United Domestic Flight Certificates on Sale for $280 at Noon

by on May 12, 2011 · 7 comments

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Today’s Daily Getaway installment is an offer to buy United domestic flight certificates for $280. Considering domestic roundtrips have been skyrocketing lately, this seems like a decent deal, however there are only a measly 20 of them for sale and you don’t earn miles on these trips. I suspect they will be snatched up instantly at 12:00 EST, but if you have time it may pay off to try your luck and keep refreshing – often times you can snag one a couple minutes later when someone decides they don’t want to purchase it (or their credit card isn’t accepted). That’s how I won my 15,000 Hertz points – just as I was about to give up, they magically showed up as available and I quickly checked out and paid with my American Express Platinum card, which got me 10% off the purchase – as all Amex cards do with this promotion.

Details and T&C
What you receive: One travel certificate valid for a roundtrip flight on any United Airlines or United Express flight in the contiguous U.S.
Dates of Travel: Voucher expires May 31, 2012. Blackout dates apply.
Quantity of Purchase: 1

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One travel certificate redeemable for: 1 round-trip coach ticket from anywhere United and United Express fly within the contiguous United States.
Certificate includes any federal, state, or local taxes. Certificate does not cover any baggage fees.
Blackout dates apply: no travel is permitted November 20-27, 2011; December 18, 2011 – January 4, 2012; and April 5 – 14, 2012
Certificate expires May 31, 2012.

Delivery: Within 10 business days of purchase, you will receive your travel certificate from United via FedEx to the address provided at purchase. At the same time, United will send you a tracking number for the certificate via email to the email address provided at purchase.

Travel certificate is redeemable for: 1 round-trip Coach class ticket from anywhere United and United Express fly within the contiguous United States.
Travel certificate is valid until May 31, 2012.
Flight availability is subject to change and United recommends booking your flight as early as possible.
Ticket will be booked in Economy (Coach) class.
Travel certificate cannot be redeemed at a travel agency.
Blackout dates apply: no travel is permitted November 20-27, 2011; December 18, 2011 – January 4, 2012; and April 5 – 14, 2012
Certificate cannot be combined with any other discount certificate or coupon offer, including but not limited to Mileage Plus or Silver Wings Plus certificates. Additionally, travel under ticket issued against this certificate is not eligible for Mileage Plus credit.
Certificate, as well as any ticket issued against it, is neither transferable or exchangeable. Certificate will be sent with a blank passenger name to be filled in by the buyer. Certificate will only be redeemed for a ticket in the name of the passenger indicated by the buyer on the certificate.
Certificate has no cash value. Ticket issued against the certificate may not be returned for certificate re issuance and may not be exchanged.
Certificate, and the ticket issued against it, is void if altered and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
Certificate, and the ticket issued against it, is void after midnight on the last day of the travel period shown on the certificate face and will not be extended.
Customer will not be responsible for federal, state, or local taxes associated with the certificate. Baggage Fees are not included and are the responsibility of the passenger.
The certificate as well as the ticket issued against it is not valid for airport transfers.

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  • hobo13

    Has anyone figured out which fare bucket these book into? Without knowing that, you are buying a pig in a poke. Imagine if these have to go into L or K?

  • Afkabp

    I got one! This will save me, at the very least, $100 when flying out of my small local airport!

    BTW, this page is not loading in Firefox or IE. I had to use Safari to load it and leave this comment.

  • Afkabp

    Wow, believe it or not posting my comment seems to have fixed the problem with the article not loading correctly

  • Glenn

    all gone. should have tuned in here sooner. this is a good deal congrats.


    I tried to get on of these with no luck. Literally, after refreshing every second, at the top of the hour the 20 tickets went from “BUY” to “in someone else’s cart”. Kept refreshing hoping one would fall out of someone else’s cart…with no luck.

    I’m wondering if there were thousands trying to get in on this?

    Oh Well, Bald Army Guy

  • Afkabp

    @TJCABQ I’m sure there were thousands of people trying to get this. I felt extremely lucky when it took me to the payment page because there were only 20 of these and 150 of the Wyndham offer last week that I missed out on in a split second.

  • Rahul Francis

    I had a predicament with United (something with my account). I was treated badly by the CSRs so a supervisor offered me 7K bonus miles or $100 e-voucher or 10% e-discount. I can choose in 30 days. How great for United!

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