Update: United has now made this sale official. You can find a full list of the discounts and the full terms here.
Last December United had an unpublished sale where they were pricing out certain partner awards at the same price as flying on United. (Flights on partner airlines generally costs more.)
United has now brought back the sale. Travel can be booked at the discounted rates through the end of the year.
The following partner awards are discounted:
- Business class between the U.S. & Europe for 57.5K (normally 70K)
- Business class between the US and Central Asia for 70K (normally 80K)
- Business class between the US and North Asia for 70K (normally 80K)
- Business class between the US and South Asia for 70K (normally 80K)
- Business class between Europe and the Middle East for 35K (normally 45K)
For more details along with sample routings, see this Dan’s Deals post.