United’s Adding Basic Economy to International Flights

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Prepare yourself for more changes with United basic economy — and no, this time it isn’t good news. As suggested over the summer, beginning Dec. 11, United will be adding an expanded version of its basic economy product to select transatlantic flights. Currently, the airline offers a special “first bag charge/no changes allowed” booking category, that’s …

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Earn Elite and Lifetime Credits With United Basic Economy Fares

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

As the rare product that airlines actually don’t want you to purchase, United’s historically done just about everything it could to make basic economy as unappealing as possible. Finally, there’s a bit of good news on that front. United’s basic economy fares exclude seat assignments, carry-on bags, Economy Plus or first class upgrades — and, inexplicably, …

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What Does It Take to Earn United Global Services Status in 2018?

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

In addition to published top tiers, like American’s Executive Platinum, Delta Diamond and United Premier 1K, all three carriers offer an even higher level of status, reserved specifically for the biggest spenders. While accruing more Premier Qualifying Miles (PQMs) after reaching Premier 1K will earn you even more perks with United, when it comes to …

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy & Gift Miles Up To 75% Bonus Through December 19, 2018

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines Buy Miles December 2018United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy & gift miles at up to 75% bonus sale through December 19, 2018. There can be better personalized offers for up to 100% extra (check). United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly […]

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Fare Sale: NYC-Barcelona Nonstop Flights On United For $268 RT

Written by Stephen Pepper @ Frequent Miler's Quick Deals

If you’re planning trips for next year and Europe is on your list, there’s currently a fare sale to several European cities with tickets available for less than $300. These round trip flights are on United and are nonstop to cities including Barcelona for $268, Rome for $271 and Paris for $281. The Deal Book round trip flights to Barcelona and other European cities from $268. Key Terms Expiry date unknown, but prices are unlikely…

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Former NBA Player Sues United Airlines for ‘Race-Baiting’ Crew

Written by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Former Utah Jazz point guard Eric Murdock, together with a fellow traveler, filed a $10 million lawsuit against United Airlines this week. Murdock is suing over a confrontation with a flight attendant in July that resulted in the retired NBA record-setter being escorted off United Airlines Flight 1537 by local TSA officials. New Jersey native …

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Planning Your Ski Trip With Points and Miles

Written by Jason Steele @ The Points Guy

It’s that time of year again — when the weather turns cold, the mountains get their first snowfall and people start planning their next ski or snowboarding trip. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele and Colorado resident shares his tips for booking award travel to the slopes. Several Colorado ski areas opened early this year, and …

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Analysis Of The Airline Pilot On Grindr While At Work, The Bag NOT To Check, Great Credit Card Checklist, & More

Written by joeheg @ Your Mileage May Vary

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along. Loyalty Lobby shared an article about how it might…

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Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2018 and Beyond

Written by Kaeli Conforti @ The Points Guy

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, we’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like schedules and aircraft, among other things) may …

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The Day I Cried in the Middle of Newark Airport (and Why United Is Partially to Blame)

Written by Summer Hull @ The Points Guy

Fact: family travel (while worth it), can be tough. Also a fact: As a parent, traveling without your family can be even tougher. In fact, I recently took a trip without my kids and found it to be one of the most challenging departures of all. That’s why, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, I found …

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Were You Targeted to Earn Bonus Miles in United’s Latest Promotion?

Written by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

This week, United launched a new promotion to targeted MileagePlus members. The program incentivizes select MileagePlus members to book and fly a certain number of trips or miles before a specific date in order to earn a targeted bonus. Offers just popped up for trips now through Jan. 31, 2019. To see if you’re targeted for …

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United Adding 777-300ER to Newark-Hong Kong Flight

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

There was some very good news buried in Friday’s Premium Plus announcement from United — beginning March 30, 2019, the airline will begin flying a new Boeing 777-300ER on its third longest flight, with daily service between Newark (EWR) and Hong Kong (HKG), replacing the dated 777-200ER currently operating that flight. There will be more seats …

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Redeem United Miles for SFO Polaris Lounge Access (and a Free Cookbook)

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

United’s Polaris Lounges are intended to be exclusive, and they are — access is limited to passengers flying in United Polaris, or those traveling in business or first class on a long-haul flight operated by another Star Alliance carrier. From time to time, there are other opportunities to gain access, though. Currently, United is offering …

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United Launches Dreamliner Service From Denver to Frankfurt

Written by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

Come next year, Denver will have yet another nonstop flight to Europe. United, which launched seasonal 787 Dreamliner service to London (LHR) earlier this year, will begin serving Frankfurt on May 2, 2019. While Frankfurt itself might not top the list of tourist hotspots, I recently had a phenomenal time visiting nearby Heidelberg, a one-hour bus …

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