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how to spend 23,000 Mileage Plus points from Melbourne

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Hi frequent flyer gurus,

We have around 23,000 United Mileage points each and we want to use them on a return flight from Melbourne.

Working out where we can go with Star Alliance carriers is proving a bit tricky. Apart from the obvious destination New Zealand, is there anywhere else we can get to? Anywhere within Australia?

Thanks for any suggestions.

ntomov
 
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Oceania appears to be your only other option with routing via NZ to places such as Fiji or the cook islands
 

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Only short haul *A from MEL is NZ. Lots of destinations in Australia, NZ and south pacific - but you'd need to connect in NZ for all these.

I am not familiar enough with Mileage Plus but suspect 23,000 miles isnt enough for any flight awards.
 
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thanks for that

Kiwi Flyer said:
Only short haul *A from MEL is NZ. Lots of destinations in Australia, NZ and south pacific - but you'd need to connect in NZ for all these.

I am not familiar enough with Mileage Plus but suspect 23,000 miles isnt enough for any flight awards.
Thanks Kiwi Flyer, you are confirming what I thought would be the case. 20,000 points are enough for a Star Alliance return trip from Australia to NZ. I wanted to be sure that there's no way of flying from one city in Oz to another directly. It's silly to do this via NZ!

Thanks again...
 

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Thai (TG) and United (UA) both fly SYD-MEL sector, but dont think you can book this without being part of an international itinerary.
 
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