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.
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is opening its acclaimed doors Oct. 22 to celebrate its fifth and most exciting season. The resort will introduce new programming including culinary, fitness and music.
This holiday season, escape to the Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises and reconnect with family and friends in luxurious accommodations that make you feel right at home. Savor globally inspired cuisine designed by our Michelin-starred chef, paired with the most awarded wine collection at sea. Elevate “me time” with a soothing spa treatment sure to renew. With both long and short cruises to celebrate in December, and even three special Ultimate Holiday Cruises that sail over Christmas and into the New Year, the time to gift an experience and create unforgettable memories is now. Celebrity Cruises’ Always IncludedSM pricing — drinks, WiFi and tips — ensures a seamless, carefree vacation with the ones you love.
Seabourn recently announced the name of its second new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship: Seabourn Pursuit. The name reflects the passion of expedition travelers to seek out and explore natural wonders and destinations through activities around the globe.
Though the Chicago area has been my home for decades, the view from the Water Tower Suite on the 26th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago made me gasp. I had admired Chicago’s dramatic skyline many times, but never from this angle. Through expansive windows, the skyscrapers of 900 N. Michigan Ave. and the John Hancock Center, now named 875 North Michigan Avenue, rose to my right. Far below, the landmark Chicago Water Tower nestled in a ring of trees. One of the few survivors of the Great Chicago Fire, a turning point in the city’s history being remembered on its 150th anniversary in 2021, the Gothic Revival relic resembled a fairy-tale castle in a children’s playset.
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
President Biden signed H.R. 2278, bipartisan legislation to designate a September 11th National Memorial Trail. The trail route will link the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York; the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia; and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
In April 2021, I was skimming Facebook when an ad for a blind-folded dining experience popped up on my newsfeed. The event was hosted through a company called Fever that offers fun, interactive events in major cities and virtually for people to enjoy. Intrigued, I clicked the link to learn more. The description made the event sound exciting and mysterious. When I give someone a present for their birthday, the holidays or a wedding, I like to give the gift of an experience that the recipient can learn something from. My boyfriend’s 30th birthday was in June, when the event was to be hosted, so I thought this would be a great surprise for him.
The Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Convention 2021 will be unlike any other convention before it, as we come together in person for the first time since the business travel industry drastically changed and look forward to rebuilding and reshaping the future. GBTA Convention 2021 will bring all of us together to learn from experts and each other, in-person at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 17–19. The safety of our attendees is our top priority. View health and safety protocols.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Austin, Texas, with us.