Or, consider other cards for 50,000 more miles or points that transfer into United miles with additional flexibility for your everyday spending.
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Summer 2016 has wound down, but if you have United miles or Chase Ultimate Rewards points burning a hole in your pocket, maybe from the 100,000 point Chase Sapphire Reserve, United is ready and waiting for you next summer.
There’s wide open space in Business Class for a family of 4 or more on many United routes from the U.S. to Europe next summer for 57,500 miles each way.
You’ll be flying United’s new Polaris class (at least the onboard service, and if you’re leaving Chicago, the lounge), which is a nice upgrade from today’s United BusinessFirst class at the same low mileage price.
Amsterdam and Brussels are the easiest destinations, and while Paris, Rome, and Milan aren’t wide open, other cities are getting in on the action too, all an easy hop to the rest of Europe.
Here are some examples…
Chicago to Brussels (dates with dotted lines have nonstop Business Class awards available)
Washington-Dulles – Amsterdam
Houston – Amsterdam
Newark – Amsterdam
Newark – Hamburg is wide open…
There’s even space Newark – Berlin
And Houston – London Heathrow
United’s Polaris class brings luxury bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue, new chef inspired meals, and a whole new lounge concept to United business class.
It launches December 1st, so your flights next summer will have plenty of amenities, even if the new direct aisle access seat might not yet be installed on your flight.
At 57,500 miles each way with plenty of award space to choose from it’s a great deal. The West Coast doesn’t get into the nonstop action, but with Chicago and Houston options it’s easy to snag a connecting flight.
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