Paying For Meals With United Miles

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    American Express started opening the gates by offering to let their customers use Membership Rewards to pay for their meals at McDonalds. Now, United is launching a program to let customers use their United miles to pay for meals in airports. United is setting up 6,000 iPads at airports throughout its network to allow their customers to use their miles in exchange for food and drinks. The exchange is not fixed but is said to be 143 miles per dollar. In other words, you will get about .7 cents per mile in value on your food. Some of the examples given by Bloomberg are: a seared salmon dish that costs $29 at Saison (restaurant in Newark airport) will cost 4,150 miles while a $2.99 bottle of Fiji water will set you back 430 miles. That means that if you were to treat your family (of 5) in such a fashion with the items listed, you will be out just under 18,000 miles. For one meal. At an airport. Using airline miles. To... The post Paying For Meals With United Miles appeared first on Running with Miles.

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