Flight Experiences

08/2017 SFO-TPE (777-300ER) United Polaris Business

Seating   Entertainment and Other Amenities   Bedtime   Dining     Comments The flight attendant on my side of the cabin was a lot of fun. She has 40+ years under her belt with UnitedContinue reading

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Operations

Behind-the-scenes look at United’s new safety video

About two weeks ago United unveiled a new safety video, which takes you through some of the most desired destinations and simply put makes you want to get on a plane and go somewhere. Nope,Continue reading

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Shopping

Targeted offer: “MileagePlus Shopping 12 Month We Miss You Bonus”

United is targeting MileagePlus members who haven’t made a purchase in at least 12 months with this latest MileagePlus Shopping promotion. Shopping is a great way to earn bonus miles, and in parallel, the Fall BonusContinue reading

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Other

Turkey visa situation: a big blow for travelers

I last visited Turkey in 2013. The next few years would be difficult ones for Turkey, and especially for tourism in Turkey. Through the first quarter of this year I’d receive over fifteen STEP NotificationsContinue reading

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MileagePlus Program

Transfer United miles for 30% less

Though not as costly as buying miles, transferring miles to a different MileagePlus account is costly and should be avoided whenever possible. That being said there are times when it’s warranted. If this is yourContinue reading

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Partners

Can you or can you not book a Singapore A350 business seat with United miles

When Singapore Airlines and United agreed to re-introduce online award bookings on Singapore Airlines flights through United’s MileagePlus program, it was surprising to see that opposite to what I originally wrote in my post discussingContinue reading

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Airport

United has been busy helping Puerto Rico

As you know, Puerto Rico finds itself in what’s probably the grimmest situation in its history. It’s going to be quite a long journey until Puerto Ricans regain some semblance of normalcy, my family included.Continue reading

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Operations

United reducing Guam service

Ever since the 1Q17 financial earnings call, United has talked about the unexpected decrease Asia market demand, being the only market with a negative PRASM year-on-year. United even discontinued Hangzhou service, citing the same decreaseContinue reading

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Partners

How long does it take for Hertz rental bonus miles to post

I consistently write about alternate methods to earn points and miles that don’t involve applying for new credit cards. Hertz is continuously providing opportunities to earn United bonus miles when renting cars. Just recently IContinue reading

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