United: Fly Nonstop From Newark To London For $404 (Or 20.2K Hybrid Points) Round-Trip!

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Bookable on Priceline. Tickets purchased from Priceline today are refundable until 11:29pm EST tomorrow. Please see this post for directions on how to cancel these tickets.

Bookable on Orbitz. Orbitz tickets are refundable until 11pm EST tomorrow.

-Valid for outbound travel on most dates from Newark to London Heathrow from 1/31 through 11/14.
-Valid for return travel on most dates from London Heathrow to Newark from 2/7 through 11/27.

-A 7 night minimum stay is required. In other words if you depart on July 2 from Newark (arriving on July 2 or July 3 in London) you can’t return until July 9 (arriving the same day into Newark).

-This United fare books into K class which would earn 6,930 Singapore miles (compared to a paltry 1,010 United miles). Just give United your Singapore mileage number at any time before departure.


These fares are not on sale with miles, but you can pay for the ticket with “hybrid points” if you have AMEX or Chase points and a Business Platinum or Sapphire Reserve card.

Using AMEX points:

If you have The Enhanced Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN you can get a 50% rebate on the airline of your choice

The 50% rebate will go back into your account the day after redeeming points.

You can login to your account and redeem AMEX points for travel here.

A $404.86 flight will be 40,486 points and you would get a 50% rebate making the effective cost just 20,243 points, a value of 2 cents per point:

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Using Chase points:

If you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can redeem points for 1.5 cents each towards travel. The card comes with 100,000 signup points and $600 in travel spending in your first cardmembership year!

A $404.86 flight will be 26,990 points. That includes all taxes and you still earn miles for flying!

You can login to your account and redeem Chase points for travel here.

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Creamofsoup

I’m sure this is a stupid question, but there is nothing stopping me from booking additional flights on either side of this, right?

chana k

@Creamofsoup: Go right ahead.

johny

is there anyway to extend the ticket to israael.
My daughter is leaving israel on March 29 and returning to Israel on April 23. Could I buy another ticket from Israel-London Israel which WILL NOT REQUIRE HER TO COLLECT HER BAGGAGE AND RE CHECK IN IN lONDON (i.e. the ticket will be linked) Please advise.

yanky

is there a way to extend the ticket to israel without having to claim and recheck luggage in london

yankel

1,010 united miles or 2,020 for lowest tier member? isnt it 5/pts per dollar?

Rose

I keep trying and both on Orbitz and Priceline before i book, the price goes up to over 4,000 each ticket. Any one having the same issue?

Dan

@Creamofsoup:
Of course you can.

@johny:
@yanky:
If you book travel on a Star Alliance carrier, sure.
Otherwise it will depend on the checkin rep to check it through to another airline.

@yankel:
5 points per dollar before taxes, so just 1,010.

@Rose:
Try another date?

Shlome

I see it’s required a 7 night stay. What will happen if after booking I’ll change my return date to earlier then 7 nights?

menachem

Dan, do you recommend, in general, to deposit miles earned on Star Alliance flights into the United or into the Singapore mileage programs?

joetraveler

I’m seeing LAX-LHR for $417 RT on Star Alliance for summer travel on Google Flights, with a nonstop on United out of LAX. It says ‘call Austrian Airlines to book’. Anyone have any success with this? That is an amazing fare

Dan

@Shlome:
Lol, nice try. Won’t work.
You’ll pay the difference to switch.

@menachem:
Unless you’re going for elite status, I’d credit to Singapore.

@joetraveler:
Yes.
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joe

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Marc

Do you know when this offer expires?

Anonymous

@Marc: Expired already…

yanky

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zow

A data point on using Amex Travel:
I got this deal for our family of 5 (“reserve now; ask wife later”)
We decided that we can’t afford/justify the trip, given all the other expenses we’ll incur for the kind of trip we would want to London…would be minimum $300/night for hotel for the 5 of us, probably more like $500/night (even using points, as we would need two rooms).
So, I called Amex, waited about 5 minutes, spoke with the agent.
They’ll cancel the trip no problem.
They’ll credit my Plat Card the cash amount of the purchase in 7-10 days.
I then need to call them back and ask them to convert back the cash to points, which they’ll do at no charge.
Seems like a lot of run around…certainly a disincentive to doing the “reserve now; ask wife later” approach!

Dan

@zow:
Why not just stay in an Airbnb for a fraction of that?

Sam

Thanks Dan! Got Tickets for a Family of 5 +Infent for 186326 Amex Points – %50 = 93163!

Avi

Just got call from priceline they have to cancel flight i booked yesterday due to flight schedule change.

Anything i can do.

Flight is EWR – Heathrow Aug 23 – 29

zow

@Dan:
We stayed in AirBnB in Barecelona in August and in Jerusalem in October. The experiences were just okay. Saved money, and the geographic location was excellent. But the places were kind of run down, and we missed the luxury of being in a hotel, even a mid-range hotel. Wife is not keen on taking chance with AirBnB again.

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