Take the trip of your dreams with United MileagePlus
Have you ever wanted to go to Singapore, Iceland, Switzerland or Australia?
There’s no need to wait — it’s time to take advantage of the miles you earned with your United MileagePlus account.
You might ask yourself, why now? But we ask, why not now? Crossing off items on your bucket list now means you’ll be able to add more items for the future. It even gives you the opportunity to return someday and share these experiences with your loved ones.
If you’re celebrating a milestone, there’s no better way to be festive than to put the miles you earn to good use. After all, you won’t turn this age, celebrate this anniversary or complete this program again. Honor these events, as they should be commemorated.
It’s no secret science directly links travel to happiness. Experiences satisfy us more than things, and travel is the ultimate experience.
Need more inspiration?
Here are a few ways MileagePlus members used their miles to take a once-in-a-lifetime trip, attend an exclusive experience or share the joy of travel with others.
Eric Chiang used a combination of miles and credit card points to embark on a journey around the world with one-way business- and first-class awards.
Here’s a look at where he went:
- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
For a published itinerary of $27,618, Chiang used 540,000 miles and paid $980 in fees, achieving an excellent redemption rate of about five cents per mile —all while making memories to last a lifetime.
– Eric Chiang, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
On the other side of the coin, Steven White used his miles to go to the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, participate in a golf event and buy two Tumi bags. White’s used his miles to fulfill bucket-list experiences and events — as it was more important to him to do the things he wouldn’t have had the chance to do otherwise.
– Steven White, Owner, Steven White Marketing & Consulting
To spread the joy of travel to loved ones, Donna Childs used both miles and hotel points to send her parents on a milestone anniversary trip to London and Paris, flying first class all the way.
– Donna Childs, Founder and CEO, Prisere LLC
We’d like to thank you, our loyal members, and look forward to seeing and hearing more about your experiences with the hashtag #MyUnitedJourney. Visit united.com/mileageplus to learn more.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
Southwest Airlines is adding new flights to, from and within Hawai’i, beginning mid-January 2020. The airline will add a new daily service between Sacramento International Airport and Honolulu (HON), plus new non-stop flights between Oakland (OAK) and San Jose (SJC) and both Kauai (LIH) and the Island of Hawai’i (KOA).
The Luxury Collection welcomes its eighth property in China with the opening of Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning. The property is situated in the capital of the Guangxi Province, in a high-rise landmark building in the business district.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.
WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 24 key metrics to determine the best destinations for an upcoming Oktoberfest celebration. The brand’s study found the estimated cost for an American to attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is $5,000. Munich boasts a $1.43 billion annual economic impact on Munich. During Oktoberfest, nearly 2 million gallons of beer are consumed and more than 510,000 whole roast chickens eaten.
Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
Qantas will start using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Sydney–Santiago route starting in late June 2020.