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Save Over 17,000 United Miles on Awards to Asia Through April 2017!

45 United Miles Per Dollar
Written by Charlie

Use this new United promo to save over 17,000 miles on awards to Asia – for travel through April of 2017! This is a nice chance to build a trip now!

Another United award promo is here and is a nice one if you plan on traveling to Asia! United is allowing you to save almost 18,000 miles when you redeem for an award ticket to Asia. Check out the full details below.

Save Over 17,000 United Miles on Awards to Asia [Full Details]

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United Award Promo Details:

  • Book: August 11 – 22, 2016
  • Travel: August 29, 2016 – April 30, 2017
  • Blackout dates: Offer is not valid for any travel occurring December 9, 2016 through February 3, 2017.
  • Offer is valid for travel on all days of the week.
  • Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel between 1) North Asia and the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada, or 2) South Asia and the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada, subject to the routing restrictions listed below.
  • North Asia is defined as: China (Mainland), South Korea, Mongolia, and Taiwan.
  • South Asia is defined as: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Discounted Saver Award is only valid on flight paths that include a nonstop flight segment between the U.S. and China that is operated by United Airlines. All other routings are still priced as regular, non-discounted awards. Offer is not valid on flight paths that include a nonstop flight segment between the U.S. and China that is a United-marketed codeshare flight operated by another carrier.
  • Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy. One-way travel is still priced as a regular, non-discounted award.
  • Check out more terms at the United Promo page

Good Deal?

This can be a very good deal depending on your cities for travel. There are often some very good (and even incredible) outright airfare sales to some Asian cities but they are often out of major airports. If you would rather book a ticket from your regional airport, an award promo like this could be a big help.

Not only that, but remember the flexibility that an award ticket can give you. If you will be traveling after October 6 and you have no United status, you will find that the redeposit fees for your United awards will be much lower than they are now. This will easily beat out trying to get any future value on a cheap revenue ticket.

I love that this promo is for travel into next April! This is a great time to check and see where you want to go over the next several months and book some of that travel with this new United award promo.

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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.

1 Comment

  • DTW-CAN, CAN-RGN, HAN-DTW still books as 80,000 miles at the United site, not choosing blackout dates and picking United metal outbound DTW-EWR-PVG, then Air China PVG-CAN. Have I misunderstood the promotion? Is United metal required both ways? If so, there seems to be no United metal scheduled between HAN-DTW. Do I need to change the departure point for the return flight?