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Check for United Mile Play offers

Yesterday, I flew United (on a Turkish Miles & Smiles award ticket for the first time!). Luckily, I remembered the night before that I’d need the United airlines app downloaded in order to easily watch in-flight entertainment. I say that was lucky because in addition to getting to watch at least half of a movie for the first time in a long time, I saw an interesting United “Mile Play” bonus offer good for 23,000…

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$386 to Hawaii round trip from anywhere in the US

A couple of days ago a reader thanked Nick for discovering and documenting how to book flights from the US mainland to Hawaii for only 7,500 points one-way.  She wrote that she was able to book her family of six for only 45,000 points! That’s ridiculously awesome.  And it got me thinking about the power of buying miles in select circumstances like these. But first, the basics… The trick to booking cheap awards to Hawaii…

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(EXPIRED) Up to 40% off awards to Tahiti (must book today, econ only)

United is offering up to 40% off on economy class award tickets to Tahiti depending on your elite / cardholder status. Note that this sale is only available until 11:59pm on 2/8/19 in the local time of your airport of origin — so you only have a few hours to take advantage of this one, but if you can take advantage the savings is potentially worth it. The Deal Save up to 40% on economy class award tickets to/from Tahiti with United…

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(EXPIRED) Bonus miles with Alaska, AA, and United Airlines shopping portals

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Shopping, American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping, and United Mileage Plus Shopping are all offering shopping portal bonuses starting today and valid for purchases through February 17, 2019. All three are running the same deal: Spend $200 by February 17, 2019 at 11:59pm ET, get 400 bonus miles. That’s an extra 2 miles per dollar if you spend exactly $200, so be sure to factor that in when comparing portals. Links to the offers (click the airline…

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(EXPIRED) United award flash sale to Hawaii: 36K RT

United is offering an award flash sale good for 20% off on economy class awards to Hawaii, making the total price 36,000 miles and $11.20 round trip. United’s usual price is 45,000 miles, so this is a 9K discount. That said, there are ways to book to Hawaii for even fewer miles, including on the same flights. The Deal United Airlines award flash sale, with round trip economy class flights to Hawaii for 36,000 miles round trip (20% off) Key Terms Valid…

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[Expired] $384 RT nonstop Los Angeles to Singapore, $469 1-stop from NY

United Airlines has flights from Los Angeles to Singapore on sale next month for just $384 RT nonstop. Note that this is a long flight (scheduled at 17 hours, 55minutes going westward and 15 hours, 15 minutes on the return). Flights are widely available in November at that price: These flights are bookable directly at United Airlines at this price.   Unfortunately, according to ITA Matrix, these are a K-class fares. That means they will only earn 50% mileage…

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[Expired] Big Portal Increases; Stack with Amex Offers

Early this morning, I noticed some big portal increases when I saw our daily portal alerts. American, United, Delta, Alaska, and Southwest airlines shopping portals are all advertising increased rates. A number of retailers are offering excellent payouts, and you may even be able to stack some of these with Amex Offers, like the eBags offer we covered this morning. Example increases Via CashBackMonitor.com, we can see highly increased rates through American and United airlines shopping…

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Mileage Run? $308 RT to Hong Kong AND China on United

There are some hot open-jaw airfares available from Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to both Hong Kong and Shanghai or Beijing and back to North America. Secret Flying is reporting prices from $333, but I have found some of the dates start from just $308 – and these can be booked through United.com. You can also upgrade the transpacific legs to economy plus for a reasonable upcharge. The catch is that the return leg ends in either Toronto…

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Stack at Gap: 19.5x + 40% off

The MileagePlusX app is having a promotion of up to 10 miles per dollar at select merchants through Sunday, June 18th. Additionally, Chase MileagePlus Explorer Cardholders earn 25% more miles when purchasing through the MileagePlusX app, for a total of up to 12.5x. Some merchants may be double-dip-able, and you could stack this with a gift card purchase deal for a triple dip and potential total earnings of 19.5x total miles and Ultimate Rewards along with 40% off with a…

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