United has launched a miles sale promo for MileagePlus members that will award you with up to 75% more miles when you purchase miles for your account.
The promo is tiered so the more miles you purchase the better the bonus becomes. In addition to the bonus, you’ll get 1 or 2 entries into a contest that will award its winner 1,000,000 miles which is plenty for a few First Class roundtrips on Lufthansa!
The brackets break down as follows:
If you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles, you’ll get a 25% miles bonus and 1 entry into the sweepstakes.
If you buy between 15,000 and 29,000 miles you’ll get a 50% miles bonus and 1 entry into the sweepstakes.
If you buy between 30,000 and 85,000 miles you’ll earn a 75% miles bonus and 2 entries into the sweepstakes.
In doing the math you’ll pay about 2.8 cents per mile (CPM) if you buy between 5,000 and 14,000 miles (plus 25% bonus). Buying between 15,000 and 29,000 miles (plus 50% bonus) will give you a CPM of 2.3 cents. Buying over 30,000 miles (plus 50% bonus) will net you a cost of 2 cents per mile.
The promo is set to expire on March 9, 2018. You can buy 150,000 miles per year per Mileage Plus account, and the miles you buy do not count towards status attainment.
If 2 or 3 mileage sales wasn’t enough in the past few weeks….
United has announced yet another Mileage Sale that will last until the end of the year….guaranteeing that there will not be another sale that starts before 2018.
For this latest version, if you buy 70,000 to 75,000 miles you’ll receive a 100% miles bonus. At a cost of $2625.00 for 75,000 miles, that equates to a cost per mile of 1.75 cents when you factor in the bonus miles at the 70k to 75k mileage level.
As always, the promo is tiered. If you buy between 5,000 and 19,000 miles you’ll get a 25% bonus. Between 20,000 and 39,000 miles you’ll get 40%, between 40k and 69,000 you’ll get a 75% bonus and 70k or over gets you a 100% bonus.
The sale ends midnight on December 31, 2017. If you let the last few sales pass by, you might want to take advantage of this one. You can buy 150,000 miles a year including the bonus miles. The ‘clock’ resets to 0 on January 1, 2018 allowing you buy another 150k in the new year.
Mileage Plus has launched a quick, 24 hour ‘Cyber Tuesday’ deal for miles for their members.
Until midnight tonight, anyone that buys at least 20,000 miles for their Mileage Plus account will be credited with a 100% bonus. Usually the 100% bonus is reserved for higher amounts, but not in this case.
At the 20,000 mile threshold, it will cost $700.00 for the miles. With the 100% credit, you’ll wind up paying only 1.75 cents per mile. The cost per mile stays the same once you are at the 20k breakpoint. There are no further CPM discounts for higher mile amounts.
If you buy between 5000 and 9000 miles, you’ll get a 40% bonus, and if you buy between 10,000 and 19,000 miles you’ll get a 60% bonus.
Remember, the deal ends tonight at midnight.
As a reminder, only 2 days remain in United’s Mileage Plus sale that is awarding up to 100% bonus miles when you buy miles for your account. The offer wraps up on November 20, 2017 and with this deal, you can buy miles for as low as 1.75 cents per mile which is pretty good.
For example, buying the maximum amount of miles (75,000), will yield you 150,000 miles for $2625.00. Not a bad price if you need to fill your account with miles to get a First Class ticket on Lufthansa or other premium cabin travel.
Remember, you can only buy a total of 150,000 miles a year (including the bonus miles you get during a sale). If you need a lot of miles in short order, you’ll be able to start buying miles on January 1 if you max out your 2017 purchases.
The deal is broken up into brackets as shown below. The more miles you buy, the better the bonus:
Buy between 5,000 and 9,000 miles and you’ll get a 25% bonus.
Buy between 10,000 and 29,000 miles and you’ll get a 50% bonus.
Buy between 30,000 and 75,000 miles and you’ll get a 100% bonus.
As I find time to go through and process photos taken from my transfers through Zurich a few weeks ago, I’ve come up with the next batch of shots that I think are worthy of being posted.
Having a 13 hour layover on the outbound and a 7 hour layover on the inbound segments gave me plenty of time.
These shots were taken from the SWISS First Class Lounge in Terminal ‘E’ which gives you a fantastic view of all of ZRH’s runways. The only issue is that the sun is not your best friend during most of the day because it either ‘back lights’ or ‘top lights’ the aircraft so it’s tougher to get a nice vibrant profile of any plane.
Regardless, ZRH is still one of the best all-around airports to spot in and is extremely ‘spotter friendly’ whether you are in a pre- or post security part of the airport or outside the airport property altogether and just hanging around the perimeter fences with your ladder looking for that perfect shot.
I’ll post more as I get through them.
SWISS 777 Spools up for departure…….
Austrian’s Dash8 is Vienna bound….
Another one heading for Vienna…..
Delta’s 767 departing towards the Alps before turning west for the USA
Dubai-bound Emirates A380
Arriving from Keflavik Airport in Iceland
SWISS C-series sports a new livery…..
A very clean C-Series arrives
Thai’s 777 heading to Bangkok
United 767 heading for the States…