Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

Buy United MileagePlus Miles With A Mystery Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Friday, May 29, 2020, United is offering a mystery bonus on purchased miles. The accounts I manage mostly show a bonus of 75% when you buy…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
United Polaris Lounge Watermark

Review: United Club Infinite Card

In mid-March, Chase and United introduced a new premium co-branded credit card. The timing of this introduction wasn't exactly great, especially given that lounge access is one of the primary benefits of the card, and this is a time where many of us…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
American Economy

Airline Crews Told Not To Enforce Face Mask Policy

Within the past week major US airlines have introduced a policy requiring all passengers to wear face masks or some sort of face coverings on flights. While the messaging seems strong, flight attendants and pilots are being told that they shouldn't actually…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
United Polaris 767 – 28

United Airlines Flips The Script On Social Distancing

I've gotta give United Airlines credit for this one... well played. Airlines have been doing an awful job when it comes to managing expectations regarding how full flights will be. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about United Airlines' social distancing…

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Filed Under: United
United 757

United Airlines Appoints New President

United Airlines has just named Brett J. Hart as the new President of the company, as he'll be taking over the role as of next week. In late 2019 it was announced that as of May 20, 2020, Scott Kirby would take over as CEO of United Airlines, replacing…

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Filed Under: United
United 737 12

Oh Great: United Airlines Redefines “Cancelled”

There has been a lot of frustration among people regarding the ways that airlines have handled refunds. Even in countries where the government is requiring airlines to provide cash refunds for flight cancellations, we've seen airlines take a few different…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 29

United Airlines Reports $1.7 Billion First Quarter Loss

Over the past couple of weeks some major US airlines have reported their first quarter results, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines. While we got a hint of what United Airlines' first quarter results would look like last…

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Filed Under: United
Ana 777 Business Class – 36

Ouch: United MileagePlus Raises Partner Award Costs

Unbelievable. At a time when loyalty programs should be trying to woo customers, United Airlines is instead trying to push them away. A couple of days ago United MileagePlus quietly revealed plans to make it harder to earn status on partner airlines.…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
United Polaris 767 – 28

CORRECTION: United Airlines’ Social Distancing Sham

Earlier I wrote about what I perceived to be United Airlines' new social distancing policy, based on a press release from the airline. I figured it was coming, since they're a couple of weeks behind the competition here -- Alaska, American, Delta, Lufthansa,…

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Filed Under: United
United 767

United Airlines CEO Paints Grim Picture Of Future

United Airlines yesterday published a letter that they're sending to employees. There's nothing terribly surprising in there, it's just a reminder of how bad things are going to get, and that job cuts should be expected as of October 1. I can't help…

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Filed Under: United
Delta One A330 900neo – 59

Delta & United Looking To Pre-Sell Miles To Banks

It looks like at least a couple of major airlines might be looking to pre-sell miles to their co-brand card issuers, which is never a good sign (but also shouldn't come as any sort of a surprise, since we all know how dire the current situation is).…

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Filed Under: Delta, United