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Star Alliance partners United Airlines and Air Canada are presently running a joint promotion that will allow MileagePlus and Aeroplan members to earn up to 35,000 bonus miles on non-stop flights between the US or Canada and London Heathrow (LHR). Miles can be banked to either United or Air Canada. To take advantage of this offer, you must purchase tickets in eligible fare classes for travel between September 23 – December 12, 2014.
Flight Segments and Fare Classes
Bonus award miles will be earned on a minimum of 1 round-trip or 2 non-stop, one-way segments and a maximum of either 3 round-trips or 6 non-stop, one-way segments between the US or Canada and London in the following fare classes:
- United: Discount Premium & Economy (P, A, M, U, H, Q, V, W) and Full Fare Premium & Economy (F, J, C, D, Z, Y, B)
- Air Canada: Tango (W, S, T, L, K, F); Flex (M, U, H, Q, V); Latitude (Y, B); Premium Economy Lowest (E, N); Premium Economy Flexible (O); Business Class Lowest (C, D, Z, P); Business Class Flexible (J)
Bonus Miles Earning
Bonus miles will be earned at the following rates for completion of the corresponding flights:
- 7,500 miles after 1 round-trip, or both a first and second one-way segment
- 10,000 miles after 2 round-trips, or both a third and fourth one-way segment
- 17,500 miles after 3 round-trips, or both a fifth and sixth one-way segment
As you can see in the chart above, you can earn a total of 35,000 bonus miles from these promos.
Routes, Miles Qualifications and Banking
For MileagePlus members, bonus miles earned via this promotion will not count as Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs), and will post to your MileagePlus account between six to eight weeks after the promotion ends in December.
For Aeroplan members, eligible routes include direct flights between London and Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto (YYZ), Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s. Bonus Aeroplan miles are not Altitude Qualifying Miles and don’t count toward Air Canada Altitude. Aeroplan Flight Rewards redemption tickets are ineligible for mileage accumulation, and the offer isn’t valid when you’re traveling on an Air Canada Unlimited Flight Pass. Bonus miles will post to your Aeroplan account within three weeks after eligible flights.
Aeroplan 50% More Bonus Miles Promo Ending September 23, 2014
While you have Air Canada on your mind, be aware that a worthwhile Aeroplan promotion that has been running since May will soon come to an end: Aeroplan members who book a roundtrip or 2 one-way segments and travel by Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to any destination where Air Canada flies can earn 50% more bonus Aeroplan miles in Premium Economy, Executive Class, Executive First and Premium Rouge. The standard sign-up offer for these co-branded cards is 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, so the current bonus is a significant step up. TPG values United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so this 50,000-mile sign-up bonus gets you $750 in value.
The standard sign-up offer for these co-branded cards is 30,000 miles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months, so the current bonus is a significant step up. TPG values United miles at 1.5 cents apiece, so this 50,000-mile sign-up bonus gets you $750 in value.