Calling All American and United Elites Thinking About Europe in 2021

You can’t use miles for free tickets because there are barely any around, and we have you covered with the best published airfares. So what about mileage upgrades?

While the lockdown initially created harvest time for free award travelers — see our reports here, here and here — it has now largely dried up, as you can sadly see here.

“So what!” American and United elites say because no elite credit can be earned on non-paid fares anyway. Then isn’t it time to look at upgrade opportunities, instead? Delta travelers are left out of these juicy upgrade options due to inflated coach fares they face in order to have the “privilege” of upgrading with their miles. That makes it pointless to do because you end up not saving anything.

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