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Last Day to Book Discounted United to Alaska

If you can book by the end of the day today, Monday, June 7, you can save 5,000 miles on the price of an award trip from the Lower 48 to Alaska.

Offer Details

Mileage Plus members can book a round-trip, coach-class United award flight between the continental U.S. and Anchorage for 20,000 miles, a 5,000-mile discount from the 25,000 miles normally required.

Travel must be completed between June 14 and August 22, but reservations at the discounted rate must be made on by end-of-day today, June 7.

Deal or No Deal

This is the tenth time United has offered such an award discount, firmly establishing a pattern that Mileage Plus members must applaud.

Of the recent discounts, however, this is among the least compelling. Trips to Alaska, after all, aren’t at the top of most travelers’ to-do lists.

On the other hand, a flight to the far north is exactly the sort of opportunistic trip—last minute, to an offbeat destination, at a great price—that could turn out to be a memorable experience as well as a solid value.

Reader Reality Check

Alaska anyone?

Have you taken advantage of any of United’s previous award discounts?

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