Save 20 Percent on MileagePlus Saver Round Trip Awards in the United States and Canada

United Express Bombardier CRJ-200ER airplane

Save 20 percent on MileagePlus Saver round trip award tickets for seats in the economy class cabin for flights operated by United Airlines when you book your award travel tickets by 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 and travel between August 23 and Thursday, December 15, 2016 within the continental United States and Canada; or travel between the United States — including Hawaii and Alaska — and Canada.

Save 20 Percent on MileagePlus Saver Round Trip Awards

This offer is valid for travel on all days of the week during the travel period — except for the following blackout dates:

  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 through Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016 through Monday, November 28, 2016

You must redeem your MileagePlus miles to purchase your round trip award tickets a minimum of 14 days in advance. One-way travel is still priced as a regular, non-discounted Saver Award and do not qualify for this offer.

round trip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel ending at the origin city; and with all segments on flights operated by United Airlines. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing.

Round Trip Flights Before and After Discount of 20 Percent


Regular Price

Price After 20 Percent Discount

Contiguous United States or Canada
Distance less than or equal to 700 flight miles
20,000 award miles Only 16,000 award miles
Contiguous United States or Canada
Distance greater than 700 flight miles
25,000 award miles Only 20,000 award miles
Hawaii 45,000 award miles Only 36,000 award miles
Alaska 35,000 award miles Only 28,000 award miles

Taxes, Fees, Service Charges and Surcharges

You are responsible for all taxes, fees, baggage fees and surcharges applicable to award travel which are not included in the above chart — as additional charges may apply for checked baggage and other optional services — including with respect to government imposed taxes and fees:

  • September 11 Security Fee of $5.60 per one-way trip which does not include a government defined stopover
  • United States Customs, Immigration and APHIS User Fees of $17.50 for each international arrival in the United States
  • International taxes and fees which may add up to $48.00 per ticket
  • Non-United States government ticket taxes, fees and airport charges which may add up to $275.00 per ticket as of Friday, January 1, 2016.

A booking service charge may apply for travel booked fewer than 21 days prior to departure.

Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice.

Such taxes, fees and surcharges must be paid at the time of ticketing and are subject to change. Any valid unused award ticket may be returned to the MileagePlus Service Center — for a service charge — up to one year from the date of issue. Award seats are subject to availability and capacity-control restrictions apply.

Partially or Wholly Unused Award Tickets

If a wholly unused ticket is exchanged for travel outside of the promotion period or travel that does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion, the mileage will be credited back into your account — subject to an applicable service charge — and a new ticket will be issued at the mileage redemption rate commensurate with the new award.

If the value of a partially used ticket is applied to travel outside of the promotion period, you must purchase a new one-way ticket or redeem a new one-way award at the applicable mileage-redemption rate. The unused return portion of the ticket is not valid for travel and cannot be credited back into your account.

Select Terms and Conditions

Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount of 20 percent; but stopovers do not qualify for this offer.

The discounted Saver Award is combinable with other award types as long as the itinerary is roundtrip — for example, a member can book a Standard Award for the outbound portion of an itinerary and a Saver Award for the return portion, or vice versa — but only the flight segments purchased with a qualifying Saver Award will be eligible for a discount.

This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

Qualifying existing award tickets may be reissued — upon request — to the award sale mileage. They are subject to the award change policy — including any applicable service fees. Changes to travel itineraries are permitted in advance. Changes may be subject to additional service fees of up to $200.00 per ticket — based on account status at the time when the miles were redeemed.

Redemption of additional award MileagePlus miles may be required if any portion of the itinerary is outside of the promotion period or does not otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of this promotion.

Award pricing — as well as this offer — is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Please allow up to eight weeks after completed qualifying activity for miles to post to your account. Bonus award MileagePlus miles, award MileagePlus miles, and any other MileagePlus miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier elite level status unless expressly stated otherwise.

Other restrictions, terms and conditions apply.


This is a good time to save 20 percent on those MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles which are in your account when booking award travel within the United States and Canada — especially if you have a trip planned during the valid travel period of this promotion.

In the meantime, you are welcome to participate in this discussion pertaining to this promotion with other members of the InsideFlyer forum.

Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

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