United Airlines has now launched Points.com’s miles subscription service that its promotes under “Miles By The Month”.
This service allows MileagePlus members to subscribe for 12 months and receive a set number of miles monthly + bonuses for continuing making the payments at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months
You can access this offer on United’s website here.
Here are the packages offered:
United currently offers three packages with discounts and bonus miles. If you subscribe to the most expensive one, you will receive 120,000 miles total in 12 months and pay $2,709 for the privilege.
The price of a mile under this offer, if you continue the service for 12 months is, 2.3 US cents each that is too expensive, unless you have exhausted other avenues to acquire or purchase these.
Many airlines offer these monthly miles subscription services, but none of them make any sense outside of a few particular scenarios, like the one outlined above. The low monthly price may attract some, but you should always calculate the price of a mile, and these are expensive.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
• The Miles by the Month from MileagePlus® is available from United commencing on 12:00am CST on January 7, 2022. United reserves the right to withdraw the Miles by the Month from MileagePlus at any time. Any packages purchased during the offer period will be honored by United for the term of the indicated package.
• Mileage rates and other applicable fees for the Miles by the Month from MileagePlus are subject to change without notice. The Miles by the Month from MileagePlus may not be combined with any other promotions and/or discounts.
• Prices displayed on this page do not include any fees or taxes. GST/HST is charged to Canadian residents. QST is charged to Quebec residents.
• All Miles purchased are nonrefundable. Your package can be cancelled at any time, but cannot be paused, upgraded or downgraded, and already purchased Miles will not be refunded. Members who cancel a package premature to completing the full subscription term (as committed to by the Member at time of sign up for such package) will be prohibited from beginning a new subscription for ninety (90) days from the date of such cancelation.
• You may subscribe to only one (1) package associated with your MileagePlus account at any given time. The minimum and maximum number of Miles that you may purchase on a monthly basis as part your package will be established at the time of your subscription. Your package may also include a quarterly bonus that will be earned at the end of each quarterly period from your package start date and will be credited to your account after successful completion of every third recurring payment towards your package.
• Any Miles purchased or received as a bonus under your package will not count toward Premier® qualification or for any increased or improved status in the MileagePlus program.
• The credit card used for the purchase of your package will be billed in three equal monthly installments, with the first monthly installment billed immediately upon purchase and the two remaining instalments billed on the monthly anniversary of the purchase date.
In the event that any installment payment for your package cannot be successfully charged to your credit card when due, you may update your payment information in order for the payment to be reprocessed. If no update is provided to your payment information within 30 days of the installment payment due date, your package will be cancelled and already purchased Miles will not be refunded.
• Most Miles purchases will process and post within hours of the transaction but allow up to 48 hours for Miles to process and post to your MileagePlus account.
• If you use Powered by Points to purchase United MileagePlus miles, the transaction will appear as ‘Points United Miles’.
• This product may not be combined with other promotions and/or discounts.