United Airlines mileage sale campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus is going into the last week, ending on August 15th.
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Two LoyaltyLobby readers forwarded me offers that they had just received from United. One was for double and the other one for triple award miles.
Both of the promotions are valid for return flights on United that are taken between April 1 and June 30, 2014, that are ticketed after March 18.
United announced changes to its MileagePlus program back in November (read more here) that were supposed to take place on February 1, 2014. United already once moved the implementation of the award chart by two days this past weekend (read more here).
United spokesperson has now tried to clarify what changes are allowed on existing awards without repricing them at higher levels + what feeder flights you can take with partner airlines keeping it under United’s own metal award chart.
The new greatly “enhanced” award chart was supposed to take place on February 1, 2014, but this implementation has now been delayed by two days. The new chart will take effect on February 3, 2014.
The bottom line is that, if you use your United award miles for partner awards in business and first class, your miles will be worth a lot less come February 3.
Last Call For United Awards At Old Levels & Booking SQ Segments (Redeem NOW Or Regret Rest Of Your Life!)
United made a major announcement of devaluing MileagePlus miles used for partner itineraries on November 1, 2013, that will take effect on February 1, 2014. You can read my take of these changes here and here.
The bottom line is that, if you use your United award miles for partner awards in business and first class, your miles will be worth a lot less come February 1.
United is still having computer problems three years on after the merger with the Continental took place. There is a very good piece on Bloomberg about the issues (access here).
The recent flight cancellations weren’t entirely due to bad weather or the new longer rest rules mandated by FAA, but also due to United losing track of hundreds of pilots.
United is offering 25% discount on buying miles until January 10, 2014. This is exactly the same offer that United had at the end of 2013.
The maximum umber of miles that you can buy in a calendar year is maxed at 150,000. The price of a mile under this offer is 2.8 cents per miles that is expensive.
The CEO of United Airlines, Mr. Smisek, was a guest on CNN’s Quest Means Business (November 19) talking about the airlines goal of reducing costs by two billion dollars and the goal of more ancillary revenue.
If you have a chance to watch the show, you should. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a link to the piece on CNN’s website. Edit: LoyaltyLobby reader pointed me the video of this interview that you can access on CNN’s website here.
United just sent out targeted offers for up to 30% discount for buying MileagePlus miles by November 18, 2013.
Note that this offer is targeted and the link that United uses has the MileagePlus number embedded.
United Airlines is again having 20% economy award discount on return North America to/from Europe itineraries for travel between January 13 and March 11, 2014, that are ticketed by November 19.
Note that this only applies for United operated flights and you do need to book a return award ticket, although open jaw is allowed. You cannot use any partner Star Alliance airlines, however.
Many frequent fliers use an online tool called ExpertFlyer to monitor award and upgrade inventories on number of airlines. Two weeks ago Delta made ExpertFlyer to remove their upgrade inventory and United did the same yesterday. ExpertFlyer lost the access to AA’s sticker upgrades already while ago.
ExpertFlyer’s announcement about Delta:
United seems to be pushing their MileagePlus Shopping program a lot lately. They now have a new offer for up to 1,500 bonus miles for three purchases of $25 or more between October 22 and November 11, 2013.
You earn 500 bonus miles for first purchase of $25 or more and an additional 1,000 bonus miles for two separate additional purchases of $25 or more during the promotional period.