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[Expired] [Award Alert] Wide-Open Business Class Availability From Chicago to Belgium for 70K Points

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Want to visit Europe next spring? Available at just 55,000 miles, we’ve found tons of award availability on United’s route between Chicago (ORD) and Brussels (BRU).

Let’s take a look.

Award Deal — Details

Depending on when you’re going, you’ll either be flying nonstop on United, or with 1 stop via Turkish Airlines. Both of these airlines offer an excellent business class product, which means you’ll soon be sipping your way across the skies.

  • Class: Business
  • Routes: Chicago (ORD) to Brussels (BRU)
  • Dates: February 2025 to May 2025
  • Rates: As few as 55,000 miles one-way

We’ve found as many as 8 seats available on these flights, and when we say wide-open, we mean it.

Here’s a look at United’s fare calendar for March and April of next year. The 88,000-mile rates will be operated by a partner airline, while the 80,000 rates are from United.

United fare calendar
Image Credit: United

As you can see, you can fly business to Belgium every single day at the saver-level rate. This continues on through the end of the calendar, including dates during spring break. Don’t book with United, however. Instead, save your miles and opt to book with Air Canada Aeroplan, which is less expensive. This is true even for the nonstop flights operated by United!

Aeroplan award flight

Best Ways To Book

If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to book, you can redeem 70,000 Aeroplan points for this flight. Aeroplan partners with American Express Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Bilt Rewards, and Capital One Miles, making them exceptionally easy to accrue. Each of these programs transfers at a 1:1 ratio.

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Check out our guide to the best websites for flight deal alerts to ensure you don’t miss out on the next great travel deal!

Final Thoughts

We’ve found oodles of award space for flights from Chicago to Belgium next year. Even if you aren’t planning on spending time in Brussels, this is a great way to get across the Atlantic. With dates available every day in the spring and multiple seats on offer, now is the time to book!

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.


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