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United Mileage Plus award tickets under 10K between Miles&More countries

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Lufthansa entertainment at California Academy of Sciences San Francisco – Pow Wow 2011

United Mileage Plus members can access numerous routes across several countries in Europe for under 10,000 miles one way in economy. There are some basic parameters to know when searching for low cost award travel.

Nonstop flights on Miles & More Member airlines

Miles & More member airlines Austrian, Brussels, Croatia, LOT Polish, Lufthansa and Swiss participate in Miles & More. Nonstop flights with any of these airlines to an airport within Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Poland and Switzerland probably has flight awards for under 10,000 miles on some dates.

Brussels, Belgium – Dubrovnik, Croatia 8.8K + $39.80

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Brussels Airlines: Brussels – Dubrovnik, Croatia


Gdansk, Poland – Geneva, Switzerland 8K + $11.60

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Air Baltic-Swiss: Gdansk, Poland to Geneva, Switzerland 8,000 UA miles +$11.60.


Geneva, Switzerland – Hamburg, Germany 8.8K + $34.60.

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Swiss Airlines: Geneva, Switzerland to Hamburg, Germany 8,800 UA miles + $34.60.


Frankfurt, Germany – Vienna, Austria 6,000 miles + $56.30.

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Austrian Airlines: Frankfurt – Vienna 6K + $56.30.


Split, Croatia – Berlin, Germany 

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Croatia Airlines: Split, Croatia – Berlin, Germany 8.8K + $19.60.


Warsaw, Poland – Dusseldorf, Germany

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LOT Polish: Warsaw, Poland to Dusseldorf, Germany 9.6K + $20.80.


Frankfurt, Germany – Zadar, Croatia

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Lufthansa: Frankfurt to Zadar, Croatia 8.8K + $56.30.


Flights departing from Germany have the highest award taxes. Flights departing from Poland have lowest award taxes. 

Two tips for finding low award rates like these.

Check a site like to find nonstop flights from any airport.

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Use United 30-Day Calendar to see award rates for several weeks at a time when the date you try does not have a  nonstop flight low award rate.

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United 30-day award calendar shows award rates between two airports. This calendar is Frankfurt to Zadar, Croatia June 4 – July 8, 2023.


Miles & More member airlines is just one of the strategic uses of United miles for cheap award travel in Europe. Another strategic use of United miles involves SAS Airlines that I will detail in another article.

United flight awards for 8,800 miles also applies to many other nonstop routes on Star Alliance member airlines to other countries in Europe.

Zagreb, Croatia – London LHR

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Croatia Airlines: Zagreb, Croatia – London, UK 8.8K + $34.70.


Dublin DUB – Oslo, Norway

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SAS Scandinavian: Dublin, Ireland – Oslo, Norway 8.8K + $10.10.


  • bluecat May 30, 2023

    If you know your approximate date, and the city pairs you need to fly between, a good tool that I used for my summer award travel is . It compares prices across about 4 programs, including United. It found me some layovers that I would not have otherwise considered visiting again (like HEL).

    It’s free to use. And who doesn’t like free?

  • Christian May 31, 2023

    Great use of United miles.

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