Posted by William Charles on January 21, 2020
Airline Rewards

Published on January 21st, 2020 | by William Charles

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United Award Sale: Up to 45% Off Flights To Tahiti

Update 1/21/20: Looks like the deal is available again. Must book by 1/24/20 for travel that has to be completed by 3/12/20. Hat tip to Dans Deals

The Offer

Direct link to offer ??? (anybody have it share below)

  • United is having an award sale with flights to Tahiti. Premier members receive a discount of 45% and all other members receive a discount of 35%

The Fine Print

  • Travel dates: 01/14 – 03/8

Our Verdict

Fairly restricted travel dates, but should still be useful for some readers.

Hat tip to TPG

 



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JS
JS

I am based in St. Louis, Missouri. The UA domestic flights are more expensive on average in comparison with other companies, such as Southwest, AA… International flights operated by UA is about the same price as those operated by AA. Anybody knows why? I have a $200 UA travel certificate that expires in March. Not sure how to maximize its value.

beat2def
beat2def

I’m in KC and I can’t remember the last time I flew UA because of that reason.

Thomas
Thomas

you can maximize the value by using the 200 certificate to bring down the price to where u want to fly to….

Chimpo Chee
Chimpo Chee

Vegas BABY.

lars
lars

Living in flyover country, I’ve noticed this too, and I chalk this up to two factors: 1) UA generally having less domestic capacity than others in markets where competition exists, and 2) UA historically viewing the primary mission of the domestic network as providing feed to/from its international network.

On the other hand, UA’s international capacity is quite robust as compared with DL and AA and this allows them to compete well in that arena, even if it requires using their lower capacity domestic network to get you to one of UA’s international gateways.

UA president Scott Kirby in 2017 stated that United is missing out on its “natural share” of the domestic market in large part because it tends to fly smaller aircraft than its competitors on competing routes. His UA predecessors viewed this as a good thing, as “capacity control” would help keep average fares high, whereas growth in available seat miles tends to dilute RASM.

These days the leadership at UA has announced an intent try to grow its domestic network to better compete with the likes of AA, DL, and WN in the domestic market. Getting that done will take time, if it gets done at all.

JS
JS

Thank you for the detailed (almost professional) explanation! I will try to ask around see if I can sell the $200 travel certificate at a discount price.

LeMeridien
LeMeridien

Tahiti is magical. Made it to BOB last August with perfect conditions and as expensive as one would expect even with points/miles helping a bit.

This sale seems for off-peak, rainy season. May even get cyclones (hurricanes for south Pacific) that time of year.

Free99
Free99

The Hilton in Moorea was exceptional. A little less expensive to get to than BOB, by taking the ferry instead of an extra flight. A real pro would stack points for flight and hotel and do this all for free-99, son!

CaveDweller
CaveDweller

Fiji is same way a New Zealand couple GOT nailed for $800 per to stay over,
CHECK Weather First and SYD for Smoke too Deal ??
CHEERs

Chimpo Chee
Chimpo Chee

I hear BarackS on it…..

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