United Polaris 767 – 19
United MileagePlus Selling Miles With 85% Bonus

United Airlines MileagePlus has just launched its latest sale on purchased points (the program seems to be almost as consistent as American AAdvantage when it comes to offering these kinds of sales nowadays). Through 11:59PM CT on Tuesday, May 25, 2021,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, MileagePlus
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Fantastic New United Quest Card Offers Up To 100K Bonus Miles

Chase and United Airlines have a co-brand credit card agreement for both personal and small business cards. The New United Quest℠ Card was launched several weeks ago, and I'm extremely impressed by the value proposition of this card. In this post I wanted…

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New Promo For United MileagePlus Premier Members

While leisure travel is starting to make a rebound in the United States, most airlines are still going to have to do more to help elite members requalify. In late 2020 United Airlines announced how it would be easier to earn MileagePlus status in 2021,…

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Denver International Airport
Brilliant: United Targets Southwest With Feisty New Denver Ads

United Airlines has today launched an ad campaign targeted at Southwest Airlines in Denver. United has long been Denver's biggest airline, but Southwest is the second biggest carrier there, and has been growing at a fast pace. Well, United has just unveiled…

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Filed Under: Media, Southwest
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United Adds Routes To Croatia, Greece, And Iceland

United Airlines has today announced plans to add three new seasonal long haul international routes, to Croatia, Greece, and Iceland. Croatia, Greece, and Iceland are all already open to vaccinated Americans, so these additions make sense. United Airlines…

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United Polaris 767 – 29
United Airlines Plans To Add Seatback TVs To Old Planes

While details are limited as of now, the idea behind this is refreshing, if nothing else. Live and Let's Fly notes that United Airlines' Chief Customer Officer, Toby Enqvist, posted an employee video sharing how United needs to become an airline that…

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Airline Flight Simulator – 5
Kudos: United Airlines Sets New Diversity Goal For Pilots

Well done, United Airlines, for this initiative! United Airlines is the only major US airline to own a flight school, and the airline is beginning to accept new applications as of today as it embarks on a plan to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030 (upon…

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United Club London
How To Access United Airlines Clubs (2021)

Understanding United Airlines lounge access can be quite confusing, especially with the distinction between United Clubs and United Polaris Lounges (even though the latter are closed right now due to lack of demand). United operates over 45 United Clubs…

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United 757
United Airlines Improves No Change Fee Policy

One positive development we've seen in the airline industry as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is the elimination of change fees on most kinds of tickets. It's not just that airlines temporarily waived change fees, but the major carriers have "permanently"…

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United Airlines First Class Sandwich
United Airlines First Class Impressions

As I explained in the introduction post to the trip report, I decided to book us on United Airlines from Tampa to San Francisco. In this post I wanted to share some general thoughts on our experience flying with United, both in terms of the hard and…

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Hyatt Highlands Inn Sunset
Introduction: A Mother-Son Trip To Big Sur!

This past week I took my mom on a last minute trip to Big Sur, California. In this post I wanted to provide some background on that trip, before getting into the actual reviews of flights and hotels. My mom is the bravest person I know -- she was diagnosed…

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Filed Under: Alaska, Hotels
United 737 First Class Cabin
United Airlines’ Controversial New Customer Feedback Program

I'm curious to see if this ends up proving helpful or not... United Airlines is taking an interesting new approach to feedback. With this, the airline will introduce new methods for soliciting feedback, and also new ways that this feedback will be shared…

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United Airlines Passenger Tries To Bite Off Seatmate’s Ear

This is ridiculously disturbing on so many levels... Wednesday morning's United Airlines flight from Newark to Miami, UA728, diverted to Charleston due to one passenger's awful behavior. 45-year-old John Yurkovich is the man behind the attack on several…

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United Airlines Faces Lawsuit Over Engine Failure

A couple of weeks ago United Airlines made headlines globally following a terrifying engine failure. Well, a class action lawsuit has now been filed regarding the incident. On February 20, 2021, UA328 from Denver to Honolulu suffered a major engine failure…

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United 787 Polaris – 29
Yes, Airline Contracts Of Carriage Are Totally Unfair

I can't think of another industry that has contracts with customers that are as one-sided as we see in the airline industry... but that's also how it has been for a long time. Reader Vincent sent me an email about a frustrating experience he had with…

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Filed Under: Advice, United
United 737 Max Aircraft
Hmm: United Airlines Orders More Boeing 737 MAXs

Customers have spoken and United Airlines has listened. Customers have overwhelmingly been requesting more flights on the Boeing 737 MAX, and as a result United has not only increased its 737 MAX order, but also moved forward the delivery timeline, so…

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United 787 Polaris – 67
DOJ Fines United Airlines $49 Million For International Mail Delivery Fraud

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has just announced that United Airlines will pay $49 million to resolve criminal fraud charges and civil claims relating to fraud on postal service contracts for transportation of international mail. According…

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United Airlines Business Card Review (75K Bonus Miles)

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. The UnitedSM Business Card is a popular business credit…

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United 777 200
UA328 Passengers Get Interesting Aircraft Replacement

Yesterday a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 flying from Denver to Honolulu suffered a major engine failure shortly after takeoff. Significant chunks of the right engine fell to the ground, with one part of the engine falling through the roof of a house,…

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United Airlines Engine Failure
Terrifying: United Airlines 777 Suffers MAJOR Engine Failure

While aircraft engine failures happen all the time (I've experienced a couple over the years), a United Airlines 777 suffered a major engine failure today that is sure to make national headlines, and will terrify just about anyone. UA328 was scheduled…

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United Airlines Investigating Ted Cruz Data Leak

Senator Ted Cruz of Texas made headlines this week for his trip to Cancun in the middle of a major crisis in his state. United Airlines is now investigating who may have leaked some details regarding his trip. This past Wednesday Ted Cruz flew from Houston…

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United Polaris 767 – 20
United Retaliates Against JetBlue, Launches Boston To London Flights

United seems to be preemptively targeting JetBlue with this new route announcement... United Airlines has announced that it plans to launch daily nonstop flights between Boston and London in 2021, which will be the carrier's 19th daily flight to London…

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United 787
Man Forced To Pay United Airlines $50K For Diversion

All too often people misbehave horribly on planes and get away with it. Here's a case where someone is being held accountable, and even has to reimburse the airline for some of the expenses incurred because of his actions. First let's talk about what…

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