United is celebrating 50 years of service between the U.S. and Mexico. As a result, MileagePlus members can enjoy a 5k discount on MileagePlus Saver Awards in economy. Book by 2/24, and travel between 4/29 – 5/26.
Here’s a screenshot of the offer. For full terms go here.
Notable terms & conditions:
- Offer is valid for travel on all days of the week.
- For this offer, “roundtrip” is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel ending at the origin city, and with all segments on flights operated by United Airlines. A segment is defined as one takeoff and one landing. Open-jaw itineraries within the same region do qualify for the discount. Stopovers are not permitted.
- A booking service charge may apply for travel booked less than 21 days before departure.
Chicago > Mexico City
Seattle > Cancún
*Note: Connecting flights with partner airlines or contracted regional airlines are note eligible for the discount.
In conclusion, this is a ‘cherry on top’ type deal if you had a trip to Mexico in mind, but maybe not worth going out of your way for it. From time to time United offers RT awards from for 45k which would be a better value than this. So whether or not you should jump on this one will largely depend on your personal circumstances. In any case, 50 years is certainly a milestone and should be celebrated indeed.