25% Off United Awards to Europe! Roundtrip for only 45,000 Miles (or Ultimate Rewards)

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United 25% Off Awards to Europe

Until June 28, 2016 United is holding an award sale to Europe and the discount is very very good. Normally roundtrip rates cost 60,000 miles, however during the sale they will only cost 45,000. Let’s take a look.

The Offer

For a limited time, enjoy a discount of 15,000 miles on roundtrip MileagePlus Saver Awards in United Economy® when you travel from the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada to Europe. (United metal only.)

Terms

  • Book by June 28, 2016, and travel between August 23, 2016, and March 31, 2017, to take advantage of the discounted rates.
  • This offer for discounted Saver awards is available to all MileagePlus members.
  • Saver award discount is only valid for air travel.
  • Promotion period ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on June 28, 2016.
  • Blackout dates: Offer is not valid for any travel occurring during the period beginning on December 15, 2016 and ending on January 8, 2017.
  • Offer is valid for travel on all days of the week.
  • Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel between Europe and the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada.
  • Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy.

You can find the full terms of the promotion here.

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Analysis

While it is probably too late to get a credit card to earn United miles, Ultimate Rewards can be transferred to United, making it fairly easy for many to top off their accounts for a redemption. While the holidays are blacked out and the end date is before Spring Break for most, this is still a decent deal to get to Europe for cheap.

United serves a lot of cities in Europe and I have found their award space, especially in economy is fairly good. In other words, you probably shouldn’t have too much of a problem finding some sort of trip or route that works for you. You can find a full list of United routes to Europe here.

Conclusion

With all of the devaluations we have had to suffer through the past few years, it is good to see some sort of deal from time to time. While many “travel hackers” don’t like to fly in coach, those with families know flying in the back is often required to make a trip work. Luckily if the dates of this promotion fit within your schedule, then a European vacation for 25% cheaper may be on the horizon. Enjoy!

HT: Million Mile Secrets


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9 COMMENTS

  1. Definitely a nice discount! Just booked 2 roundtrips DFW-CDG for 90k miles at the end of August which is not too bad considering lowest cash cost was 2 grand for about 2.1 cpp. I’ll take that any day for an economy ticket.

    • Stopovers do not qualify for this offer.

      For an extra 15,000 miles you get a stopover

      How good a deal is it?

  2. Sadly, I booed a Europe trip only 5 days before the offer came out for pre-sale to United cardholders. I used 60K points. OUCH! I called and tried everything I could think of to get it changed and save 15K points, even cancelling and rebooking. Yeah, I could do that. But only for $200+ so that was out of the question. So if I had known, or waited, etc. Ce la vie!

  3. Can we make a list of airports the fare is valid for?

    CDG – Charles de Galle (Paris)

    AMS – Schipol (Amsterdam)

    I’m bummed I wanted Prague or Munich but fare not valid.

  4. Do we know if travel dates that are originally booked then are changed to new ones within the time period to the same city/route will bump back up to the original full saver amount? I’ve called United twice-the first response was that it would remain the same amount paid, the second said that any changes after the 28th will default back to the 60k level. So not sure which is actually true.

    I want to book a simple non-stop RT but I may have to move the dates around. But don’t want to do it if they won’t honor the sale. Anyone know for sure?

    • SImple:
      This ticket isn’t for you.

      I don’t understand why it’s such a good ticket:
      – STopver eliminated
      – Numerous cities not participating

      Boarding Room has clearly over hyped this special deal.

  5. Shawn,
    Disagree with the PROMO that it’s a good deal.

    United Airlines is confused which cities this is applicable for in Europe and of course nobody answers on this blog much so mediocre promotion.

    For 60K miles UA offers roundtrip w/ one stopover to everywhere in Europe it or a partner flies versus this selective cities for 45K award.

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