Apparently United’s site has a glitch on it right now (thanks to Gary @ View from the Wing for the link). I just bought an “alternate” flight home for my honeymoon for only 8 miles and $66.60 in fees. It has been ticketed. Think they’ll honor it?
Give it a shot – apparently this glitch affects awards starting in China.
UPDATE: Okay… nothing to see here… the ticket deducated the proper amount of miles from my account. Apparently this has worked for a couple people, but it isn’t working anymore.