How to prevent United miles from expiring (for now)

I track all of the mileage accounts I manage for people through Award Wallet, and I just got a notice saying that my dad’s United Mileage Plus miles will expire in a few weeks. He only has about 25,000 miles which I’m sure he’ll get…

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Filed Under: Advice, Continental

Details of United’s 2012 Mileage Plus program released

Yesterday United finally unveiled the details of their 2012 Mileage Plus program. Many of you probably remember that I posted about rumored changes to the Mileage Plus program back in August based on what I was told by an inside source. Ultimately there…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United makes some changes that you’ll actually like!

Per UA Insider on FlyerTalk, United is actually making some positive changes, and there doesn’t seem to be a catch! Improved long-haul comfort with more flat-bed seats. In September, we’ll begin installing all-new flat-bed seats in the premium…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United and Continental start cross-fleeting

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now, so I guess it’s still better late than never. There are a lot of senior flight attendants that live in Tampa and commute to Washington, doing nothing but Asia and Europe flying. I end…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Another example of why it never hurts to ask….

Yesterday I blogged about the great sign up bonus of 50,000 miles after the first purchase that Chase is offering on the Continental OnePass Mastercard. As I mentioned in the post, I signed up for the card just under three months ago when the sign up…

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Filed Under: Chase, Continental

How to book Continental one way awards… sort of kind of…

Unlike United, Continental doesn’t allow one way award tickets, which is a huge frustration to many. However, The Points Guy outlines a way to kind of book a one way award. Basically, Continental doesn’t actually require you to book a roundtrip…

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Filed Under: Awards, Continental

Continental changes the terms of their status match program

It seems that as of a few days ago, Continental has changed the terms of their status match program. Previously, Continental was one of the most generous airlines when it came to status matching, granting matches to even their top tier Platinum status…

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Filed Under: Continental

Comparing the upgrade policies at Continental and United

I’ve dedicated a considerable amount of time on this blog to speculating about post-merger United, though I don’t think I’ve explicitly discussed the differences in how Continental and United process upgrades. To keep things simple,…

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Filed Under: Advice, Continental

United and Continental to begin cross-fleeting

Ah, one of the most frustrating pre-merger airline practices is about to begin — cross-fleeting! That’s when a merged airline isn’t yet flying under the same operating certificate, yet they deploy planes on each others routes. Well,…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United/Continental elite program changes coming

Well, United and Continental have announced some changes to their mileage program for next year to further align the programs. Based on this thread on FlyerTalk, you would think the world is coming to an end. Before I provide my thoughts, check out the…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Well, here comes the Continental/United merger…

Mentally, for me, the Continental/United merger just went from being an abstract thought to a reality. Check out this picture of the first Continental 737 being repainted in, well, Continental colors (with the United name stamped on it). And rumor has…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Continental/American Express partnership to end. Ouch!

While this is hardly surprising thanks to the merger with United and strong ties that both companies have with Chase, it still stings. The partnership between American Express and Continental will officially be ending on September 30, 2011 (yes, that’s…

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Filed Under: American Express, Continental