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United’s New Award Pricing Is Everything I’d Feared

United MileagePlus announced changes to their award fees and stopover rules a few months ago, effective for tickets issued on or after October 6, 2016. The main change was to how United would handle stopovers on award tickets, and my concern was that the new system technology would limit routing options, and prevent agents from pricing awards manually. We've spent the weekend playing with routings and options, and have some insights into the new MileagePlus pricing scheme.
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