United Airlines offering 40% off purchased MileagePlus miles

Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but in case you haven’t heard about the newest United Airlines promotion, here it is.

Until midnight tonight Central time, there’s a 40% savings in purchased MileagePlus miles on United’s website.

If you’re close to an award, I say absolutely go for it. Anywhere from 2,000 miles for $45.15 up to 100,000 for $2,257.50 can be purchased. As a bench marker, a round-trip “saver” business class (or BusinessFirst on two-cabin aircraft) award to Europe from the United States mainland, Alaska or Canada is 100,000 miles. That’s generally a better value than some of the current business class sale fares out there.

I’ve purchased miles at a higher rate-per-mile when I’ve “needed” them, actually… so again, if you’re close to an award, today is the day to buy miles on United.

Full terms, conditions and the link to buy miles is here.

Comments

  1. “That’s generally a better value than some of the current business class sale fares out there.”
    True, though you don’t earn any miles when redeeming. People should also factor in how many miles they’re losing out on by redeeming miles for a flight vs. purchasing a ticket.

  2. Also, United has a number of Biz class fares to Europe this summer for around $2500. You earn 150% Premier Qualifying and Redeemable miles in Biz class.

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