Last night, I received an email from United with joyous news: You can save 20% on Saver Awards anywhere United flys in Europe!
Now there are some stipulations (of course), but this is an opportunity to save. I work hard for my miles (kinda joking, but I do pull a lot of hours researching and managing my crazy obsession). With applying for credit cards, and now Bluebird, it’s getting easier and easier to earn miles, but there’s also now more work.
I mean, I have to drive all around town looking for Vanillas at Office Depot. So yeah, I work hard for my miles, and I love it when I can streeeetch them out farther.
Anyway, the 20% discount on Saver Awards is for Roundtrip Economy tickets only. I prefer to use my Ultimate Rewards and United points for premium cabin flights, but that’s just me. I do wish there was a discount on business and first class award tickets. That would be killer!
You must book your flights from November 6 – November 15th, and travel must be completed between January 15 – March 13. All travel must be on United and United Express flights. This is a bummer, because you can’t take advantage of any Star Alliances partners.
This offer isn’t valid for tickets already booked, and you can’t have any stopovers, but you can add an open jaw (same region). You can read the rest of the terms and conditions here.
Normally, United Economy Saver Awards tickets to Europe are 60,000 roundtrip. But with the 20%, they are 48,000! That’s a pretty solid deal. But if you have US Airways Dividend miles (and US Airways card), you can get an off-peak flight to Europe in economy for 30,000, and 60,000 for a business ticket, so there’s that.
If you have any upcoming trips to Europe between January 15 and March 13, and you’re ok with flying economy, this is a great way to minimize your cost.
— Geoff Whitmore