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[Expired] [Deal Alert] United’s Surprise Adventure Week: Europe for 50k Miles

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To beat those January blues, United has kicked off a week of reduced-price award availability to destinations across the world.

Starting Monday, January 8, and each day of the week until January 12, the airline has released round-trip redemptions in economy for 50,000 miles to the following European cities: London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Brussels.

Here’s more information about Surprise Adventure Week and how you can snag a bargain redemption for yourself!

Surprise Adventure Week

Want to head to Europe for 50,000 miles round-trip? You’ll have to be free to travel between January 10 and March 20, 2024, as that’s the specific travel period for United’s Surprise Adventure Week.

You’ll have to make your mind up fast as each discounted destination will only be on sale for 1 day!

Let’s have a look at some examples from Day 1 to London.

Here’s an option from New York to London in February over Valentine’s:

New York to London for 50k United Miles
New York to London for 50,000 United Miles. Image Credit: United

You’ll find the same 50,000-mile redemptions from the West Coast, too.

San Francisco to London for 50K United Miles
San Francisco to London for 50,000 United Miles. Image Credit: United

Note the taxes and fees are in addition to the miles. These will vary depending on the route.

Typically you can expect round-trip economy redemptions to London from the U.S. to cash in at around 60,000 miles so you’d be saving around 10,000 miles when booking during Surprise Adventure Week.

Arguably, that doesn’t equate to huge savings, but it’s definitely better than nothing.

Hot Tip:

When paying the taxes and fees of a reward flight, we always advise (where possible) to use a credit card that will reward you for your United spending. For example, using the United Club℠ Infinite Card here would earn 4x points per $1 spent.

Before diving in and booking your ticket, there are a few terms to be made aware of:

  • You must be a MileagePlus Premier member to participate.
  • Basic Economy fares are not eligible for the promotion
  • The promotion is valid only on departures to London from the 48 contiguous U.S. states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)
  • There are no blackout dates

Final Thoughts

The week commencing January 8 will be full of tempting United redemptions for 50,000 miles to destinations around Europe.

United’s Surprise Adventure Week page will be updated each day with details of the new destination. Alternatively, check your United app where you’ll also find information.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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