Email from United
We understand you’ve been looking for an easier way to book award travel, and we’re happy to announce we are leading the way.
Becoming the first airline to remove the close-in award processing fee is our way of providing you with even more value for your continued loyalty.
Beginning July 30, 2009, you can book a Mileage Plus® Award ticket less than 21 days in advance, and pay no close-in award processing fees.
Last August Delta announced an award ticketing fee for all Domestic or International flights. I predict Delta will soon match United in removing this fee.