This is awful. Expected, but it seems the severity of the changes are absolutely awful.
United has revised award chart prices for Star Alliance and United metal awards.
For reference, here is the old award chart.
Here is the new star alliance chart:
There’s a lot of numbers, but Europe in Business goes from 50k to 70k one-way. South Asia goes from 70k to 130k one way in First. I’m absolutely shocked. In general there seems to e a 20-25% increase for prices on UA metal awards and anywhere from 40-70% increase for Star Alliance awards. Intra-region awards also go up 25-40%, so all routes are affected. I don’t even think any of the zones are coming down. I just don’t know what to say…. the changes are just absolutely outrageous and it’s basically all the Aeroplan devaluations (award chart + fuel surcharges in one blow)….
So now Delta, United, and Aeroplan have devalued. I am only waiting until AA, AS, and US devalue.
New award prices take effect Feb 1, 2014, so starting booking NOW.
Would suggest voicing your displeasure to Untied on Twitter or Facebook.
More details tomorrow, I’m heading to bed now…