Update: Discounted awards between the US and Japan and between Europe abd the Middle East have been added.
Originally posted on 12/09:
Roundup of current United discounted awards (Travel valid from any city in the US48)
1. Fly round-trip to select destinations within the US in coach for 20K miles (normally 25K)
2. Fly round-trip to Hawaii in coach for 36K miles (normally 45K)
3. Fly round-trip to Canada in coach for 20K miles (normally 25K)
4. Fly round-trip to Mexico in coach for 28K miles (normally 35K)
5. Fly one-way to Europe on a partner airline in business class for the United rate of 57.5K (normally 70K)
6. Fly one-way to Central Asia on a partner airline in business class for the United rate of 70K (normally 80K)
7. Fly one-way between Europe and the Middle East on a partner airline in business class for the United rate of 35K (normally 45K)
8. Fly round-trip between the US49/Canada and Japan in coach for 56K miles (normally 70K)
See the full details after the jump:
Where to book:
-These discounted awards are all bookable on United.com. For awards 1, 2, 3, and 4 be sure to use advanced award search and check the box for United flights only.
-Awards 1, 2, 3, 4 are only valid for round-trip travel on United, must be booked by 12/30/14, and are valid for travel between 01/12/15-02/12/15. Stopovers are not allowed.
-Awards 5, 6, and 7 are valid for one-way or round-trip travel on any airline and are valid for travel between 01/01/15-03/31/15. It’s unknown when these need to be booked by.
-Award 8 is only valid for round-trip travel on United, must be booked by 01/11/15, and is valid for travel between 01/13/15-03/11/15. Stopovers are not allowed.
-Award 1 includes flights to the following airports:
-Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
-Fort Myers (RSW)
-Jackson Hole (JAC)
-Mammoth Lakes (MMH)
-Salt Lake City (SLC)
-San Diego (SAN)
-Santa Barbara (SBA)
-Sun Valley (SUN)
-West Palm Beach (PBI)
-Yampa Valley (HDN)
-Award 2 includes travel to any Hawaiian city served by United:
-Hilo, Hawaii (ITO)
-Honolulu, Oahu (HNL)
-Kahului, Maui (OGG)
-Kona, Hawaii (KOA)
-Lihue, Kauai (LIH)
-Award 3 includes travel to any Canadian city served by United:
-Quebec City (YQB)
-S. John’s (YYT)
-Award 4 includes travel to any Mexican city served by United:
-Ciudad Del Carmen (CME)
-Los Cabos (SJD)
-Mexico City (MEX)
-Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
-San Luis Potosi (SLP)
-Award 5 includes travel to any European country:
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedoni, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.
-Award 6 includes travel to any Central Asia country:
Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
-Award 7 includes travel to any Middle East country:
Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Award 1: Newark-San Diego for 20K round-trip:
Award 1: Newark-Fort Lauderdale for 20K round-trip:
Award 2: Newark-Honolulu for 36K round-trip:
Award 2: Denver-Maui for 36K round-trip:
Award 3: LGA-Vancouver for 20K round-trip:
Award 4: Newark-Los Cabos for 28K round-trip:
Award 5: Toronto to Paris on an Air Canada Dreamliner for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: NYC to Paris via Toronto on an Air Canada Dreamliner for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: Boston-Zurich on Swiss for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: NYC-Frankfurt on Lufthansa for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: NYC-Vienna on Austrian for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: Chicago-Copenhagen on SAS for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: NYC-Warsaw on a LOT Dreamliner for 57.5K in business:
Award 5: NYC-Lisbon on TAP for 57.5K in business:
Award 6: NYC-Maldives on Austrian for 70K in business:
Award 6.5: Attempt to construct hidden city discounts. South Korea isn’t in Central Asia and wouldn’t qualify for a discount, but after flying to Seoul nobody is going to force you to take the connecting flight to Alma Ata 😉
Award 6.5: Many other hidden-city possibilities exist as well…experiment!
Award 7: Zurich-Tel Aviv on Swiss for 35K in business: