Book Domestic Award Flights Starting at Just 5,000 United Miles Each Way

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In November 2019, United Airlines officially ditched its award charts. That means United can price awards at any level it wants. And currently, United is pricing some domestic awards at just 5,000 miles each way.

The cheapest award prices start 21 days after the day you're booking, so make sure you plan in advance. Also, these deals generally aren't available for flights more than six months in advance. Don't forget to check nearby airports to see if you can find a better deal—such as flying out from Orange County instead of Los Angeles.

Newark (EWR) – Atlanta (ATL) from 5,000 Miles One-way

EWR to ATL 5k

Los Angeles (LAX) – San Francisco (SFO) from 5,000 Miles One-way

LAX to SFO

Newark (EWR) – Miami (MIA) from 5,000 Miles One-way

EWR to MIA

Newark (EWR) – Fort Lauderdale (FLL) from 5,000 Miles One-way

Denver (DEN) – Seattle (SEA) from 5,000 Miles One-way

DEN to SEA 5k

Chicago (ORD) – Boston (BOS) from 5,000 Miles One-way

ORD to BOS

Houston (IAH) – Orlando (MCO) from 5,000 Miles One-way

IAH to MCO 5k

Chicago (ORD) – Orlando (MCO) from 5,500 Miles One-way

ORD to MCO 5.5k

Los Angeles (LAX) – Denver (DEN) from 5,500 Miles One-way

LAX to DEN 5.5k

Newark (EWR) – Dallas (DFW) from 5,500 Miles One-way

EWR to DFW 5.5k

Houston (IAH) – Orange County (SNA) from 5,500 Miles One-way

IAH to SNA 5.5k

San Francisco (SFO) – Newark (EWR) from 6,500 Miles One-way

SFO to EWR 6.5k

Our Take

Using just 5,000 miles to get halfway across the country—or 6,500 miles to get from coast to coast—is certainly not a bad deal. And you'll only have to pay $5.60 out-of-pocket for taxes and fees. Considering the average domestic flight costs $359, these is a great use of your United miles. These cheaper seats will probably start selling out as more and more people take to the skies again, so book your tickets soon.

If you need more United miles—or want to open even more award space—make sure to check out the latest United credit card offers.

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