

Post what other destinations you find!

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74 Comments On "WOW! United: Fly Business Class To Many Destinations Worldwide, Including Israel, Maldives, New Zealand, Thailand, And More For Just 60K Miles!"

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Do they have any good deals on business flights to Melbourne, Australia?


In January 2023 for 120K instead of 200K.


Could be W hidden cities you can find cheaper and/or other dates, I don’t know how to search hidden cities.


They now have Economy Saver Award for 40K instead of 100K.


nyc – akl connects through sydney for 60k, question is if you need get to take out suitcases in sydney ?


Flying to places with 3 flights and long layovers when you can take a direct flight sort of defeats the purpose. Yes, you get to fly J on the cheap but you lose so much time and to me time is money as well as time lost at the destination. I can handle 1 connection of up to 3 or 4 hours max which some examples have but that’s about it.

Good Vibes

I’m getting nervous that the next step is the removal of United partner award charts 😐


Any availability to London in July?


Okay, I booked a one way 2-stop Business Class ticket from NY to TLV for 60k +$11. Now what is the chance I get United to transfer my booking to non-stop.


Can I buy on sale and then change the date for the same price or will need to pay the price difference?


Has anyone seen availability from/to South Africa?


There’s some to CPT. I can’t seem to find any to JNB.


How do you put a United itinerary on hold to transfer the miles from Chase? Or does one have to transfer the miles first and then book?

Narayana s

I am able to find a few dates but cannot ticket. Any ideas?


Oh man, the married segment pricing is really annoying this time around. I live by DC and would normally fly out of IAD. That Turkish 10:55pm flight to TLV in your screenshot is pricing at 93.5K if I put IAD as the origin. If I put LGA as the origin and connect to the same flight it’s 60K. Brutal.


Can we book united award flights using cap one miles?


Dan, I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but thank you so much! Booked a business class ticket to Europe from the West Coast, which I wouldn’t have known about this had it not been for you.


So, I dont have a chase card. Is there any way to take advantage of this deal without the credit card/points?

Or is this post specifically for chase cardholders.


Colombo, Sri Lanka (CMB) has 60k fares but most routings seem to involve WAW on LOT Poland. CPT is also available well into next winter, via ADD on Ethiopian. CPT in February sounds lovely compared to the northeast USA.

Fares have sporadic dates, but seem available to end of schedule to BKK or CPT, for example.


MYC to MEL (AU) seems to have Bussiness for 120K(only with a stop in LA, Stop in SFO are 360K) from Jan 2023 going forward is that a change in the price or a sale?


Are you all using the United site to search these fares? How are you doing the connecting cities? Also are these fares just point redemptions?


Was able to book a round trip to Thailand from IAD using United Polaris and Thai Airways business. What would you say that flight would have cost with cash? What type of point value did I get booking these flights?
Thank you!


How do I put a reservation on hold?


We just booked tickets for Sukkot on United partners Brussels Air JFK to TLV with one stop on the outbound and Swissair with one stop on the return. Can mileage be used to upgrade to business class? And if so, how is that done?


Dan. Any flights to London?


Dan, since TK’s IT is something from the 1950s-any chance they issue their own PNR, so that even if you skip the first UA segment, the TK itinerary continues to be valid?


That has nothing to do with TK united has control of the whole ticket and they will cancel Other Airlines if first flight is on United and skipped


Anybody find deals to TLV that don’t include Turkish?


Yes I found direct nonstop flights from EWR to TLV on United and they connect from there to Turkish flights, and you can just drop that leg..




Looking for EWR/JFK to Dubai – all united points flights have 2 stopovers, Can you pls. tell any better way to fly using points.




Not dead, they all just have 2 stopovers.


Why can I never see Turkish flights anymore on United award search?


I know this is a speculative question, but do you think there’s any substantial chance of United not honoring these tickets? Given that they were ticketed instantly (at least for me) and the 60K price was just “good” and not “absurd” it feels safe to me. I also checked and the Turkish PNR that United issued is being recognized just fine by the Turkish app. What’s your reading of the situation?

jay nolasco

i missed it, do you think they will do this again?


Thanks Dan, I booked yesterday for 60k, today same itinerary is 180k.


Thanks I got Biz class from BOM – HNL all flights in Biz for 60k! Stoked for that part but disappointed that my Chase UR transfer to United wasn’t instant 🙁 it took almost 20 hours to transfer and by then the deal was dead. Now I have 120k United miles stuck.

Any chance to find tickets on these same flights for my child & spouse?

Right now availability that was once showing a week or two ago is now completely gone.


Booked a 2 stop flight for next year to TLV that I would never take, hoping some flight changes will get me on the non-stop. Thanks


I’m pretty sure the answer is “no” but is there a way to set up alerts for schedule changes? Or I would just need to monitor periodically manually?


Typically you get an email when there is a schedule change.


After a flight time change, was able to change to direct flight EWR – TLV in business.


Dan, you’re a genius. I’ve been monitoring for schedule changes per your advice. There have been a few very minor ones (5/10 minutes) that I was sure wouldn’t qualify. Then today there was one that pushed the return flight by about 1.5 hours. United let me change from my original Turkish 3-segment itinerary to United metal (Polaris) 2-segment. Super simple, got it done with 2 Twitter DMs. Amazing, really appreciate all the knowledge you share!