Update 2/12/16: United brought back the nonstop calendar. The single column for Saver and Standard economy space remains.

I covered two months ago why the new united.com stinks for award searching. My biggest complaint is that even if you specify a “nonstop only” search, the search calendar does not show you nonstop only results.

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I used to be able to see space on a route for two months at a time on united.com, now I can see it one day a time. As a professional award booker, anything that makes searching slower is something I don’t like.

Luckily there is a way to get the old united.com and its better search results to load.

  1. Open up Private or Incognito Browsing
  2. Type ual.com into the URL box.

Here’s how to open Private or Incognito Browsing on Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

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Then go to ual.com, and you’ll get the uglier but better old united.com.


Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 12.55.33 PMPerform a search like San Francisco to Delhi nonstop, and you’ll get a calendar like this of nonstop availability. It’s a thing of beauty (the space and the fact that I can see two months at once)!
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Type the same search into the new united.com, and you get this garbage calendar, which doesn’t answer your query about direct award space at all. Instead “[t]he calendar reflects all flight options” including connecting options that you specifically don’t want to see.Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 12.55.42 PM

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