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United Offering 20% Off Coach Awards to Europe

United is offering 20% off coach Saver awards to Europe for flights January 15 through March 13th when you book by November 15th (details here). This brings the miles required down to 48,000 (from 60,000).

The offer is only good on flights on United metal. On a plus note, the lower price is available as a one-way, so even if it’s only available in one direction you can save 6,000 miles on that leg.

This does bring up one thing I wanted to mention here about award tickets: if at first you don’t find the flight you want available, keep checking every day. I had booked an award ticket to Detroit (I needed a one-way, and the 10,000 mile award ticket was much better than the $300+ one-way ticket), and the flight I wanted wasn’t available when I booked in early October. I checked daily, and I was about to give up (I’m flying on Friday), when the flight I wanted (a nonstop, instead of a one-stop through Chicago – gross) appeared this afternoon. I scooped it up, and I’m quite pleased. The moral, of course, is to be patient. Plus, United doesn’t charge you a fee if you are keeping the origin and destination. Just a friendly reminder…

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