(Dead) United Polaris: Up to 9 Business Class seats from US to Australia, Europe and more (Mid-March 2024)


Update 11:05 Eastern: This appears to be dead and most routes are repriced at non-saver levels. There may still be something out there, but all the low prices I was seeing are now gone.

United Airlines currently has oodles of Business Class Saver Award availability through six days in Mid-March 2024 (14-19 seem to be the days).  Flights are available out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Newark and more. In most cases, there are 4-9 seats available on each flight. Since this is prime Spring Break territory, I’m writing a quick post so folks can look for themselves…this probably won’t last long. (h/t: JT Genter)

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The new Polaris seat, not a bad way to get to Tokyo.

The Deal

United is currently showing multiple seats of Polaris availability out of all multiple US cities to many destinations worldwide starting on March 14th, 2024 and going to March 19th, 2024.

Quick Thoughts

Here’s Houston –  Sydney as of 8:45pm, when searching for 9 seats:

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Here’s Newark – Rome when searching for 8:

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How to Book

You can search for open dates by looking directly on UA’s website site and selecting “flexible dates:

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Searching UA availability by month


If you’re looking to travel internationally next March and have United Miles to burn, book now and ask questions later. Let us know about any gems you find in the comments.

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Thanks Tim and FM team. Booked two one way IAH-SYD for 80k each, 7 minutes after receiving your email. Now have to figure out how to get back !

Julie Garrison

I booked a one way in March from SYD to MSP. I only needed a one way.


What are the chances we get to keep the tickets? Looking like they were mistake fares.


Why do you think they were mistakes?


I booked 60k in business west coast to Bangkok last year for this February and I was able to fly just fine… I don’t think these will be canceled.


You guys know this game much better than I!

Ivan Y

These were not actual mistake fares — just Saver-level pricing instead of super-high dynamic pricing that is usually found nowadays.


Snagged two Biz tickets to SYD from DFW for 80,000 each. Was booking Buenos Aires and POOF, they’re gone….


Saw availability. Just transferred 360k miles to Aeroplan from Amex. Now dead. FML


Appears dead as of 10:00 p.m. CST

Mark W

Appears to have just died in the last few mins. All 80k business class gone.


its all dead now.

Ivan Y

Thank you! Booked nonstop flight for SYD-IAH.


Just booked a flight to Auckland for 80k! I was also able to include the connecting flight from DCA for that price, though the first flight is in economy. Super excited since I was ready to have to either drain all my UR and United miles to sit business or just fly economy for a NZ trip in early 2024. Had originally planned to go in February, but March works as well for this “price”! Thanks for sharing this!


You can still go in Feb. Just book the return home for this date range in March


I’m going to return from Melbourne (but need to be over jet lag by the time I go there so need to go at the end of the trip), so that wouldn’t work. I can find better deals home from Melbourne more readily than NZ.


can’t get seats to select after booking. does that mean it won’t stick?


I have the same issue.

Ivan Y

Also have an issue getting seats reserved during and after booking


Same. Was able to book 2 one ways last night via Turkish. I was able to select seats on the first one but not the second. Tried again this morning and still just get an error saying to try again later.


Seats were saved as assigned this afternoon. Try again.


Still getting the same error message. Will try again tomorrow


Looks awesome…but i don’t have enough united miles 🙁

Actually…i may have enough UR points for 2…anyone available to watch 3 kids in spring break 2024?

Last edited 1 year ago by Joremero