Feb212018

UA Mileage Plus 20% off economy awards to Iceland, Porto, Singapore and Sydney

United Airlines has a limited time opportunity to book economy saver award tickets at 20% off saver award travel to Porto, Portugal OPO, Singapore SIN and Sydney, Australia SYD for travel May 4 to June 17, 2018.

Reykjavik, Iceland KEF is available for travel May 23 – June 17, 2018.

This promotion reduces the price from 60,000 miles round trip to 48,000 miles round trip for Reykjavik and Porto and 80,000 miles to 64,000 miles round trip for Singapore and Sydney.

20% off discount rate does not apply to one-way award tickets.

Award tickets must be booked by March 2, 2018.

UA Saver 20% off

This looks like a good deal for Sydney, Australia. Ticket prices are currently $1,600+ from a small regional airport like my hometown of Monterey, California MRY.

United Airlines Monterey MRY – LAX – Sydney, Australia SYD – LAX – MRY

$1,616 round trip Tue May 8 – Fri May 18

MRY-SYD $1616 UA Mar8-18

I can book this $1,616 round trip economy ticket for 64,000 miles + $124.91 round trip.

MRY-SYD UA Award-1 64K $125

MRY-SYD UA Award-2 May8-18

MRY-SYD UA Award-3 May8-18

For all the ‘no thank you to long haul economy class’  wimps who can’t wait to complain about economy class to Australia, I survived my $238 round trip flight on Qantas San Jose to Auckland NZ via SYD with no problems in November 2016.

*Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel between the following international airports and the contiguous United States + Alaska: Porto (OPO), Reykjavik (KEF), Sydney (SYD), or Singapore (SIN). Offer is valid for travel to or from Porto, Singapore or Sydney beginning on or after May 4, 2018, and completed on or before June 17, 2018. Offer is valid for travel to or from Reykjavik on or after May 23, 2018, and completed on or before June 17, 2018.
**Some exclusions apply. See Terms and Conditions for details. Discounted Saver Award price is limited to a specific ticketing and travel period. Any changes made after the sale ticketing period ends or that cause travel to be outside of the sale travel period will require a reissue of the entire ticket and sale pricing will not apply. Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel between the following international airports and the contiguous United States + Alaska: Porto (OPO), Reykjavik (KEF), Sydney (SYD), or Singapore (SIN). Discounted Saver Awards listed do not include taxes and government imposed fees, including international taxes and fees. Additional charges may apply for checked baggage and other optional services. Fares, fees, rules and offers are subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. This offer for discounted Saver Awards is available to all MileagePlus members.
  2. Saver award discount is only valid for air travel.
  3. Tickets must be booked no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on March 2, 2018.
  4. Offer is valid for travel to or from Porto (OPO), Sydney (SYD), or Singapore (SIN) beginning on or after May 4, 2018, and completed on or before June 17, 2018. Offer is valid for travel to or from Reykjavik (KEF) on or after May 23, 2018, and completed on or before June 17, 2018.
  5. Offer is valid for travel on all days of the week.
  6. Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel between the following international airports and the contiguous United States + Alaska: Porto (OPO), Reykjavik (KEF), Sydney (SYD), or Singapore (SIN).
  7. Discounted Saver Award is only valid for roundtrip travel in United Economy. One-way travel is still priced as a regular, non-discounted award.
  8. Discounted Saver Award is combinable with other award types as long as the itinerary is roundtrip (e.g., a member can book a Standard Award for the outbound portion of an itinerary and a Saver Award for the return portion, or vice versa) but only the flight segments purchased with a qualifying Saver Award will be eligible for a discount.
  9. For this offer, “roundtrip” is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel ending at the origin city, and with all segments on flights operated by United Airlines. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount. Stopovers are not permitted. A booking service charge may apply for travel booked less than 21 days before departure.
  10. Award pricing is subject to change without notice.
  11. Qualifying existing award tickets may be reissued, upon request, to the award sale mileage. They are subject to the award change policy, including any applicable service fees.
  12. Passenger is responsible for all taxes, fees, baggage fees and surcharges applicable to award travel, including, with respect to government imposed taxes and fees, September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way trip that does not include a government defined stopover, US Customs, Immigration and APHIS User Fees of $17.50 for each international arrival in the U.S.; and non-U.S. government ticket taxes, fees and airport charges may add up to $275 per ticket as of January 1, 2018. Such taxes, fees and surcharges must be paid at the time of ticketing and are subject to change. Any valid unused award ticket may be returned to the MileagePlus Service Center, for a service charge, up to one year from the date of issue. Award seats are subject to availability and capacity-control restrictions apply. For more information on MileagePlus award travel visit united.com/awards.
  13. Travel on award tickets is not eligible for mileage accrual in United MileagePlus or any other loyalty program.
  14. This offer is not combinable with other offers.
  15. Changes to travel itineraries are permitted in advance. Changes may be subject to additional service fees of up to $125 per ticket (based on account status at the time when the miles were redeemed).
  16. If a wholly unused ticket is exchanged for travel outside of the promotion period or travel that does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion, the mileage will be credited back into the member’s account, subject to an applicable service charge, and a new ticket will be issued at the mileage redemption rate commensurate with the new award. Any changes made after the sale ticketing period ends will require a reissue of the entire ticket and sale pricing will not apply.
  17. If the value of a partially used ticket is applied to travel outside of the promotion period, the traveler must purchase a new one-way ticket or redeem a new one-way award at the applicable mileage-redemption rate. The unused return portion of the ticket is not valid for travel and cannot be credited back into the member’s account.
  18. Redemption of additional award miles may be required if any portion of the itinerary is outside of the promotion period or does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion.
  19. This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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