Flash Sale: Save up to 50% on select United Airlines awards to Europe, Asia & Australia



United Airlines has launched a Cyber Monday award sale in which it’s offering up to 50% off Economy Class awards to Europe, Asia and Australia for holders of its co-branded credit cards and its premier elite members.

The deal

Premier members and Cardmembers can save up to 40% on Economy Class award travel while Premier members who are also Cardmembers can save up to 50% on Economy Class award travel.

All travel must be taken between 9 January and 21 March 2023 but to get the maximum discount (50%), bookings have to be made today, 28 November 2022.

The promotion will run through 2 December 2022 but after today, the maximum discount offered will be 30%.

Earn 100,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on the United ClubSM Infinite Card in the first 3 months of card membership (more details).

Key terms

  • This offer is targeted to United MileagePlus Cardmembers and Premier members only.
  • Primary Cardmember or Premier member must login using MileagePlus number to book award.
  • No limit to the number of award tickets booked.
  • The promotion applies for new award bookings and not to award tickets already booked.
  • Promotion valid for travel to:
    • Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Barcelona (BCN), Berlin (BER), Brussels (BRU), Paris (CDG), Edinburgh (EDI), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), London (LHR), Lisbon (LIS), Madrid (MAD), Munich (MUC), Zurich (ZRH);
    • Australia: Brisbane (BNE), Melbourne (MEL), Sydney (SYD);
    • Japan: Fukuoka (FUK), Haneda (HND), Osaka (KIX), Narita (NRT);
    • Guam (GUM);
    • Singapore (SIN);
    • Tahiti (PPT);
    • Micronesia: (TKK), (PNI), (KSA), (KWA), (MAJ)
  • Tickets must be purchased between November 28, 2022, and December 2, 2022.
  • Roundtrip purchase is not required.
  • Travel beginning on or after January 9, 2023 and travel complete by March 21, 2023.
  • Blackout dates: None

Full terms and conditions can be found on the promotion page

Quick thoughts

The most important thing to keep in mind is that the very best deals are only available today. What this means is that there’s going to be an incredible amount of competition for what is almost certain to be a limited number of awards os if you find flights that work for you, I strongly suggest that you book as soon as possible.

Personally, I would start by searching for awards to Australia where the sun will be out and the weather will be great but at this pricing (from 30,000 miles round-trip), I would probably book any destination that interested me regardless of the weather/season.

Bottom line

United Airlines elites and co-branded cardholders can save up to 50% off select Economy Class awards that are booked today and up to 30% off select Economy Class awards that are booked after today but by 2 December. Mathematically, this is a fantastic deal, but it will only be a fantastic deal in reality if a significant number of people can actually find awards that they can book.

Let me know if you score any great deals in this promotion or if you struck out

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