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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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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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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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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Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

United Offering Mystery Bonus On Purchased Miles

United MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on the purchase of miles. With this promotion, United is offering a mystery bonus that varies by account, so you'll have to log into your account here to see what kind of an offer you're eligible…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, 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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Dr Dao Interview

Dr. Dao Appears In First Ever TV Interview

On April 9, 2017, Dr. Dao was dragged off a United Express flight from Chicago O'Hare. At first this video seemed like it may be no different than most other viral airline videos, though this incident was unlike anything we've seen before in commercial…

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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, United
Xtra Airways

Former United Exec Wants To Launch Low Cost Carrier

Nope, fortunately it's not Jeff Smisek. Andrew Levy is United's former CFO, and prior to that was the President of Allegiant Travel. He abruptly resigned at United in 2018, leaving many to wonder if there was more to the story. Well, it has now been…

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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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United Polaris Watermark

Last Day: United Explorer Business Card 75K Bonus

In mid-January, Chase and United Airlines launched the best ever public welcome offer on the United℠ Explorer Business Card. This offer is only available through tomorrow, March 18, 2019, so if you've been considering this card but haven't yet applied,…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
United Polaris Lounge San Francisco – 30

Review: United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Airport

United has done a great job over the past year with opening new Polaris Lounges, which are their international premium cabin lounges: -- United opened their first Polaris Lounge Chicago in December 2016, which I've reviewed -- United opened their Polaris…

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United Polaris 787 – 38

Review: United Business Class 787-8 Papeete To San Francisco

Since Papeete Airport doesn't have any jet bridges, I boarded the 787 via stairs at the forward door. The crew seemed caught off guard that boarding began, and wasn't fully set up yet. This flight was operated by a Boeing 787-8, featuring 36 business…

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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, TAP Portugal