United Running Several Award Discounts, Some Intentional… Some Maybe Not

In addition to the special deal pricing Star Alliance awards at the price of United awards through Mileage Plus, United also launched two published award sales.

United is offering 20% off domestic economy awards to several US cities. Book by December 30 for travel January 12 through February 12, 2015.

  • Aspen
  • Bozeman
  • Durango
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Myers
  • Jackson Hole
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Miami
  • Montrose/Telluride
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Diego
  • Santa Barbara
  • Sarasota
  • Sun Valley
  • Vail
  • West Palm Beach
  • Yampa Valley

What’s interesting is that they’re offering this discount even though it’s hardly low season t omany of these cities — ski destinations and sun destinations alike.

There’s also an offer for 20% off Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada.

That makes an economy award 20,000 miles roundtrip to Canada, 28,000 to Mexico, and 36,000 to Hawaii — although I do not see booking and travel dates online for this offer.

(HT: Mommy Points)

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  1. The domestic deal is good if you can make it work AND find award seats. Keep in mind that this is not a peak travel time. Not sure why, but January and early February — BEFORE President’s Day weekend — are pretty slow, even to warm weather and ski destinations. Not really sure why: Holiday travel burnout maybe?

    You also have to travel roundtrip and COMPLETE travel by Feb. 12. So no leaving early for President’s Day weekend!

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