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  Is United liable for EC 261/2004 compensation for United Flight 971 from Rome to Chicago, which diverted to Belfast over an unruly passenger and stranded passengers in Belfast Airport for over 20 hours? TravelSort reader Dawn writes: "I was...
  United Awards to Hawaii are 20% Off for Economy Class roundtrip tickets on Mondays through Thursdays, from August 8 to December 15, per Dan. United awards are usually 45,000 MileagePlus miles for economy roundtrip, so with the 20% discount...
  The new United site,, will go live this summer, per Dan and I'm not looking forward to this Delta-like site that is sleeker but less functional. That's because it's missing the award search functionality I use most--there's no more nonstop...
  Update: This offer is dead, but see 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card Bonus Offer and the Best Travel Credit Cards page for the most current offers. A 55K United MileagePlus Explorer offer with $50 statement credit is available on
Is EU 261/2004 compensation owed when the US connecting flight is delayed? TravelSort reader Elliot commented on my post Getting United to Pay EU Compensation for a Flight Delay: "I'm wondering if I can claim EU compensation as our connecting flight was delayed....
United has a 50% Buy Miles Bonus Offer. The hitch? That's the best possible bonus, and it's targeted. The bonus amount ranges from 20% to 50%, and most folks seem to be getting a 25% or 30% buy miles bonus...
Asiana Award Space is NOT Bookable on for the moment, so you need to call United to book, and ask the agent to waive the usual phone booking fee. Several readers have emailed me about this, since Asiana Business...
  There's a 50K United MileagePlus Explorer Business Credit Card offer targeted to most United MileagePlus members. While United MileagePlus miles aren't as valuable as they were over a year ago, before the United Award Chart Devaluation that increased awards...
  Can you check through baggage on separate tickets? What are the baggage policies for United, American, Delta, and Alaska when you're booked on separate tickets? Baggage interline agreements are only part of the equation, since even if an airline...
  There's a United MileagePlus Explorer up to 55K bonus offer, which I'll describe how to get below, since it's better than the 30K public offer. But more importantly, it may be possible to earn the signup bonus again, if...
  This United First Class Review from Hawaii (HNL) to NYC (EWR) on a 767-400ER is the final post in a Hawaii trip report including reviews of Four Seasons Hualalai, Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, Andaz Maui and Alaska Airlines First...
This United Club Lounge Newark Airport, Terminal A Review is one of several Airport Lounge Reviews. Visiting NYC? See our many NYC posts.   Access to the United Club Lounge at Newark Airport United Club Lounge access is limited to:...
  How to Avoid Getting Sick on a Plane? The WSJ's Scott McCartney posted on The Trouble with Keeping Commercial Flights Clean yesterday, which pointed out what most flyers know but don't like to think about: the fairly cursory cleaning...
  A free one way to Hawaii with United miles: what's not to like? I previously covered great ways to get to Hawaii in Best Frequent Flyer Miles for Hawaii Award Tickets, but have had to update that post since...
What United compensation for flight delays and delayed baggage can you expect? TravelSort reader Tom asks about fair compensation for his flight delay, as he recounts his harrowing experience on the recent United Flight 201 to Guam that was diverted...
  If flying with a musical instrument, do airlines allow it as a carry-on? This was important recently to one of my Award Booking clients, who needed to fly with a guitar and, understandably, wasn't willing to check it and...
  Another United MileagePlus devaluation--revenue based earning--will go into effect March 1, 2015. This follows the United Award Chart Devaluation earlier this year, and the Delta Devaluation with SkyMiles Earning Becoming Revenue Based (and United appears to have definitely taken...
Which airlines allow 24 hour cancellation without penalty? I'm regularly emailed about American Airlines, for example, charging for a cancellation within 24 hours of booking, but that's because it offers a 24 hour hold instead. Department of Transportation (DOT) rules...
  4/18 Update: FIXED! Finally, United has fixed this and Asiana awards, including Asiana First Class Suites, are once again bookable on We'll see how long the fix lasts.... ------Original Post-------- United StarNet blocking refers to United blocking awards...
Can you get mileage credit without a boarding pass? TravelSort reader Keith writes "I recently took a paid Turkish Airlines flight, and even though I'm quite sure I provided my United Mileage Plus number when booking, I haven't received mileage...
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