Another Annoying Minor Devaluation at United

As revealed on Flyertalk, United Mileage Plus members booking business class transatlantic or transpacific award flights can only be booked in coach on Singapore connecting segments.

    S*MPI/STAR-AWARD RULES.R:

    **NOTE: X/I/O IS NOT OFFERED ON ALL ROUTES.

    FOR SQ BUSINESS CLASS AWARDS WITH CONNECTIONS/STOPOVERS

    TO/FROM A TRANSOCEANIC FLIGHT BOOK *I* CLASS FOR TRANSOCEANIC

    FLIGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC/PACIFIC AND *X* FOR ONWARD FLT

    EXAMPLE – SQ BUSINESS CLASS AWARD LAXDPS

    BOOK *I* LAX-SIN AND *X* SIN-DPS

    SQ AWARDS THAT DO NOT INVOLVE A TRANSOCEANIC

    SECTOR USE *I* FOR ALL SECTORS INCLUDING 2 CABIN AIRCRAFT

Lesson is that if you fly Singapore on a business award you’ll want your onward connection on another Star carrier in order to remain in business.

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