Ways To Use United MileagePlus Miles To Book Free Travel

Now that you have accumulated all of these United MileagePlus miles, how can you use these miles for free travel?  The options are listed below.  Also click here to read about how The Points Mom used United MileagePlus miles for free flights to Vail and Aspen.

1. Use Miles For Flights

You can use your MileagePlus miles to book flights on United, Star Alliance carriers and other airline partners.

2. Use Miles For Upgrades

You can use miles to request an upgrade to United Global First, United First, United BusinessFirst or United Business on most paid tickets on United-operated flights.  You can also try to use miles to request an upgrade on a Star Alliance flight, but these upgrades are only available on participating carriers only and based on availability.

3. Use Miles For Hotel Stays

Use your miles to book stays at hotels and resorts.

4. Use Miles For Car Rentals

Use miles car rentals.

5.  Convert Miles To Marriott Rewards Points

With RewardsPlus, Premier members can convert miles into Marriott Rewards points.  MileagePlus Premier members can convert MileagePlus miles to Marriott Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio – up to 50,000 miles yearly.

6.  Use Miles For Exclusive Redemption Options As A MileagePlus Cardmember

MileagePlus Cardmembers can use miles to redeem an airfare statement credit for United tickets purchased at united.com and for for annual fee reimbursement.

7. Additional Information About Using United MileagePlus Miles

I offer additional information about using United MileagePlus miles to book award flights.