There’s an offer out there on the Hong Kong site for United Airlines offering double redeemable miles when an itinerary includes flights 895 and 896, the nonstop segments between Chicago and Hong Kong. Ticketing is required before October 31, 2011 for travel between September 1 and October 31, 2011. The bonus can be earned a total of three times during the travel window. I don’t see anything in the full terms (below) to restrict the bonus to non-U.S. Mileage Plus or OnePass members, but the terms do state “members must purchase and complete at least one paid qualifying roundtrip between Hong Kong and Chicago.” It seems to infer that travel should originate in Hong Kong, but given the sometimes inefficient programming in place at United, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to register and hope for the bonus if you’re on 895/896. My registration moments ago appeared successful having been given the following confirmation:
Choose to earn double miles
Book your flight today and every qualifying flight you take between September 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011, will earn double bonus award miles*.
Here’s how it works:
Purchase and fly between Hong Kong and Chicago on United nonstop flights 896 and 895.
Register before you travel at www.united.com/offer/mpa051.
Fly between September 1 and October 31, 2011.
Better yet you can earn double bonus award miles up to three times.
Hurry, book your travel today.
Roundtrip travel is required in F, A, J, C, D, Z Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V, W, S booking classes.
Registration is required before travel * Double bonus award miles are defined as two times the actual base flight miles credited to the account for qualifying flights taken during the offer period.
Promotion code MPA051
Full Terms and Conditions:
1. Offer valid on paid qualifying fares booked F, A, J, C, D, Z Y, B, M, U, H, Q, V, W and S. on United nonstop flights 896 and 895. Itineraries with connecting flights into or out of Chicago are eligible for this promotion however bonus miles can only be earned for the segments between Hong Kong and Chicago.
2. To qualify for this offer, Mileage Plus members must purchase and complete at least one paid qualifying roundtrip between Hong Kong and Chicago.
3. Registration is required before travel at www.united.com/offer/mpa051.
4. Travel period: September 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011.
5. Ticketing period: Now through October 31, 2011.
6. Bonus award miles are valid for travel solely between Hong Kong and Chicago on United nonstop flight numbers 896 and 895.
7. E-Ticket® purchase required.
8. For tickets purchased in the U.S.: Tickets purchased through reservations are subject to a $25 ticketing fee and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are subject to a $30 ticketing fee. Fees are subject to change.
9. Double bonus award miles are defined as two times the actual base flight miles credited to the account for qualifying flights taken during the offer period.
10. The bonus award miles will be credited 6-8 weeks after qualifying activity.
11. This offer does not apply to class-of-service, elite bonus miles, or promotional elite miles.
12. Offer not valid on government fares.
13. Offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.
14. Passenger must be a member of the United’s Mileage Plus frequent flyer program or Continental OnePass program for travel to qualify for this offer. Flights must be credited to the Mileage Plus account or OnePass account in order to qualify.
15. Offer valid on flights operated by United®, and United Express®. Offer not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers.
16. Offer may be earned a maximum of three times per passenger within the promotional period.
17. Offer subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
18. Miles accrued, awards issued and bonus offers are subject to the rules of the United Mileage Plus program. The Mileage Plus program, including accruals, awards and bonus miles offers, is subject to change without notice. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the passenger. United and Mileage Plus are registered service marks. For complete details about the Mileage Plus program, visit unitedairlines.com.hk.