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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – United MileagePlus Explorer Card

Earlier this week, we wrote about how United Partner Awards Were Pricing at Lower Levels on Some Routes, and how we thought it was a glitch. However, it turns out they are actually having a sale on partner award redemptions, which they just announced for tickets booked now through the end of February.

Here’s a look at the discounted award redemptions: 

United partner award redemption sale
United partner award redemption sale

Sale Details:

Book: January 30 – February 28, 2015
Travel: February 10 – December 31, 2015

Example Awards:

Lufthansa New York (JFK)-Frankfurt for only 57,500 in Business Class
Lufthansa New York (JFK)-Frankfurt for only 57,500 in Business Class

For example, this flight from New York (JFK) to Frankfurt on Star Alliance partner Lufthansa in May is on sale for only 57,500 miles, compared to the normal partner redemption amount of 70,000 miles.

Turkish Airlines New York (JFK) to Istanbul for 57,500 miles one-way
Turkish Airlines New York (JFK) to Istanbul for 57,500 miles one-way

Another example of the sale is on Star Alliance partner Turkish Airlines from New York (JFK) to Istanbul also for 57,500 miles one-way, compared to the standard  70,000 miles.

As a reminder, if you’re short on United miles, you can earn 30,000 bonus United miles after spending $1,000 on the United MileagePlus Explorer card within the first 90 days.

Do you plan on booking any of these discounted partner awards, now that United has confirmed they are actually having a sale, and it’s not a glitch? Feel free to comment below!

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
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Annual Fee
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