United is offering double miles on their Washington Dulles to Dubai route for flights ticketed and flown between October 3, 2012, and March 31, 2013. They’re offering double miles for travel in paid first class, business class, and full fare economy (Y and B fare classes), and 50% bonus miles for travel in any other paid coach fare classes.
Registration is required prior to travel using confirmation code TB4M62.
This promotion is interesting because a lot of the promotions we’ve seen lately are limited to paid premium cabin and full fare tickets, while this one is valid for discounted fares too. While it’s not a mileage run and of itself, this certainly makes a quick trip or vacation to Dubai a lot more “justifiable” for a mileage nut.
For example, Los Angeles to Dubai roundtrip fares are as low as $1,160 all-in roundtrip. From Los Angeles to Dubai through Washington Dulles roundtrip you’re looking at 18,713 flown miles. If you’re a Premier 1K that amount is doubled, so you’re looking at 37,426 miles. And when you factor in the 50% bonus between Washington Dulles and Dubai, you’re looking at a total of 44,495 redeemable miles. Again, not amazing and life changing, but a really nice bonus nonetheless. And with that example I didn’t even maximize the routing, as you can add another connection or two in each direction.
Certainly worth keeping in mind if you’ve been eying a trip to Dubai.