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United Airlines is currently running a targeted promotion where select MileagePlus members can earn double miles on their travel for qualifying flights now through January 31, 2015.

United Airlines sent out a targeted promotion to some MileagePlus members for double miles.
United Airlines sent out a targeted promotion to some MileagePlus members for double miles.

With this offer, targeted members can earn up to 50,000 bonus miles. Qualifying fare classes include F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B, M, E and U. You must register prior to booking to be eligible to earn the double miles, and you must fly on a United or United Express operated flight, meaning codeshare flights will not count.

Only base award miles qualify for earning double, so you won’t get a bonus on any miles earned through elite status or for a premium fare class. The bonus also doesn’t apply to Premier Qualifying Miles, so this won’t help you reach elite status any faster than normal.

I haven’t seen an offer for double miles from United in several months. It’s unfortunate that this bonus is targeted, and it’s not clear what criteria United used to distinguish between MileagePlus members. Check your email to see if you were selected, or just try to register and see what happens. The offer clearly specifies that only original recipients are eligible, but it’s always possible that you were selected and just didn’t receive the invitation.

Were you targeted for this offer? Let us know!

United℠ Explorer Card

The United Explorer card recently got some enhancements like 2 miles per dollar spent at restaurants and on hotel stays and a Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check Fee credit (up to $100). The $95 annual fee is waived for the first year.

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More Things to Know
  • 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open
  • $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent at restaurants and on hotel stays
  • Up to $100 Global Entry or TSA Pre✓® Fee Credit
  • 25% back on United inflight purchases
  • Check your first bag for free (a savings of up to $120 per roundtrip) when you use your Card to purchase your ticket
  • Enjoy priority boarding privileges and visit the United Club℠ with 2 one-time passes each year for your anniversary
  • Earn 2 miles per $1 spent on purchases from United, and 1 mile per $1 spent on all other purchases
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
18.24% - 25.24% Variable
Annual Fee
$0 Intro for First Year, then $95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent Credit

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