Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

Today Only: Buy United Miles With 100% Bonus

United MileagePlus has just launched a one day sale on purchased miles, which is also as good as their offers get. Through 11:59PM CT today (Monday, September 9, 2019), United is offering a tiered bonus on purchased miles, of up to 100%, as follows:…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, United
United Polaris Watermark

United Explorer Card Review (2019)

I recently reviewed the United℠ Explorer Business Card, and in this post wanted to take a look at the personal version of the card, the United℠ Explorer Card. United Airlines Explorer Card Basics The United Explorer Card is probably Chase's most popular…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
United Polaris Watermark

United Explorer Business Card Review (With 100K Bonus)

Chase and United Airlines have had a close relationship for years. As part of that they have several co-branded credit cards, and you can also transfer points from Ultimate Rewards to MileagePlus. In this post I wanted to take a look at one of United's…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
United 777 200

United Suspending Hong Kong & Buenos Aires Flights

In this weekend schedule update, United has quietly suspended two routes: -- Chicago to Hong Kong is being suspended as of September 8, 2019 -- Newark to Buenos Aires is being suspended as of October 26, 2019 In both cases United is labeling these as…

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Filed Under: United
United 767

Details Of United Airlines’ Big International Expansion

Following American Airlines announcing some significant international expansion a couple of weeks ago, United Airlines has now announced some international expansion as well, including some pretty cool and creative routes. United has experienced an incredible…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 50

United Airlines Announcing New International Routes

A couple of weeks ago we saw American Airlines make a big international route announcement, and it's expected that they'll make another route announcement soon. They're not the only airline with a big announcement coming, though. On social media United…

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United 787 Polaris – 2

United Airlines Reveals New Tokyo Haneda Routes

Last week the US Department of Transportation formally granted US airlines 12 additional daytime slots for Tokyo Haneda. This is Tokyo's most convenient airport, and there was quite some competition for these slots. Of these 12 slots, Delta was granted…

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Filed Under: United
United 777 200

United Flight Attendants’ New 12 Hour Drinking Policy

Over the weekend United Airlines issued a memo to pilots, informing them that they have to stop drinking 12 hours prior to departure, compared to the previous policy of having to stop drinking eight hours before departure. This followed an incident where…

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United 737 11

United May Offer Personal TVs On 737 MAX Aircraft

We know that of the "big three" US carriers, Delta is by far the best when it comes to the entertainment they offer inflight. They have personal televisions throughout virtually their entire mainline fleet, and that trend continues even on newly delivered…

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United 787 10

United Airlines Cracks Down On Drinking Pilots

Every so often there's a story in the news about pilots being arrested for showing up to work above the legal drinking limit. I think it's important to draw a distinction here -- often stories about these incidents refer to the pilots as "drunk," though…

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United 787 Polaris – 39

Review: United 787-10 Polaris Business Class

After flying from Hartford to Dublin on Aer Lingus and then from Porto to Newark on TAP Air Portugal, I spent a night at the Marriott Newark Airport. I've reviewed the hotel before, so won't be doing so again. The next evening it was off to Brussels…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Trip Reports
Haneda Airport Observation Deck 1

DOT Formally Grants 12 Haneda Slots 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 Newark – 36

United Flight Canceled Because Both Pilots Drank Too Much

Fairly often we hear stories of pilots arrested at the airport for having had too much to drink. While that's of course irresponsible, I understand why this happens with some frequency: -- The alcohol limit for pilots is consistently much lower than…

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United 777

United Airlines Staff Told To Report Hidden City Ticketing

United has just sent out a memo to employees telling them to report customers who they think are taking advantage of hidden city ticketing, which is a practice to get lower airfare. Airline pricing can be incredibly complex, and often consumers can't…

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Filed Under: United
Clear Security – 2

United Airlines & CLEAR Announce Awesome New Partnership

Woot! It looks like we can soon expect discounted or free CLEAR memberships for more people, and we can also expect CLEAR to expand to more US airports. I’m a huge fan of CLEAR, which I've now had for a couple of years. CLEAR is a service that can save…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA, 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: Alaska, American
Qatar Airways 777

US Airline CEOs Disappointed By White House Meeting

Yesterday I wrote about how President Trump had a meeting with several airline CEOs, including those from American Airlines, United Airlines, and even Qatar Airways. One of the topics of conversation was subsidies for Gulf carriers, which the US airlines…

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Filed Under: American, Qatar
Air Italy Business Class A330 – 69

President Trump’s Meeting With Airline CEOs

To say that I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at this meeting is a severe understatement. Yesterday President Trump and Vice President Pence hosted several airline CEOs at the White House, including the CEOs of American, United, JetBlue, Fedex,…

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Filed Under: American, Qatar
United 737 11

United Airlines Is Buying 19 Used 737s

Yesterday United Airlines announced their second quarter results, which was their highest second quarter pre-tax income in company history. There's one especially interesting note buried in the press release about their earnings, indicating that United…

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Filed Under: United