It's been 3 years after I went to the US. Then I saved more than 111K United mileage with the following credit card, though.
I think it's time to use them so I used 70000 miles for Air Travel Award on Saturday. I am going to the US in early June for 6 days.
I have to go to Canada for the return flights. I got eTA two years ago so it's still valid. Only I need is ESTA.
|International Tourist Tax:||1000 JPY|
|U.S. Immigration User Fee:||790 JPY|
|Japan Passenger Security Service Charge:||310 JPY|
|U.S. Customs User Fee:||650 JPY|
|Japan Passenger Service Facilities Charge:||2730 JPY|
|U.S. APHIS User Fee:||450 JPY|
|September 11th Security Fee:||1260 JPY|
|Canada Harmonized Sales Tax:||50 JPY|
|Canada Airport Improvement Fee:||340 JPY|
|Per Person Total：||7580 JPY|
|Eticket Total：||7580 JPY|
MileagePlus Miles Debited/Award Used:
So 41,075 Mileage balance now.
But, I had very limited options, not only flights but also the seats.
I don't want to spend extra money, so I selected the middle first. Why window and aisle seats are not for free?
I asked my friends if I should pay for the Prefered seats. No one wants to sit in the middle because you end up between two fat guys, and they might be stinky??
Something like this?
I prefer right window seat so I changed to 27L for $25.
More legroom? Well, I didn't feel anything difference from the standard economy.