United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 70% Bonus Sale Through May 2, 2018

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles up to 70% sale (there could be higher account specific offers) for purchases made until May 2, 2018.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles April 2018 Sale

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).

You can access this offer and check your bonus on United’s website here.

Bonus table:

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles April 2018 Bonus

Price at the 70% bonus:

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles April 2018 Price

The price of a mile at the 70 % bonus when buying the maximum amount is 2.21 cents each.

Does it make sense to purchase United miles?

If you use them for international business or first class tickets between expensive city pairs, then the answer is still likely yes.

United Airlines made some changes to the MileagePlus awards effective November 1, 2017. You can read more about these developments here.


United just had a flash sale for buying miles at 100% the other week. If you can wait, you can likely be able to purchase miles at 50% off or 100% bonus in few months time (if not sooner).

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • Promotional offer valid until 11:59 p.m. CT on May 2, 2018.

  • Miles are available in increments of 1,000 up to a maximum of 88,000 miles.

  • Bonuses will be calculated on a per transaction basis only. The bonus amount applicable to a transaction is shown in the chart. Transactions may not be aggregated to calculate the bonus.

  • Bonus Miles will generally be credited to the recipient’s MileagePlus account when the transaction is complete; provided that certain transactions may take up to 48 hours.

  • Bonus miles count towards the 150,000 mile annual limit per account.

  • Purchase up to 150,000 miles per account per calendar year.

  • Credit card will be billed immediately upon purchase.

  • Mileage rates and other fees and offer terms are subject to change.

  • Pricing is only available for purchases made through buymiles.mileageplus.com

  • Miles are nonrefundable.

  • Purchased miles do not count toward MileagePlus Premier® status.

  • All MileagePlus Program Rules and terms and conditions apply.

  • GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents.

  • Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles. Transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.