This works out to 1.2 Avios for each 1 Membership Rewards point you transfer. Ends October 10, 2016.
Here are the official rules for applying the Excursionist Perk:
Essentially, this means that your stopover/open-jaw must occur entirely in the same region as your destination. This removes a couple popular methods of leveraging the current stopover and open-jaw rules:
For changes and cancellations, some fees are going up, and others are going down, so it’s easier to just look at the new chart:
Other key takeaways are that the penalty ($50) for close-in changes/cancellations will now kick in within 60 days of departure, as opposed to within 20 days, which is the current policy. Also, you cannot makes changes fewer than 24 hours before departure for flights on partner airlines. Overall, the new rules make award travel more restrictive and penalize the customer more if plans have to change for any reason.
Lastly, nobody really cares about Round the World awards, so no big loss here. Overall, these are a ton of negative changes though, and we should all be fairly disappointed.
For a limited time, enjoy a discount of 15,000 miles on roundtrip MileagePlus Saver Awards in United Economy when you travel from the U.S. (excluding Hawaii) or Canada to Europe.
Book: June 20 – 28, 2016
Travel: August 23, 2016 – March 31, 2017
Blackout dates: Offer is not valid for any travel occurring during the period beginning on December 15, 2016 and ending on January 8, 2017.
Stopovers & Open-Jaws: Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount. Stopovers do not qualify for this offer.
Follow this link to see all eGiftcards (make sure you log in) and look for the banner that says eDELIVERYSALE.
At 25% off, the redemption value is about 1.333 cents per point, and this deal is good through 06/27/2016.
I don’t think everyone sees the same offers, so some of these are possibly targeted. In my account, I have:
If you’ve been poking around this website, you’ve probably already seen the page Which Credit Card Should I Get?, but it’s been a work-in-progress, and I’ve finally finished it. Go ahead and take a look if you haven’t already.
For those of you who aren’t new to this game, I’ve also included a reference toward the bottom called Which Miles Should I Use? to show you the best miles to use for different regions of the world in economy, business, and first class.
And, lastly, a new page I’ve added today is called How To Save Miles By Knowing Your Geography. Many mileage programs just don’t agree what part of the world certain countries are in. American places the Canary Islands in their Europe region, even though they’re off the coast of Africa, where United considers them to be. This makes awards there considerably cheaper with American than with United. On that page, I list the discrepancies I’ve found so far, and I’ll continue to update it as I add more mileage programs to this website.