United: Fly To Europe For Just 48,000 Miles Round Trip Instead Of 60,000 Miles.


Update: Today is the final day for this promotion. Take advantage of the stopovers you can make as illustrated below and you can check out multiple cities for just 48K miles!

Originally posted on 11/06:

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These are bookable now online on United.com.

You can view a list all of the cities that United serves in Europe on this Wikipedia link. Or view United’s route map here or United’s interactive route map here.

Although the rules say that stopovers are no permitted and that open jaws are only valid for airports in the same region like JFK and EWR I searched for a flight using “multiple destinations” from Los Angeles to NYC for a week and then Newark to Paris and Paris back to Los Angeles and it priced out at just 48,000 miles.

Or from Newark to Zurich for a week and then from London to Los Angeles and finally from LA back to JFK is 48,000 miles as well.

Click on the images below to enlarge and view these examples:

From LAX:












From NYC:












-Book by 11/15/12 at 11:59pm CST
-Travel between 01/15/13-03/13/13
-Valid only on United, not on partner airlines.
-Reduced award mileage prices apply only to travel on United- and United Express®-operated flights. Not applicable on flights operated by other airlines.
-Valid for travel to/from the US48, Alaska and Canada to/from Europe.
-Valid for coach saver award only.
-Stopovers are not permitted.
-Round-trip travel is required.
-This offer cannot be applied to previously issued tickets.

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can this be used to get to israel cheaper?


Hi Dan,
I know tat there has been discussion about this before, but if you we’re to have only one credit card, which one would you have and why? We’ve had different cards over the years.. ( Marriott, united…) now we have southwest, because we think this is the best one to earn free flights. ( we think that is the best ” perk” to having one of those cards) please give us your insight…


Sorry for the beginner question, but How do you search for open jaw/extended layovers? Did you just do a multi-city search with multiple segments? Please share any helpful info and how you entered it in to the search boxes. Thx


You can try using Avios to get from Europe to Israel with this, sure.

Probably Starwood.

I entered it exactly as you see it as 3 separate legs using multiple destinations.


Thanks. So I can try and plan a trip of my own, in terms of layover time, open jaw and flight segments, what are the maximum amount allowed? Thanks again


@Dan: I must tell you about this one: “Open a Sam’s club membership account bet. Nov 23-25 and get a free $40 gift card!!! that’s like free account for a year!”


There is no max.

No, that’s only if you open a $100 plus membership.


@Dan: What about this one: Galaxy s III for $0.96!!!!!! in Sam’s Club


so how do they calculate total miles for the trip? is there a breakdown per segment? thanks again.


It’s 48,000 miles to Europe during the promotion. You don’t pay per segment.

in israel

is there a way to do a free stop over on a one way ticket?


@Dan: Whats the cheapest mileage ticket from Europe to Israel?


@Dan, are you sure that this promotion is not applicable to dates in the beginning of January, for example 1/2/2013-1/6/2013?


Is there also on 1 way mileage tickets? I need a one way flight from italy to new york


can I book a flight leaving before 3/13, but coming back after?

Me, Of-Course!

Ibought a ticket to Europe leaving before Jan 15 and returning after Jan 15 and it gave me discounted miles on my return trip, so it ended up costing me 54,000 miles instead of 60,000.. basically Igot the promotion for one of the ways of the ticked reserved for after Jan 15, hope this will help someone