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United MileagePlus Headliners: Use Miles to Bid on Unique Experiences

I received an e-mail from United Airlines late last night about a new way to use miles.

United introduced MileagePlus Headliners– a way to use your award miles to bid on once in a lifetime experiences.

Some of the things you can bid on are vacation packages, sporting events, concerts and “opportunites only offered by United…”.

Some other highligts they mention in the e-mail are:

  • Team USA Experience at the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • United Flight Simulator
  • VIP PGA Tour Experience
  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Trip
  • Professional Basketball Games

I looked around the Headliners site and the mileage prices for these experiences are not cheap.

As of 1/5/12, the bids for two United Flight Simulator experiences were 192,000 & 202,000 miles. The package sounds amazing but I’d prefer using my hard earned miles for travel.

There is also a Merchandise section where thousands of items are a fixed mileage price. Lots of items are available but all are give or take priced at double their value. For example- an iPad 2 can be purchased for about $500, on Headliners it is 107,800 miles!

If you don’t plan to travel and need a way to spend your miles, the new United MileagePlus Headliners might be a good way for you to use your miles and gives you lots of options to choose from.

If you are interested in checking out United MileagePlus Headliners, click here