Last week, I wrote about the new United award sale to Europe. It was not announced on their website and it turned out it was only for elite members and credit cardholders (which are basically the same thing to the airlines!).
United’s Award Sale To/From Europe Is Now Open For All
Well, now that award sale is open to all and it works from the US to Europe or in the reverse (which is nice for me!). Here are the details that you need to know:
- 25% discount on miles for travel on Monday – Thursday
- 15% discount on miles for travel on Friday – Sunday
- Book: by December 8
- Travel: between January 11 – March 10
- Must be roundtrip or open-jaw – one ways will not get the discount
- Valid for economy only
- Only valid for United flights
- Valid for departures from US/Canada to Europe or in the reverse
This is a nice way to get to Europe this winter with your United miles! As always, make sure you check the cash price as well to see if that is a better route. But, it would have to be a pretty cheap ticket to compete with these, even with the taxes. If you are flying out of a hub, it might be cheaper with cash but otherwise, miles are likely the best way to go.