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How Much Are My United Miles Worth?

March 4, 2020
Loyalty Programs, Reward Optimization, Travel
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Can anybody keep up with the changes to the United MilagePlus program? It’s our job to do just that, and it can be a challenge. The most important question is how much United miles are actually worth now, given the recent changes to their frequent-flyer program.

We conducted a thorough analysis, and NerdWallet values United miles at 0.8 cent each. This is a baseline value, drawn from real-world data on hundreds of economy routes, not a maximized value. In other words, you should aim for award redemptions that offer 0.8 cent or more in value from your United miles.

With the calculator below, you can figure out how much your miles are worth based on this value.

Wondering what you can do with those miles? Check out our guide to booking award flights with United.

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