United Airlines has launched 50% conversion bonus for points to MileagePlus miles transfers from IHG Rewards Club that is valid through June 30, 2018.
IHG Rewards Club members can usually convert 10,000 points to 2,000 airline miles that is now bonused to 3,000 miles by United. If you combine this with the current IHG Rewards Club 100% buy points bonus (read more here) that ends ends tomorrow, you can buy miles 1.67 US cents each.
Here’s how much 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points cost right now:
200,000 points would convert to 60,000 UA miles at the cost of 1.67 cents each.
United Airlines recently had somethings similar with Choice (read more here). where buying their points and then converting them to MileagePlus with bonus made more sense than buying UA’s miles directly.
If I would be short on on United miles, I would probably convert some of my IHG points to MileagePlus miles because this is actually a fair offer.