Double Redeemable MileagePlus Miles Between Seattle and Select West Coast Cities — But…

This Airbus A320-232 aircraft operated by United Airlines had just been towed from the gate to the tarmac to prepare to be on its way to the runway for take off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on October 7, 2013. Photograph ©2013 by Brian Cohen.

If you are a frequent flier who travels to or from Seattle often, you are most likely quite happy these days.

You can earn double MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles when you fly as a passenger now through May 31, 2014 on aircraft operated by United Airlines or United Express on non-stop flights between Seattle and San Francisco, Anchorage, Portland or Los Angeles International Airport.

However, you must register for this promotion and purchase your tickets by December 31, 2013. Although connections are allowed, the bonus MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles are only valid on the non-stop segments between Seattle and San Francisco, Anchorage, Portland or Los Angeles International Airport. Travel must be in F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q, V, W and S fare classes. This offer cannot be combined with other offers which also cannot be combined.

Other terms and conditions apply.

United Airlines has expanded the surfeit of riches for you if you travel to or from Seattle often: Delta Air Lines is already offering double SkyMiles and double Medallion Qualification Miles between Seattle and Anchorage, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco for flights through October 31, 2014; and Alaska Airlines already has a promotion which offers double Mileage Plan frequent flier loyalty program miles and double elite qualification miles on select non-stop flights between Seattle and Oakland, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa for flights through May 31, 2014.

The promotion by Delta Air Lines appears to be the best of the three if you have flights between Seattle and Los Angeles or San Francisco in your future simply because of the longer promotion period.

Because United Airlines seems to not be offering elite qualification miles during this promotion — and because of the three promotions, this one has the fewest eligible airports — FlyerTalk member noah was prompted to comment that this is the “Lamest Promo Ever”.

Compared to the other two promotions, I would tend to agree that this promotion by United Airlines is indeed lame.

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