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If you love Mexico as much as we do and want to book an economy saver award trip to head there using United miles then you can do it for 5,000 fewer miles if you want to travel from April 29, 2017 – May 26, 2017.
To celebrate United’s 50th anniversary of flying between the US and Mexico, they are knocking 5,000 miles off round trip saver awards to Mexico when departing from the US (other than Hawaii) and Canada. This means you can book a round trip for 30,000 total miles instead if the regular 35,000 miles, assuming you can find saver award availability. Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount and stopovers are not permitted. One-way awards are pricing with the discount.
I do want to add that United generally over-charges for awards to Mexico compared to other programs like American Airlines and ANA. In fact, if you book your United operated award flights to Mexico through Star Alliance partner ANA you will always pay 30,000 miles for a round trip from the US to Mexico, and you can easily transfer Amex Membership Reward points from cards like The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express and The Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN to ANA at a 1:1 ratio.
However, if you want to use your United miles to head to Mexico this spring, this is lower than the normal saver award rate of 17,500 miles each way. To take advantage of this offer you must book by February 24, 2017.
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