United Airlines MileagePlus is once again back with the buy miles promotion this month. Historically, United Airlines has been offering bonuses on miles purchased every month and recently it frequently offered a 100% bonus.
Purchase MileagePlus Miles With Up To 100% Bonus
On this promotion, I am seeing different MileagePlus members receiving different offers but I have received the 100% bonus offer.
Through November 20, 2022, members purchasing MileagePlus miles will receive the following bonuses:
- Purchasing between 5,000-14,000 miles, you’ll receive a 35% bonus
- Purchasing between 15,000-39,000 miles, you’ll receive a 70% bonus
- Purchasing between 40,000-87,500 miles, you’ll receive a 100% bonus
How Much Does The Miles Cost With Bonus
With the current 100% promotion, members are able to purchase up to 175,000 miles for US$3,292.19 including taxes and fees. This is 1.88 cents per mile which is half the usual price.
United Airlines’ MileagePlus caps the maximum number of miles purchased to 175,000 per calendar year with the bonus included. Meaning, based on the 100% bonus promotion, the maximum amount of miles that can be bought is 87,500.
Actually, the offer at this time is a little better since you could purchase the same amount of miles compared to last month’s MileagePlus Discount promotion for nearly US$300 cheaper.
Redeeming United MileagePlus Miles
United MileagePlus program is one of the most used programs to earn and redeem flights. However, there is no published award chart so members have to access the United’s website to check individually.
From time to time, MileagePlus has good redemption deals, especially on one-way awards. For example:
- A one-way from New York to London cost as low as 60,000 miles on United Airlines.
- One-way from the US to Japan cost as low as 70,000 miles on United Airlines.
United MileagePlus has launched a promotion on purchased miles where members can receive up to 100% in bonuses. The promotion seems to be targeted at different members receiving different bonus percentages but as of now, the 100% bonus is the highest members will receive.
MileagePlus has a fair redemption rate on United Airlines and its Star Alliance partners but unless it is domestic flights, I would rather buy Avianca’s LifeMiles as the program gives up to 140% bonus and there are no fuel surcharges when redeeming with LifeMiles.