Posted by William Charles on August 9, 2016
Airline Rewards

Published on August 9th, 2016 | by William Charles

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United Award Discount: 20% Domestically & 25% For Asia

The Offers

  • United are offering an unpublished discount for award travel. The discounts are as follows:

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The Fine Print

Asia Discount

  • December 9rd till February 3rd are black out dates for the Asia discount
  • Discount’s are only for economy
  • Advance purchase is necessary (must purchase at least 14 days in advance)
  • Must fly a United-operated non-stop between the US and China or Hong Kong for your transpacific segment
  • Flights can be booked between August 11th and August 22nd for travel between August 29th and April 30th
  • Round trip travel is required
  • Discount is only for award saver levels (you can fly on leg at saver level and one at standard, but won’t receive the discount on standard)

Domestic Discount

  • Discount’s are only for economy
  • Black out dates: November: 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th. 28th
  • Advance purchase is necessary (must purchase at least 14 days in advance)
  • Round trip travel is required
  • Discount is only for award saver levels (you can fly on leg at saver level and one at standard, but won’t receive the discount on standard)

Our Verdict

Some nice discounts if you can find saver level availability and the dates work for you. Surprised there is no landing page for the domestic discount, maybe they applied the discount prematurely.



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P

Interesting. I’m not sure how United divide their regions but I’m seeing 66k in Economy from KOA-TYO while it’s 68.5k in UnitedFirst one way for November 14. The undiscounted price I believe is 31k in economy KOA-TYO.

P
P

Now I’m looking at their site, I get it.

Dave
Dave

Too bad these discounts don’t apply to Star Alliance flights

Dave
Dave

Not sure if it is a coincidence, but I repriced an open-jaw I booked a few weeks ago. Now 16k instead of 20k. So I took that, and will cancel the original (no fee)

Don
Don

How do you cancel with no fee?

Dave
Dave

No fee for 1K.

JB
JB

What about Central Asia – India for example? Do only North and South Asia qualify for the discount?

Dan
Dan

Anyone have good resources for learning how to book these things? I have tons of miles but am a complete newbie with award booking. Would love to take advantage of this to go to Japan/Hong Kong/Singapore

nini
nini

I tried to test book a flight from chicago to shanghai in Mar -Apr during the promotion period but no discount, it still shows 70k miles + fee. Not sure what’s wrong. 🙁

Will
Will

Same here…

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