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