For a while now, United Airlines members were not able to book awards on Thai Airways, TAP, or Singapore. This was a big negative for anyone that wanted to book some awesome cabins in Asia or readily available business class flights between the US and Europe.
Good News: Thai Airways and TAP Award Flights Now Bookable with United Miles Again
I have been spending quite a bit of time on the United site the last few days searching for flights and was very used to seeing the message that Singapore, Thai, and TAP awards were not available. As of this morning, that is no longer the case!
Fortunately, it is now possible to book Thai and TAP awards with United miles yet again! This opens up a lot of award options around Asia on the fantastic Thai Airways planes. There are currently some great availability on awards for Thai business and first class now. This may dry up as United members start booking them again. If you are interested in Thai business or first class, time to book is now!
As for TAP, they may not have the best business class on European airlines but they do have quite a bit of availability right now out of Boston. I had been searching for Boston to Europe lately and it was pretty dry. Now, there is wide open availability!
No word yet on Singapore awards being bookable with United miles. Except for rare circumstances, it has not been possible to book business/first class from the US on Singapore. But, it is possible to book for other regions yet we need to keep waiting to use United miles for that.