For the next week, through January 8th, United is offering a 30% discount in the cost of fees for transferring MileagePlus miles from one person to another. You must transfer at least 2000 miles and there is a 100,000 mile maximum.
Is this a good deal? Transferring miles is rarely a good deal, even with a discount. This is because most frequent flyer programs – including United – allow you to use your miles to book an award ticket for someone else. So there’s usually no need to transfer tens of thousands of miles to someone else. But, if the other person only needs a few thousand to top off an award, it might be worth it.
The transfers cost $10.50 per 1000 miles along with a $14 processing fee for each transaction.
Note that you can only transfer 25,000 miles to a single recipient per calendar year.
If you want to transfer miles, click here to go to the United website.