Spending UA miles on NZ flights

Status
Not open for further replies.

stuartfaz

Active Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2007
Messages
526
Points
230
Hey all,

Just a question for anyone who has used Mileage Plus Miles on Air NZ flights.

I have 33,000 points, enough, according to United, for a business class flight to and from NZ. However, UA grades their award levels Economy, Business, First (in this case, 20K, 30K and 40K respectively), whereas NZ's three levels are Economy, Premium Economy and Business.

Question is: Do UA MP compare their UA's First class with NZ's Business class? And if so, am I going to be stuck in Premium Economy with NZ if I book with UA miles?

Cheers.
 

stryker

Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2006
Messages
486
Points
155
stuartfaz said:
Hey all,

Just a question for anyone who has used Mileage Plus Miles on Air NZ flights.

I have 33,000 points, enough, according to United, for a business class flight to and from NZ. However, UA grades their award levels Economy, Business, First (in this case, 20K, 30K and 40K respectively), whereas NZ's three levels are Economy, Premium Economy and Business.

Question is: Do UA MP compare their UA's First class with NZ's Business class? And if so, am I going to be stuck in Premium Economy with NZ if I book with UA miles?

Cheers.

book on a 2 class a/c and it won't be a problem.
 

Kiwi Flyer

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2004
Messages
5,546
Points
0
Nope. You can't redeem for premium economy. A business award gets business class seat on NZ regardless of whether a/c is 2 or 3 class.

If on a route with a choice, I'd take the 3 class a/c (ie 747 or 777) since much nicer than A320 or 767.

Note for the same amount of miles on UA Mileage Plus as AKL-SYD you can do as much as PER-AKL-PPT.
 

StevePER

Established Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Messages
1,143
Points
10
Kiwi Flyer said:
Note for the same amount of miles on UA Mileage Plus as AKL-SYD you can do as much as PER-AKL-PPT.
True in economy, but not in business class. Australia-New Zealand is 30k and Australia-South Pacific is 40k. But you could always buy the extra 7,000 for US$213 if you wanted to go further afield.

Cheers,
Steve
 
Combining a phone charger and phone holder our Magnetic Wireless Car Phone Charger quickly charges your phone while driving without tangled cords!

Suitable for car dashboard air vent installation, our wireless phone charger makes phone calls and GPS navigation easier more convenient.

AFF Supporters can remove this and all advertisements

Status
Not open for further replies.

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..

Community Statistics

Threads
87,488
Messages
2,147,984
Members
54,501
Latest member
Citizen
Top