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Frequent Flyer Program Changes: Enough Is Enough

This past week United Airlines revealed some massive changes to their MileagePlus program, where we're seeing them completely change how qualifying for status works. Now you can earn status exclusively through spending, with no requirement to fly any…

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Filed Under: MileagePlus, Reward Programs
United 787 10

United MileagePlus Reveals Massive Changes For 2020

A couple of weeks ago United Airlines introduced PlusPoints, their new system for awarding upgrades. That seemed like a positive development, so some of us wondered what the catch was, since it's not often that airlines make positive changes to frequent…

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United 787 Polaris – 50

Stack Promos To Buy United Miles For 1.47 Cents Each

While United often sells miles at a discount, rarely does it represent a good deal. At the moment there's a promotion that can generate you United MileagePlus miles for under 1.5 cents each, in the right increments. There are two promotions that can…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
United Polaris

30% Bonus: Convert Hotel Points Into United Miles

United has just launched a potentially lucrative bonus when you transfer hotel points to MileagePlus. Through November 30, 2019, United MileagePlus is offering a 30% bonus when you convert hotel points into airline miles. The bonus applies for transfers…

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Filed Under: Hotels, MileagePlus
Thai Airways A350 Business Class – 28

United Airlines Admits Dynamic Partner Award Pricing

This April, United MileagePlus announced that they'd abolish award charts, following Delta's lead. Well, there's an update on that, and I'm not fully sure what to make of it... Back in April United essentially provided no advance notice of huge changes…

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Filed Under: Awards, MileagePlus
United 787 Polaris – 39

United Airlines’ New PlusPoints Upgrade System

United Airlines has just announced a significant adjustment to how their upgrades work for Premier Platinum and Premier 1K members. On the surface these sound like incredibly positive changes, but is there a catch? Currently all United MileagePlus elite…

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United 787 10

United MileagePlus Miles No Longer Expire — Is That Good News?

Today United Airlines has announced that effective immediately MileagePlus award miles no longer expire. That's great news... or is it? Luc Bondar, United's Vice President of Loyalty and President of MileagePlus, had the following to say regarding this…

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United Polaris 777 – 41

Massive United MileagePlus Devaluation: My Thoughts

Yesterday I wrote about the massive changes that United is making to the MileagePlus program for travel as of November 15, 2019. Essentially they're following Delta's lead, as they completely abolish award charts and no longer have a minimum or maximum…

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United 787 Polaris – 2

United MileagePlus Abolishes Award Charts

United will be making some massive changes to their MileagePlus frequent flyer program. They haven't formally announced these changes, but rather have just talked to some bloggers. Since they didn't contact me, I'll just go off what other bloggers have…

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Filed Under: Awards, MileagePlus
United 737 12

United MileagePlus’ Dynamic Award Pricing Trend

In general in the frequent flyer program world we're seeing a trend towards dynamic award pricing. In other words, rather than following a simple award chart, award pricing varies by flight, and largely correlates to how much a ticket would cost in cash.…

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Filed Under: Awards, MileagePlus
Tap Business Class

United MileagePlus Restores Awards On TAP & Thai

Since January 15, 2019, United MileagePlus members haven't had access to award availability on Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Thai Airways. This wasn't just a temporary glitch, but was an intentional outage, and a memo was sent to reservations…

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Filed Under: Awards, MileagePlus
Thai Airways First Class 747 – 2

United Blocking Singapore, Thai, And TAP Portugal Awards

Airline partnerships can be complicated, and this is especially true when it comes to redeeming miles on partner airlines. Different airlines take different approaches to releasing award space. Some airlines make more award seats available to members…

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Filed Under: Awards, MileagePlus
United 737

United Now Awards Elite Miles On Basic Economy Tickets

It sure is nice to see US airlines backtrack a bit when it comes to basic economy. While Delta has been selling basic economy tickets for years, both American and United only began selling them in early 2017. While Delta only had mild restrictions in…

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Filed Under: MileagePlus, Reward Programs
Macbook Air

Today Only: Earn 5x United Miles Per Dollar Spent With Apple

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn anyway for credit card spend. Whenever I…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
United Polaris Lounge Houston – 29

United Changing Requirements And Benefits For Elite Status

There's nothing quite like a Friday afternoon announcement on the last day of the quarter to demonstrate confidence in your business decision, but that's the approach United MileagePlus has chosen to take with these updates to their elite program. In…

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