Two months ago I wrote about United’s unpublished business class partner award discount.
United had been charging less for partner awards than their award chart says they should, charging as though you were flying on United.
Since the Great Devaluation United has charged substantially more miles to fly business and first class on partner airlines rather than on United itself.
Then last week the pricing glitch inexplicably came back.
The first time it wasn’t an ‘announced sale’ — United fixed the glitch. But the glitch came back.
United’s ‘bad penny’ IT started discounting partner awards again, and the fix must be challenging because a few days after they started underpricing award tickets they announced it as an official sale to run through February 28.
This shows as ‘Posted Tue., Feb. 3, 2015’ but recognizes that the ‘sale’ began January 30. It’s published to last through February 28 for travel through December 31.
(HT: Megan R.)