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You’ve heard of airfare sales, but award flight sales are becoming more common as airlines treat miles more like cash.
So instead of paying 25,000 miles for a roundtrip within the lower 48, you pay just 20,000 miles.
To Hawaii you’ll pay 36,000 miles instead of 45,000.
And for short flights of 700 miles or less you’ll pay just 16,000 miles roundtrip.
Here are the details:
United award space is pretty generous in Economy Class, and a great way to take advantage of this is to fly to Hawaii in December to escape the late fall chill on the East Coast.
Here’s space on a nonstop from Newark to Honolulu at 18,000 miles one way.
That same flight would cost $374 when purchased as part of a round-trip, giving you a decent 2 cents per mile in value.
It’s nice to see United continuing to embrace the concept of the Saver award, and benchmarking sales off a predictable award chart.
Delta SkyMiles has pioneered the use of sales for award tickets, but it dropped a published award chart in the process, making the program unpredictable for those who want to plan for an award.
A domestic Saver Economy sale isn’t the sexiest of deals if you have a big mileage balance, but most people just want good prices on domestic flights, and this delivers for members who aren’t mileage millionaires.
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