|United Airlines A319|
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Bid Miles On Simulator Time
United is auctioning off 2 hours in a flight simulator and bidding is only at 123,000 miles (bidding ends tomorrow). This is a truly unique award because you can't buy this experience with money and shows the real value of frequent flyer programs. This isn't a discount, but an opportunity that would not be available without miles and makes the unattainable accessible.
UPDATE 7/26 - The auction wound up going for 135,000. Not bad considering the two free flights to Denver would cost 50,000 miles plus maybe 15,000 miles for the hotel stay.