In addition to United’s recent devaluation, United recently made its award searching worse.
If you search on the home page for an award–like say New York to Paris next June–
you’ll get one week of award prices in one cabin.
You used to get shown two months of award space in economy and premium cabins. You can still get shown that. All you have to do is tick the box that says “My dates are flexible” when you search.
You get the familiar two-month award calendar that shows economy award space with a line and premium cabin award space with dots.
I’ll be searching like this from now on on united.com because it saves a lot of clicks when you need to see the award picture over more than just a few days.