TPG Points Lab: How many miles do you really save with a United credit card?

Written by Nick Ewen @ The Points Guy

The Points Lab is TPG’s newest team, dedicated to using data and leveraging technology to create resources, tools and analyses to help readers more effectively and efficiently use their points and miles. Past articles have included deep-dives into Lufthansa first-class award availability, Marriott’s peak and off-peak pricing and award flights to Tahiti. Today we’re looking …

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Hotel points into United Miles – 30% conversion bonus

Written by From the Newsroom @ Mighty Travels

United airlines just came out with a new offer for a limited time only. You can now transfer hotel points to MileagePlus with an extra bonus of up to 25.000 extra miles. You can take advantage of this offer from October 9 to November 30, 2019. For all of you that have some hotel points […]

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Get a 30% bonus when transferring hotel points to United

Written by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Have a Star Alliance redemption in mind and stash of hotel points waiting to be used? Here’s your opportunity, as United is offering a 30% bonus when converting points from Marriott, IHG, Choice, AccorHotels, Radisson, Shangri-La, World of Hyatt or Wyndham loyalty programs into United miles. However, the best transfers are with Marriott or Radisson. …

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How to get to Iceland on points and miles

Written by Andrea M. Rotondo @ The Points Guy

After a major financial crisis from 2008 to 2011, Iceland turned to tourism (as well as some serious banking reforms) to reinvigorate its economy. That turned out to be a boon both for Icelanders and the millions of travelers who have since visited this northern island nation. Even now, travelers are flocking to Iceland in …

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Your ultimate guide to upgrading with miles

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Far and away the most coveted perk in commercial aviation is an upgrade to a comfier seat with better legroom, more recline and better food and beverage options. While it’s easy to envy the elite members who get “complimentary” upgrades, anyone who’s ever taken an economics class will tell you that there’s no such thing …

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Your guide to invitation-only elite status tiers

Written by Ethan Steinberg @ The Points Guy

Frequent travelers know that having elite status with your preferred airline or hotel chain can go a long way towards making your time on the road more comfortable. From complimentary upgrades and bonus points to waived fees and better customer service, it’s no surprise that these major companies want to make sure their most valuable …

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These are the world’s best United Clubs

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

United offers a fantastic new hangout called the Polaris Lounge, but access is limited to business- or first-class passengers traveling on a long-haul United Polaris or partner flight — even top-tier elites aren’t able to get in unless they’re booked on the “right” flights. There’s not even an option to join as a member or …

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Donate to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and earn United miles

Written by J. Scott Clark @ The Points Guy

Hurricane Dorian left the Bahamas devastated and the islands will need a huge amount of time and resources to recover. To help, United Airlines has launched a crowd funding campaign — the airline will match donations up to $100,000 to support relief efforts in the Bahamas. One of the charities that United is supporting, Airlink, works with non-governmental organizations …

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New Round Of United Mile Play Offers Being Sent Out

Written by Stephen Pepper @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

A couple of weeks ago Nick wrote about United’s Mile Play promotion. If you weren’t targeted for an offer back then, be sure to check again now as United seems to have targeted a new set of MileagePlus members for an offer. The Deal Earn bonus miles when completing tasks with United’s Mile Play promotion. Direct link to registration. Key Terms Activities must be completed by October 31, 2019. Only transactions initiated after registration and…

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Traveling to Portugal: 7 things to know before you go

Written by Dia Adams @ The Points Guy

Chances are you know someone who recently traveled to Portugal and is raving about it. After spending two weeks exploring Portugal with my family, I wholeheartedly recommend the country as a great destination for kids. But even the best places have pitfalls that come with the highlights, so here is what I encountered while visiting …

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United MileagePlus Miles No Longer Expire

Written by Island Miler @ Jeffsetter Travel

Have you heard? United MileagePlus miles no longer expire! For me, though, this means nothing. And that’s not just because I don’t fly United. It’s because there are better places to park your Star Alliance miles. No More Expiring Points! Earlier this week, United Airlines became the second legacy airline to do away with mileage […]

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