United Airlines MileagePlus Miles 75% Bonus Sale
I am going to be generous here and assign a value of $274.51 to 25,000 MileagePlus miles (that is the average cost of a 2014 domestic US roundtrip ticket according to Airline.org). Bear in mind the real value of 25,000 MileagePlus miles is actually less than that because (a) the availability of travel with those points is limited, (b) many times you are shunted from non stop to connecting flights with MileagePlus, (c) the points have an expiration date (your miles expire after a short 18 month account inactivity period), (d) cancellation of United MileagePlus travel carries a draconian penalty ($200 fee for re-depositing miles into your account upon cancellation even on a one way ticket), and (e) owing the points subjects you to a risk of devaluation of the point value. So the real value of 25,000 United MileagePlus miles is probably just south of the $200 mark.
Here’s a great deal–Pay at least $500 for something that’s worth $274
So for a limited time you can buy 30,000 miles for $700 (buy 20K miles and get a 10k bonus), 51,000 miles for $1,190 (buy 34k miles and get a 17K bonus) or 75,250 miles for $1,505 (buy 43k miles and get a 32.25k bonus). Accordingly, your paying between $500 and $583 per roundtrip ticket on United Airlines. Awesome!! Oh, but each of those tickets is worth $274.51 at best. So unless you have a very specific need for a certain number of miles for that special trip take a pass on this sale.
50,000 MileagePlus Point Bonus with the Explorer Business Card
The details of the MileagePlus Explorer Business card are as follows:
- Get a free checked bag on all United flights
- Get priority boarding privileges
- Two United Club passes per year
- Trip Delay and Cancellation Insurance
- Points Bonus after $25,000 spend
- Purchase Protection and Price Protection
- No annual fee for the first year ($95 thereafter)
- Concierge Program
- Luxury Hotels and Resorts Program
- Lost Luggage Reimbursement
- Auto Rental CDW Protection
- 50,000 MileagePlus point bonus after spending $2,000 in the first three months of card membership
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In addition to the MileagePlus Explorer Business Card check out these other great airline credit card deals on Traveldealalert.com, The 30,000 Starpoint Bonus Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card, Earn a Free Unlimited Southwest Airlines Companion Pass, the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card, and the British Airways Signature Visa Card. The bottom line is you should rack up as many of these cards as you can (without destroying your credit report) and rack up these great mileage bonuses.