Partners

New United and Star Alliance ‘connecting partner’: Juneyao Airlines

One of, if not the main reason, that I’m a United loyalist is the Star Alliance network.  You can really go places…and today a new airline, though not a ‘member’ of the Star Alliance network,Continue reading

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Partners

New offer: Booking Hertz via United MileagePlus (Targeted)

I’m a sucker for car rental mileage earnings.  Not too long ago I earned 10,500 MileagePlus miles through two Hertz bookings via United that cost me a total of $100!  I just received an EVENContinue reading

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Shopping

Packing like a villain with packing cubes

It’s been a while since I’ve gone on a trip without my laptop. It’s happening this Friday!  For the first time ever I’m all packed days before the departure.  My wife’s a happy camper.  Anyway,Continue reading

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Credit Cards

United MileagePlus Explorer card – up to 70k miles bonus widely available

Great news to all of you folks who aren’t already victims of Chase’s 5/24 rule!  The 70k sign-up bonus offer for the United MileagePlus Explorer card that I wrote about here seems to be more widelyContinue reading

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Shopping

MileagePlus Shopping bonus award miles through May 26

As highlighted in my Methods to earn United MileagePlus miles, shopping is a great way to earn United miles.  Currently there’s a bonus award miles offer via United MileagePlus Shopping when spending $200+ at severalContinue reading

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Awards

I want to go back to Ireland… on a United award sale to Europe

My wife and I visited Ireland in March of last year.  We rented a car and just drove and drove throughout the island, stopped, ate, and slept wherever we felt like.  It’s an enchanting placeContinue reading

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In-Flight Crew

United Captain writes note to passengers after delayed departure

I wrote just a couple of weeks back about how ANA’s flight attendants brilliantly handled a frustrating delay out of Beijing, simply by keeping the cabin well informed and demonstrating a positive attitude.  Did oneContinue reading

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Premier Status

United Premier Priority Desk phone line

I haven’t posted new content for a couple of days.  I had a mileage run scheduled over the weekend to Copenhagen, though I made it only to Frankfurt. My fault, sorta… I’ll write a Mileage RunContinue reading

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Polaris

Did United just catch a ‘Polaris delay’ break?

The United Polaris’ Zodiac seat recently lost out to Delta One’s Thompson Vantage XL seat at the Crystal Cabin Awards.  The Vantage XL has some really neat features, the most desired of which its doorsContinue reading

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MileagePlus Program

United miles Sale through 5/22/17 (up to 50% bonus)

I’ve written before about using MileagePlus shopping offers with the real motive of ‘purchasing’ UA miles, and I’ve compared that to straight up purchasing miles through United’s MileagePlus program.  Although not regularly, at times I haveContinue reading

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