United Mileage Plus is offering a 10-day award sale right now, reducing the amount of miles needed to book an award ticket from the continental United States (including Alaska) to Europe or Central/Southern Africa. Book your tickets by January 16, 2012 for travel between January 27 and March 22, 2012, and you can save 20% on peak travel days (Thursday-Sunday) or 25% on off-peak travel days (Monday-Wednesday).
This promotion is only valid for round-trip travel on economy saver awards, but you can combine peak and off-peak tickets on one round-trip itinerary. Stopovers are not permitted, but an open jaw is allowed within the same region. In addition, a Saturday stay and 21-day advance purchase is required.
Reduced mileage award apply only to travel on United and United Express-operated flights, and not on flights operated by other airlines. However, this sale also applies to Continental and Continental Express flights, as long as you use miles from your OnePass account. Miles can be transferred between your Mileage Plus and OnePass accounts here.
As an example, if you are traveling from Washington Dulles to Accra, Ghana, the typical mileage requirement is 80,000 in economy. If you take advantage of this sale on off-peak days, however, you will only need 60,000 miles round-trip. Similarly, if you travel from Los Angeles to London, you will only now need 45,000 miles instead of 60,000 when traveling on off-peak days. Click here to see the full United award chart. This is a great sale to take advantage of if you have short-term plans to travel to Europe or Central/Southern Africa!