I don’t know if this is a glitch or a promotion, but partner airline award flights are showing up on United.com for 57.5K miles each way instead of the 70K miles each way that it normally costs for a partner airline saver business award to Europe.
Of course you can always fly United business class for 115K round-trip, but it’s usually 140K round-trip to fly superior business class cabins on partner airlines, so this is a 25K mile discount per person for travel on partner airlines.
It’s only pricing that way for travel in January, February, or March and there’s no telling when it will be fixed or when the promotion will end.
As best as I can tell this is only working for flights to Europe. Though you can always use 10K BA Avios to fly from Vienna, Berlin, Munich, or Dusseldorf to Tel Aviv.
Toronto to Paris on an Air Canada Dreamliner:
NYC to Paris via Toronto on an Air Canada Dreamliner:
Boston-Zurich on Swiss:
NYC-Frankfurt on Lufthansa:
NYC-Vienna on Austrian:
Chicago-Copenhagen on SAS:
NYC-Warsaw on a LOT Dreamliner:
NYC-Lisbon on TAP: