Swiss Business Class 777 – 5

Buy United Miles With Up To An 85% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched their latest promotion on purchased miles, which is valid for just over a week. Through 11:59PM CT on Thursday, February 27, 2020, United is offering a bonus on purchased miles. While you have to log into…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
United Club London

How To Access United Airlines Clubs

Understanding United Airlines lounge access can be quite confusing, especially with the distinction between United Clubs and United Polaris Lounges. United operates over 45 United Clubs and five United Polaris Lounges, and in this post I wanted to look…

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United Polaris Chase Watermark

United Airlines Business Card Review (2020)

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 United's newest…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
United Polaris 767 – 24

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 777 200

United Airlines Cancels All Hong Kong Flights

With United's latest announcement, the "big three" US airlines have now suspended all flights not just to mainland China, but also to Hong Kong. On January 31, 2020, United Airlines announced that they're suspending all flights to mainland China, including…

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Filed Under: United
Vistara Business Class

You Can Now Earn & Redeem United Miles On Vistara

In 2019 United Airlines and Vistara launched a codeshare agreement, and as of February 2020 that agreement has been expanded to include the ability to earn and redeem United miles on all Vistara flights. One thing that made this partnership so interesting…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines, United
United Polaris 767 – 28

United Airlines Training Crews To Stop Inflight Porn Use

This was an interesting press release to land in my inbox... The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is commending United Airlines for their improved in-person flight attendant training, including addressing the issue of passengers watching…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris 767 – 28

United Airlines Updates Window Shade Policy

It's always interesting to see how airline "safety" policies differ around the world. United Airlines is making two updates to their inflight protocols that seem like they're trying to accomplish opposite things (sort of). As of February 1, 2020, United…

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Filed Under: United
United 787

Bizarre: United Airlines Eliminating Bag Sizers At Gates

United Airlines is making a surprising change. On the surface I'd say this could be a positive move, but it also really isn't, in my opinion. By January 23, 2020, United Airlines will be removing the bag sizers from all gate areas: -- The airline will…

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Filed Under: United
United Polaris Watermark

United Explorer Card Review

United has some popular co-branded credit cards. I've 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. This card has had a limited time sign-up bonus since…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Reviews
United Polaris 767 – 25

New United MileagePlus Status Match Challenge

It's common for airlines to offer some sort of status challenge or status match program, in order to lure people who are loyal to competing airlines, but are considering a switch. United had offered a status challenge program for a long time, but suspended…

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Filed Under: United
United 777

OMG: Is This The Longest Upgrade List Ever?

Airlines are offering a lot of extra capacity to Las Vegas this coming week, given that CES 2020 is taking place there from January 7-10, 2020. The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most well known conferences out there, and airlines not only add…

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Filed Under: United
United 787 Polaris – 2

United Airlines To Launch San Francisco To Dublin Flight

United Airlines has just announced a cool new route from the Bay Area. United will launch nonstop flights between San Francisco and Dublin as of June 5, 2020. The flight will operate year-round: It will operate daily in the peak summer season It will…

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Filed Under: United
New United Ceo

Scott Kirby Appointed United Airlines CEO

United Airlines has just announced a massive leadership change, at least on paper. I think we all saw this coming. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Airlines Holdings…

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Filed Under: United
United A321xlr

United Airlines Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

It looks like United Airlines is about to spend billions of dollars on new planes. United Airlines has placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. At list prices this order is worth seven billion dollars, though airlines always get significant discounts…

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Filed Under: United
United 777 200

United Scales Back Hong Kong Flights Even Further

With the situation going on in Hong Kong, we've seen some airlines greatly adjust capacity there in light of decreased demand. All airlines seem to be struggling in Hong Kong. Some are choosing to continue operations as usual, realizing the long term…

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United Polaris 767 – 9

United Airlines Closing SFO Arrivals Lounge

Arrivals lounges can be a really useful feature for premium passengers after a long flight. While most lounges are designed to be used prior to departure, arrivals lounges are intended as a place to shower and/or have breakfast before heading out, whether…

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United Polaris 767 – 8

Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class

I spent the night at the Marriott Newark Airport (which I've reviewed before, so I won't be reviewing it this time around), and early the next morning I headed to Newark Airport bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (or something like that) for my daytime United…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Trip Reports