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United Extends Short-Haul Award Discount

If you missed the chance to take advantage of United’s 30 percent discount on short-haul award flights, you can stop fretting and start planning—United has extended the offer through the end of September.

Offer Details

Through September 30, Mileage Plus members can save 30 percent on coach-class award tickets for short-haul flights (less than 700 miles) within the U.S., or between the U.S. and Canada.

With the discount, the price of a round-trip Saver award is reduced from 25,000 to 17,500 miles, and a one-way Saver award drops from 12,500 to 8,750 miles. A round-trip Miles & Money award is reduced from 10,000 to 7,000 miles, plus cash, but United warns that “this award type may not be offered on every flight.”

Bookings must be made by September 30, but travel at the reduced prices can be completed any time before January 7, 2011.

Deal or No Deal

Paying less for awards always beats paying more. And this discount is refreshingly free of conditions and restrictions. ‘Nuf said.

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