(EXPIRED) United offering 5x bonus miles to select European destinations

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United has opened registration for a new promotion which is giving 5x bonus miles on flights to – or through – three popular destinations in Europe.

United 5x bonus miles to select European destinations

The Deal

  • Earn 5x bonus miles when flying in economy to the following destinations in Europe:
    • London (LHR)
    • Amsterdam (AMS)
    • Paris (CDG)
  • Direct link to registration.

Key Terms

  • Registration is required by December 13, 2023.
  • Membership in the MileagePlus program is required prior to registration.
  • To earn the bonus, you must register for this offer prior to booking and completing a qualifying flight. A “qualifying flight”:
    • Includes a segment to, from, or through either London Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), or Paris (CDG)
    • Complies with the tickets and travel dates listed below
    • Is operated by United or United Express (offer is not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers) and
    • Must be booked in paid Economy fare classes.
  • To qualify for this offer flights must be booked and completed after registration and no later than December 13, 2023.
  • Qualifying flight activity must be posted to the members’ MileagePlus account in order to qualify for this offer.
  • For qualifying flights, bonus award amounts will be credited as follows:
    • 5 times the fare* will be awarded for qualifying flights between the United States and London Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), or Paris (CDG) when any flight segment between the U.S. and London Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), or Paris (CDG) is included on the itinerary. Connections are also eligible for bonus miles. Bonus does not apply to any upper cabin fare multiplier.
  • Registered members can earn a maximum of 50,000 bonus award miles in accordance with this promotion and these terms and conditions.
  • Tickets purchased in Basic Economy are not eligible for this promotion.
  • Offer is not valid on government fares.
  • Bonus award miles will be credited within six to eight weeks after the promotion ends on December 13, 2023. Bonus will be calculated using the originally ticketed fare and/or fare classes and Economy Plus purchases, as applicable, and subsequent changes to any fare and/or fare classes as a result of itinerary changes, complimentary or paid upgrade, purchase of travel products (including but not limited to United Club, Premier Access, Award Accelerator, Premier Accelerator), irregular operations or otherwise will not be considered.
  • Bonus award miles do not count toward United MileagePlus Premier status or Million Miler Status and do not apply to class-of-service bonus miles or Premier bonus miles. This offer does not include any bonus Premier qualifying points.
  • Offer is not combinable with other non-combinable offers.
  • Award travel tickets and other tickets that do not earn Premier qualifying credits are not included in this offer.
  • E-ticket purchase is required. Service charges for ticketing with a United representative in the 50 United States, District of Columbia and Canada are $25 by phone, $30 at a City Ticket Office and $35 in person at the airport. Ticketing charges may vary outside the U.S. and Canada and based on MileagePlus status level. The ticketing service charge does not apply to tickets purchased on united.com. Service charges are subject to change without notice.

Quick Thoughts

United normally offers 5x-11x the base fare on paid flights depending on your MileagePlus status level. This 5x bonus therefore increases your earnings to 10x-16x as follows:

United 5x bonus miles to select European destinations table

Note that this promotion requires registration and that it’s only valid on economy flights. It’s also only valid on flights either to, from or through London Heathrow (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS) and Paris (CDG). That through aspect of the promotion could – in theory – open up additional destinations beyond those cities. However, the offer is only valid for flights on United metal rather than codeshares, so in the vast majority of cases you’d only be earning 5x on United-operated flights to/from those cities rather than connecting flights beyond London, Amsterdam or Paris as those would presumably be operated by another Star Alliance carrier.

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[…] Do this now: Register for 5x bonus miles up to 50,000 miles total on flights to and from London LHR, Amsterdam AMS, or Paris CDG airports. It’s a great offer of sort, but United found away to “put the Lubbock” into this offer as it is wont to do:– Only valid for economy flights– Not valid for basic economy– Not valid for travel on non-United operated flightsTravel must complete by December 13. (Thanks to FM) […]