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Noob question, i have around 100k United miles for round trip to India . Which provides better bang for buck using miles to book economy ticket or use the miles for upgrade

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Best to transfer it to me while you figure it out...I'll keep them safe

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Lots of factors, can you find a fare that’s upgradeable and reasonably priced? For a flight that long I think everyone would agree that would rather do it in biz class.

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Use 75k to book an one way award in business and buy economy the other way in a non-united flight to earn back 17k flying miles. You are going to find the upgrade route is unreasonably expensive.

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Lets us know how it goes

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Depends on your “points perspective”. I like to use points to save me money. As long as the redemption value isn’t egregiously poor, I’ll book with points to save my cash. YMMV

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Thanks for the input , will see to book one way as business and economy .

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