5 tips that will make you a United award search engine master

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Knowing how to easily acquire miles is only half (or even less) of a travel hacker’s tool belt. The complement is a thorough understanding of the ins-and-outs of loyalty programs and how to book award tickets for the best value. You can literally save thousands of miles by knowing how to maximize them.

While United may be one of the easier programs with which to book awards (although I’ve also covered why their search is the absolute worst), there are still some nuances that could help you find that perfect award ticket. Here are some tips that will allow you to become a master of the United award search engine:

Search leg by leg

If you’re putting together a complicated itinerary and nothing is coming up when you simply search between origin and…

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