For a few months now, the United Airlines MileagePlus Amex credit card (issued by MBNA) has had the unique distinction of being the only UK airline credit card with NO sign-up bonus!
Things are improving, though. Via this link, you can now earn 15,000 bonus United miles when you take out their card. The card is free and you only need to spend £300 within 60 days to trigger the bonus.
The offer runs until 30th November.
As United is a Star Alliance member, you can redeem miles on Lufthansa, Swiss etc as well as United itself. Here is a PDF of their award chart with Star Alliance awards on page 3.
A one-way business class award to the Middle East is 27,500 miles, so you’d need an extra 12,500 miles which you could buy or transfer from a hotel programme. A one-way to Dubai in economy would be only 17,500 miles, so you pretty much get them all from the card. If you’re heading to the US, a one-way Saver-level award in business from New York to San Francisco would be 25,000 miles.
In the main, though, the main beneficiaries of this deal will be people who already have some MileagePlus miles they want to build up.
(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)