United is running a 2-3 day miles sale that provides a fair deal for those who need to top off their balances for award redemption.

Until October 23, Mileage Plus members can receive up to an 80% miles bonus based on the amount of miles purchased.

The schedule is as follows:

Buy 5,000 to 19,000 miles and you’ll get a 25% bonus  (Approx. 2.8 cents per mile).
Buy 20,000 to 29,000 miles and you’ll get a 50% bonus   (Approx. 2.3 cents per mile).
Buy 30,000 to 80,000 miles, and you’ll get an 80% bonus   (Approx. 1.9 cents per mile).


Why do I bring up this offer?  Simply because using United Mileage Plus miles for Business or First Class award travel on Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian or Brussels is one of the best redemption opportunities provided by Mileage Plus.

So if you are a few thousand miles away from having enough to visit the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt, here’s your chance to bridge the gap!  Remember, there are new Ducks to be had!