American 787 Business Class – 2
Earn Bonus Miles With New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

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 for credit card spending. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: Alaska, American
United 767
United Airlines Delays Return To JFK

United Airlines has just delayed and significantly scaled back its highly anticipated return to New York JFK, after the airline cut service to the airport in October 2015. In September 2020, United announced it would return to JFK in early 2021. In mid-November…

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Filed Under: United
United 777 200
United Airlines Bans Emotional Support Animals

In early December 2020, the US Department of Transportation issued a final ruling regarding emotional support animals (ESAs), allowing airlines to no longer accommodate ESAs if they don't want to. Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines,…

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Filed Under: United
Swiss Business Class 777 – 5
United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 100% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its first promotion of the year on purchased points. Through 11:59PM CT on Sunday, January 31, 2021, United MileagePlus is offering a sale on purchased miles. Different accounts may be eligible for different…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
United Polaris 767 – 70
United Airlines Cuts Cocktail Picks, Saves $80K/Year

Here's a change that I don't consider to be unreasonable for the time being, though I'm not sure I get why this is something to brag about... Live and Let's Fly notes that United Airlines has sent out a memo to flight attendants about some onboard service…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 50
How United Airlines Deals With Pilots Who Get Coronavirus

Obviously there are lots of risks and challenges associated with traveling nowadays. I'm not just talking about the health risks of coronavirus, but also the potential complications in the event that you test positive for coronavirus while away from…

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Filed Under: United
Delta First Class Crj 900 – 5
Family Kicked Off United Flies Again… On Delta, Without Daughter

A bit over a week ago a couple and their two year old daughter got kicked off a United Airlines flight because the daughter refused to wear a face mask. Well, the couple was back on a plane a few days later, this time without their daughter. For context,…

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Filed Under: Delta, United
United 737
Cool: United Airlines Will Operate Intra-Alaska Flight

No, United Airlines is hardly giving Alaska Airlines any competition here, but I think it's noteworthy nonetheless. United Airlines will be operating daily service between Anchorage and Fairbanks from May 6 through September 29, 2021. The airline will…

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Filed Under: United
United 737 11
Passenger With Coronavirus Dies On United Flight

A couple of days ago I initially wrote about how a man believed to have coronavirus died on a United Airlines flight. Well, the airline and the CDC have now finally confirmed that he had coronavirus, so let's recap what we know, and talk about the update.…

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Filed Under: United
United Express
Dr. Dao, Famous For Being Dragged Off A Plane, Is Publishing A Book

There are viral airline stories, and then there's the story of Dr. David Dao, who was dragged off a United Express flight in 2017. The flight ended up being overbooked and he refused to give up his seat after already seated. So the airline called the…

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Filed Under: Media, United
United 737 12
United Bans Two Year Old For Not Wearing Mask

I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I appreciate a zero tolerance policy, but on the other hand, this wouldn't have been an issue on Delta. A family with a two year old daughter was supposed to fly United Airlines from Denver to Newark this…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris 767 – 9
Earn A Bonus For Funding Your United TravelBank

United Airlines is offering a bonus when you pay now for future travel, but is it worth it? This is the third time that United is offering a promotion on funding your TravelBank since the start of the pandemic. United Airlines is offering up to a 10%…

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Filed Under: United
United 777
United Flight Attendants Have To Prove They’re Sick This Holiday Season

United Airlines is putting its flight attendants in an interesting position this upcoming holiday, as reported by Live and Let's Fly. I see where United is coming from, and also think the requirement is a bit unreasonable... United Airlines' flight attendant…

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Filed Under: United
Jake Cefolia
United Airlines Executive Still Missing, 100 Days Later

Let me start by acknowledging that this is a travel blog, and I don't usually cover missing people stories. However, this is something I wrote about early on (given the airline industry connection), and which I've been following almost daily ever since.…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 50
United Explorer Card Review (2021)

Chase and United offer a suite of co-branded credit cards, and in this post I wanted to take a closer look at the United℠ Explorer Card. The United Explorer Card is probably Chase's most popular co-branded United Airlines credit card. This is a consumer…

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Filed Under: Chase, United
United 787 10
United MileagePlus Makes It Easier To Earn Premier Status In 2021

We've seen most airlines extend status this year due to the circumstances, and we're now starting to see airlines announce plans to make status easier to earn in 2021. Well, United has just announced something along those lines. United Airlines has just…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris 767 – 8
Official: United Airlines Launching Flights From JFK To LAX & SFO

Several weeks ago it was announced that United Airlines would return to New York's JFK Airport after suspending operations there in October 2015. We now have more details about what we can expect, as the first routes have been announced. United Airlines…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris 767 – 63
United Airlines Faces Age Discrimination Lawsuit Over Youth Discount

United Airlines is facing a discrimination lawsuit for a promotion it ran offering discounts for 18-22 year olds. In September 2019, United Airlines introduced a 10% discount for travelers aged 18-22: This requires booking through United Airlines' app,…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris 767 – 10
How To Waitlist United MileagePlus Awards

Here's a trick that can save you a lot of miles, but it also requires a bit of effort. Airline award space is heavily capacity controlled, but there's a trick that can sometimes help you get around that -- specifically, waitlisting awards. It's probably…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
United 787 Polaris – 39
United Airlines Trials Coronavirus-Free Flights

United Airlines is claiming to be the world's first airline to launch free coronavirus testing on transatlantic flights, thanks to a new testing pilot. While it's a great concept, I wonder about the execution... United Airlines will be introducing free…

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Filed Under: United
American 737 Max Business Class – 27
United Airlines Updates Its Lavatory Policy

As noted by @BrianSumers, you'll soon have more freedom to relieve yourself on United Airlines flights... As of November 1, 2020, United Airlines customers will be allowed to use lavatories anywhere on the plane, including in a different cabin. In other…

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Filed Under: United
Ana Business Class The Room – 15
Ridiculous: United MileagePlus Devalues Partner Awards AGAIN

Most travel loyalty programs recognize that this is the time to reward loyal members, rather than devalue program perks. And then there's United MileagePlus... United MileagePlus no longer publishes award charts, meaning there's no transparency when…

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Filed Under: Awards, United
United 787 Polaris – 9
Details Of United’s New Washington To Accra Flight

Several weeks ago United Airlines revealed some new long haul flights, including to Africa, India, and Hawaii. So far United has put its new flights to Bangalore, Johannesburg, Maui, and Kona, on sale, and now the airline is opening reservations for…

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Filed Under: United