American First Class A321

The 6 Best Domestic Business & First Class Flights

On this blog I often provide airline rankings based on international flight experiences. However, sometimes it's fun to look at some of the best offerings that are closer to home, including the best domestic first class and best domestic business class…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
United Express

United Improves Complimentary Economy Snacks

While there are ways in which US airlines have gotten worse in the past few years (basic economy, shrinking economy seats, frequent flyer program devaluations, etc.), there are also some subtle ways in which they've been investing in their product. For…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 2

Why United Isn’t Happy About The Sapphire Reserve

Credit cards are big business for airlines. For example, American Express and Delta recently renewed their partnership through 2029, in a deal that Delta expects to benefit from annually to the tune of $7 billion by 2023 (compared to $3.4 billion in…

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Filed Under: Chase, United
United 777

United Adds Second Daily SFO To HKG Flight

This is quite a significant development on United's part. San Francisco to Hong Kong is a huge market, and nonstop flights are operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and United Airlines. Historically United has operated one…

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Filed Under: United
Apple

Today Only: Earn Up To 8x Miles On Apple Purchases

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: Alaska, United
United Polaris 777 – 80

United Shrinking Business Class Pajamas

There are many aspects of the United Polaris soft product that impress me, including the bedding and pajamas. United offers pajamas to business class passengers on flights of over 12 hours, making them the only US airline to consistently do so: -- American…

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Filed Under: United
United Club London

United Club Membership Fees Increasing

Lounge access can be a valuable perk for any frequent traveler, though nowadays there are quite a few ways to go about getting that access. You can get a Priority Pass membership, you can get an Amex Platinum Card so you can access Centurion Lounges,…

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Filed Under: United
United 777

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 spend. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals
Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

Flash Sale: Buy United Miles With 100% Bonus

United MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on the purchase of miles. This is a flash sale that's only available for a limited time, and it represents their best bonus on purchased miles. Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, June 13, 2019,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, United
United 737 Max

United’s CEO Will Be On First 737 MAX Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since mid-March, and there have been a lot of questions about when the plane will be back in the air. Last week we learned that Boeing completed the software update we've been waiting for on the plane. The next step…

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Filed Under: United
Haneda Airport Observation Deck 1

DOT Tentatively Grants 12 Haneda Flights To US Airlines

In February I wrote about how US airlines would be getting 12 additional daytime landing slots at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. This came thanks to talks concluding between the US and Japan, which should be available by the summer of 2020, in time for the…

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Filed Under: American, Delta
United Polaris Lounge Watermark

Ending Thursday: 60,000 United Explorer Card Bonus

This offer will be ending on Thursday, May 16, 2019, so we are sharing this post again for those who may be considering applying for the United℠ Explorer Card before the 60k bonus ends. We often see the welcome bonus on the Explorer Card fluctuate between…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
United Safety Video

United Airlines’ New Spider-Man Safety Video

Nowadays airlines put a lot of effort into their safety videos, and today United has launched a new Spider-Man themed one in a mini-drama film. This is part of a broader promotional partnership with Sony Pictures, which celebrates the release of "Spider-Man:…

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Filed Under: United, Videos
United Polaris Lounge Houston – 8

12 Things United Airlines Does Well

Yesterday I wrote a post sharing 11 things that American Airlines does really well. I figured it was only fair that I write such a post, given that I criticize the airline a fair bit. While I write all the time about the great things that Delta is doing,…

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Filed Under: United
Delta 767

How Did US Airlines Do In The First Quarter Of 2019?

We're now well into the second quarter, and almost all US airlines have revealed their first quarter results, and have had their earnings calls. Sometimes it's interesting to take a look at the state of the US airline industry, and how airlines are doing.…

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Filed Under: Allegiant Air, American
United 737 11

Lawsuit: United Employee Called Passenger “Monkey”

A new lawsuit alleges some pretty disturbing things that a United employee said to a passenger. A Houston-area actress and motivational speaker is suing United after a February 26 flight. She was waiting for her luggage in Houston when she asked a United…

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Filed Under: United
United Airlines New Livery

Official: United Airlines’ New Livery

Yesterday United Airlines' new livery leaked, one day ahead of the official reveal from the airline. While I'm sure they weren't happy that the details leaked early, the reality is that with the number of people working on the project, it's not surprising…

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Filed Under: United
United New Livery

LEAKED: United Airlines’ New Livery

We know that United is expected to unveil their new livery tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This is a big development for United, since it's the first new livery they've introduced since United and Continental merged, and will be part of a larger…

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Filed Under: United