Delta SkyMiles Elevated Status Match Through October 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Today, Delta Air Lines launched an elevated limited-time status match campaign for tier members from competing US airlines. You can get equal or higher Medallion status with Delta through March 31, 2021, and a fast track offer to keep it until January 31, 2022. You can access this offer on Delta’s website here. Matched Airlines: […]

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 100% Bonus Until October 27, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has launched a MileagePlus buy miles sale that comes with an up to 100% bonus. The offer is valid through October 27, and you can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here. United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or […]

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Airfare of the Day [Polaris] UNITED AIRLINES Honolulu to Milan from $2,462

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their low/off-peak season midweek business class advanced purchase round trip fares between Honolulu (HNL), USA and Milan (MXP), Italy. Remember you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. Fare Details: Fare: United (UA) PLX86SNC HNL to MIL. Booking class: P. […]

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LAST CALL: United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 85% Bonus Until September 24, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines launched a buy MileagePlus offer the other week that ends this Thursday. You can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here (often personalized offers) United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (the same offer because United limits […]

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How Valuable & Profitable Are Airline Frequent Flyer Programs?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

US-based airlines American, Delta, and United, have all issued debt backed by their respective frequent flyer programs to the tune of $6B or more each. Hilton and Marriott have presold Honors and Bonvoy points in advance to credit card issuers (American Express and Chase). Financial Times ran an interesting story this week about the valuation […]

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 100% Bonus 7-Day Sale Until September 16, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has launched a MileagePlus buy miles 7-day Sale that comes with an up to 100% bonus. The offer is valid through September 16, and you can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here. United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus […]

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United Airlines Permanently Eliminates Change Fees On Domestic Travel, Amends Standby Rules Effective January 1st 2021

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines made a big announcement yesterday that the airline has eliminated all change fees for U.S. domestic travel effective immediately and makes this feature available to all customers. From January 1st of next year the carrier will also change the standby rules, allowing all passengers to fly same day standby for free and allow […]

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Select LATAM Brasil Awards Now Available Using United Miles?

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

When I was searching for awards within South America and Brazil on United’s website, I was surprised to find availability on flights operated by LATAM Brasil. The reason why these LATAM Brasil’s flights now appear on United.com is the codeshare partnership between Azul (United partner) and LATAM’s Brazilian arm (formerly TAM). You can access United […]

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 100% Bonus Flash Sale Through August 27, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has launched a MileagePlus buy miles Mystery Sale that comes with an up to 100% bonus. The offer is valid through August 27, 2020, and you can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here. United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% […]

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United Airlines Travel Bank Now Offers 10% Bonus For Adding Funds Until August 5, 2020 (Be Careful!)

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines had for a long time a function called Travel Bank which is basically an online account where you can store funds to be used for future travel, deposited via regular payment methods. The airline has now rolled out a promotion where you receive 10% bonus on top of all your funds deposited into […]

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United Airlines Drops Regional Affiliate Express Jet, Sticks With CommutAir

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has announced that it will end the longstanding partnership with Express Jet, a regional carrier who operated 50-seater planes like the Embraer ERJ-145 for United. In the future these regional flights will be operated by CommutAir as United seeks to shrink it’s operations overall. For Express Jet the end of this business relationship […]

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United Airlines Extends Face Mask Requirement At Airports To Include Check-In, United Clubs, Gate & Baggage Claim

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines today announced that it would require passengers to wear a face-covering at all touchpoints including check-in, United Club, gate and baggage claim areas starting this Friday (July 24, 2020). The airline will first warn passengers if they are not wearing one and offer a disposable mask for free. The airline may blacklist the […]

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles 100% Bonus Flash Sale Through July 16, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has launched a MileagePlus buy miles Flash Sale that comes with a 100% bonus for most members. The offer is valid through July 16, 2020., and you can check your bonus or discount offer on United’s website here. United Airlines has promotions monthly for buying miles, but they all max out at a […]

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United Airlines MileagePlus Multiply Your Miles Promotion For Travel Through August 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines has launched a new offer to get MileagePlus members to book and fly this summer through August 31, 2020. Eligible MileagePlus members will earn bonus miles (personalized offers) for flights booked after registering for this offer. You can check your eligibility on UA’s website here. My Account: Well. These offers have never worked […]

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American Airlines and United Airlines Cancel Their Hong Kong Flights Due To Crew Testing Requirement

Written by Sebastian Powell @ LoyaltyLobby

American Airlines and United Airlines have both announced cancellations of their Hong Kong flights again as the country now requires that all crew members are tested for Covid-19. Except the Quarantine requirement this would place passengers and crew on the same level as far as the preventive measures against coronavirus goes and airlines (or unions) […]

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United Airlines May Layoff Half Of Its Employees On October 1, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

United Airlines, according to the WSJ, is considering laying off close half of its employees (36,000) on October 1, 2020, once the government-subsidized payroll protection runs out. The airline is still burning $40M per day ($1B+ per month) and is trying to reduce the employee numbers by using voluntary buyout programs first. Here’s an excerpt […]

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Choice Privileges To United Airlines 100% Conversion Bonus Through July 31, 2020

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Choice Privileges and United Airlines have launched a conversion offer for transfers made until July 31, 2020. Privilege points to MileagePlus miles conversions are doubled during the offer period. You can access this offer on Choice’s website here. READ MORE: Choice Privileges Rate & Bonus Points Offers You can usually convert at 5:1 ratio that […]

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Airfare of the Day [Business Class] SWISS Los Angeles to Zurich from $1,850

Written by Freddo Zabaleta @ LoyaltyLobby

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their business class advance purchase round trip fares between Los Angeles (LAX), USA and Zurich (ZRH), Switzerland, that allows to be routed on Swiss (LX) nonstop service. Remember that you can always email or send us a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions. This fare is being […]

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American & United Require Passengers To Wear Masks Or Do-Not-Fly List Awaits

Written by John Ollila @ LoyaltyLobby

Airlines in the United States have requested and strongly suggested that passengers should use masks on flights, but there has been effectively no enforcement, and flight attendants have been mostly asked to look away. Airlines for America, industry lobbying group, announced on Monday that their member airline would begin “vigorously” enforcing the face-covering requirements. United […]

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