United is once again selling miles with attractive bonuses……
This time, it’s a fairly straight forward bonus grid. Purchase between 5,000 and 24,000 miles and get a 35% bonus. Purchase between 25,000 and 85,000 miles and get a 75% bonus.
Obviously the better ratio is for the larger purchase….
Buying 24,000 miles for $840.00 will earn you a total of 32,400 miles which boils down to 2.59 cents per mile.
Maxing out at 85,000 miles for $2975 will earn you a total of 148,750 miles which equates to 2 cents per mile. There is a bit of tax involved as well, so your CPM (cents per mile) value comes down a little bit.
The sale runs through July 3, 2017, so if you’re short a few miles in your UA account for that Lufthansa First Class seat, here’s a good opportunity to address that problem…..
This morning, Lufthansa loaded discounted First Class fares into their reservation system that reflects a 40-50% discount off of typical First Class fares. The best deal looks to be between Houston and Stockholm for only $5600. Otherwise, most departures from the East Coast range from the high $5000 to mid $6000 range while departures from the Midwest and West Coast range between the mid $6000 and mid $7000 range.
These fares are valid for departures between June 27 and August 30, 2014 with return flights needing to take place between June 29 and November 30, 2014. This is fantastic window since it covers the high peak summer travel season to Europe. Tickets must be purchased by July 2, 2014 and 60 days prior to departure.
🙂 Included at no additional cost 🙂 is access to the fantastic First Class Terminal if you connect through Frankfurt where you can enjoy private car transfers to your connecting flights and even grab your very own First Class Duck souvenir! 🙂 Of course you will also have access to the First Class Lounges inside the airport in Frankfurt or in Munich. If you depart from NYC, you’ll have a First Class Lounge experience waiting for you there as well.
Normally, First Class tickets will typically range from $9000 to $12000 or more, so when they are discounted like this, it offers a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of one of the finest First Class experiences that you can have with any airline.