Where Can We Go With United Miles When We Won’t Fly On United?

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

We’ve made a choice to avoid flying on United Airlines. For our normal travels, it doesn’t cause much of a hardship as we don’t live at a United hub airport. We’ve been able to find flights to where we want without using them an…

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Planning a Family Trip to Vienna

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and it oozes Old World charm. It’s full of marble-clad buildings, impressive coffeehouses, art museums and leafy parks and plazas hugging the Danube River. There’s truly something for everyone in this family-friendly European city filled with culture and history. Visiting palaces, watching the famous …

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Check to See if You’re Targeted to Get United Club Access Free for a Year

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

In a return of an amazing offer from early 2018, some United MileagePlus members are reporting being targeted for Chase’s United Club Card with the $450 annual fee waived for the first year. To see if you’re targeted, visit mpclubcard.com/adventure and log in with your United MileagePlus credentials. If you were targeted — like TPG …

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How to Fly the Real United Polaris to Europe This Summer

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

While United has come a long way since the slow and still-incomplete launch of its new Polaris business class, this top-notch hard product is still only available on a fraction of United’s long-haul fleet. The difference between United’s old and new business class seats is night and day, from a 2-4-2 configuration on some planes …

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How to Plan the Perfect Family Trip to Rome

Written by Amy Bizzarri @ The Points Guy

Any list of the most visited cities in the world always includes Rome. There’s no question why. Full of temples, churches and architectural marvels, Rome is a journey through time. With a history spanning 28 centuries, Rome is one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe, with its entire city center listed by UNESCO …

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United and Avianca Award Booking Issues Appear to Be Fixed

Written by Carissa Rawson @ The Points Guy

Over the last few months, we’ve written about issues that members have had redeeming Avianca and United miles on partner airlines. Today, there’s excellent news, as reports filtering in are stating that these issues appear to be resolved. For six months, United and Singapore have been struggling to resolve an “IT issue” that has prevented …

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When Does Your Airline Elite Status Expire?

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Unless you’re lucky and devoted enough to become a million miler and lock in your airline elite status for life, the process of qualifying for and maintaining airline elite status is a yearly endeavor. Even though we’re only halfway through the year, it’s already time to start finalizing your plans to earn (or requalify for) …

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Tips for Planning a Family Trip to Tel Aviv — Using Miles and Points

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Tel Aviv is a fun and energetic city that despite being popular for its nightlife is also extremely family-friendly. As the major metropolitan city of Israel, it incorporates the country’s love for families and children, making it an ideal vacation spot. Grown-ups can enjoy its cutting edge art and stellar food while kids can frolic …

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Singapore, United Still Struggle to Fix Award Availability Issue

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

If you’re a United MilagePlus member wanting to book award travel with Singapore Airlines using your United miles its been bad news for the last six months. While we have seen things like this with United’s system before, most were resolved fairly quickly. Even when United pulled Singapore award availability for nearly four years you …

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Tomorrow Only: United’s Unique Flight Out of Hawaii in Business Class For Only 50K Miles

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

United Airlines’ immediate suspension of its Newark to Mumbai route has led to a unique opportunity on Sunday, June 22. The airline is moving a Boeing 777-300 from Mumbai back to the mainland US tomorrow. The aircraft has been ferried from Mumbai to Honolulu and tomorrow at 7am it will depart for Newark (EWR), according …

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United & American Airline Shopping Portals: Earn 500-1,000 Bonus Miles

Written by Stephen Pepper @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

The United and American Airlines shopping portals are both offering bonus miles for the next week or two when hitting spending thresholds. Deal 1 – United MileagePlus Shopping Spend $150 and earn 500 bonus miles. Spend $300 and earn 1,000 bonus miles. Offer valid June 10-23, 2019. Direct link to offer. Deal 2 – American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping Spend $200 and earn 500 bonus miles Offer valid June 10-16, 2019. Direct link to offer. Quick…

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Planning a Family Trip to Jerusalem

Written by Devorah Lev-Tov @ The Points Guy

Jerusalem’s intricate history, going back thousands of years, makes this city a must-see destination for the whole family. Kids can explore the Western Wall tunnels, the Arab Quarter market and the archaeological wonder that is the City of David. You can also get a feel for modern life in Israel’s capital city at the bustling …

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How to Book Lie-Flat Seats on Hawaiian Airlines for 40,000 Miles

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

More than 9 million people visit Hawaii every year, and most of them need to catch a ride on a plane to get to paradise. From the fleet of Southwest 737s flying from the West Coast to Hawaiian Airlines A330s with lie-flat seats operating on the longest route in the United States from Boston to …

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The Best Hotel Credit Cards for On-Property Credits

Written by Eric Rosen @ The Points Guy

It’s been an exciting year for hotel credit cards. With the launch of Marriott Bonvoy in February, we saw the debut of several new and rebranded cards, and Hilton took the opportunity to overhaul its card slate last year. Among the most appealing developments was the creation of new premium credit cards from two loyalty …

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Limited Time: Earn 10 United Miles Per Dollar on Discounted Disneyland Tickets

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

There are multiple ways to earn and use points on tickets to Disneyland, but rarely is there an opportunity to purchase discounted tickets and earn 10 airline miles per dollar at the same time. However, if a trip to Disneyland is on your family’s near-term horizon (before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens), then today is …

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How to Travel More for Fewer Miles With the United Excursionist Perk

Written by Richard Kerr @ The Points Guy

In the fall of 2016, United made several changes to its MileagePlus program, most notably eliminating the two open jaws and complimentary stopover on round-trip award tickets as well as nixing the ability to piece together your own itineraries based on what you found with segment-by-segment searches and then calling a phone agent. Prior to …

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United & Star Alliance MileagePlus Award Charts

Written by Drew Macomber @ Travel is Free

I realized that United no longer publishes an award chart, and the one I had on my “Complete List of Airline Award Charts” is outdated, so I decided to make one of my own (and update the list of charts as well). This post has the United Miles Star Alliance Award Chart, and also a […]

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Why Transferable Points Are More Valuable Than Ever

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

For anyone who’s lurked around the points and miles world for at least a few years, there are a handful things that every award traveler will know. The most important of all of these is simple: Devaluations of loyalty programs are always imminent. Earlier this month, United announced it would be moving to a dynamic …

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