Travel Deals

20% Off United Award Flights to Europe

Written by Charlie

Yesterday, United Airlines launched an award sale on economy flights to Europe. While some may not be too excited about it, it is a nice reduction in the standard 60,000 mile award trip to Europe (roundtrip). It is limited to only United flights (no partners) and to certain cities in Europe but is valid from all the United cities in the US.

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Roundtrip award sale price to Europe.

This sale brings the cost of a roundtrip award ticket to Europe down to 48,000 miles (plus taxes). That is a great price to Europe on an airline with great award availability. If you do not have enough United miles, you can transfer Ultimate Reward points to United instantly at 1:1.

United award saleHere are the terms (and the website) – bolding mine:

  • Discount is valid only to the following European airports: Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), Hamburg (HAM), London (LHR), Munich (MUC), Paris (CDG) and Zurich (ZRH).
  • Saver Award discount valid only for air travel. Promotion period ends 11:59 p.m. (CT) on December 4, 2014.
  • Offer is valid for travel completed between January 12, 2015, and March 12, 2015.
  • Discount on Saver Awards to Europe is valid only for travel on United- and United Express®-operated flights and is not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers.
  • Discount is valid only for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It is not valid for travel on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • Discounted Saver Award is valid only for travel between the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada, and Europe.
  • Discount is valid only for roundtrip travel in United Economy.
  • For this offer, a roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel ending at the first origin city with all segments on flights operated by United or United Express. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Open jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount (e.g., fly into Chicago O’Hare and out of New York/Newark). Stopovers do not qualify for this offer.
  • Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days in advance to qualify for this discount.
  • Award pricing is subject to change without notice. This offer cannot be applied to previously issued tickets.
  • To see the rest of the terms, check the website here.

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.


  • I have never booked flights before with FF miles. I have more than 90,000 miles in my United account and just over 90k in my wife’s account. We both each have a United Explorer card. Any idea on how I can book a business class to Europe i.e. United’s Website or call United? Planning to go in Feb. Also, is the 20% discount available for Asia?