I’ve written about the United devaluation a couple of times now, because it’s a big one for those who travel in premium cabins. Well, the Devaluation was supposed to take affect on 2/1 but has now been delayed until 2/3/14. From UA Insider on FlyerTalk:
With the updated MileagePlus award chart about to take effect, I have a couple updates and clarifications to share (which a few of you have already noticed):
The new Saver and Standard Award mileage requirements will become effective on Feb 3. We have moved implementation to a weekday, to better ensure we are able to serve our customers, particularly those who call our contact centers for assistance.
Booking an award where the mileage amount should have been reduced on February 1? If you book one of these awards on February 1 or 2, we will honor the reduced mileage amount. Although initial ticketing will be at the current, higher level, we will retroactively re-price your award to the lower mileage amount within 10 business days.
I’ll provide another update confirming the new mileage requirements have become effective, on February 3.
Sr. Manager – Customer Experience Planning
So you have the weekend to book your flights at the lower award levels! But as I advised earlier, book as early as you possibly can!
This is actually kind of funny to me because as I tweeted earlier, I was staying up waiting for the new award chart to take affect in case there were any glitches that might be worth taking advantage of ;).