I’m flying to Calgary for a visit and I’m using rewards miles on United. And I’m timing it so that I use the fewest number of miles possible (25,000 for a round trip).
Hint: if you book 21 or more days in advance it costs $59 for taxes, fees and surcharges. If you book only 20 days in advance, there’s an additional $75 Reward Booking Fee. I had everything set up to purchase last night. It was $59. But my Mom was a little iffy about the timing so I didn’t purchase. Today, when she decided the dates were OK, it cost $59 plus $75.
The worst thing is, I did this before about three years ago. Must remember the 21 day rule!!!