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by Hilary Stockton on 10/25/2015
Posts Tagged ‘United Airlines’
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10/25/2015
The old United Web site is better for award searches than the new United.com site. Why? Because it's easier to search for award flights for specific routes, by specifying nonstop flights and seeing which days have business class available. See New...
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10/22/2015
  You can buy United miles with an 80% bonus through tomorrow, October 23--is it worth it? This equates to 2.1 cents per mile, which is still pretty pricey, especially given United's award chart devaluation in 2014, but it could...
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9/16/2015
  How do you upgrade or waitlist a United award for Business Class? TravelSort reader Calvin writes: "I booked an Economy Saver from CDG – SFO on a United Partner connecting flight. 1. Can I waitlist for Business Saver on the United Partner flight?...
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9/4/2015
Which award flights to Europe can have 3 first class award seats? TravelSort reader Scott commented on my post Flying First Class with Kids: Which Airlines and Seats "Which airlines typically have three first class award seats available? We will...
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6/25/2015
  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...
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6/19/2015
  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...
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5/13/2015
  The new United site, beta.United.com, 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...
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4/30/2015
  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 United.com...
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4/25/2015
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....
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3/11/2015
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...
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2/9/2015
Asiana Award Space is NOT Bookable on United.com 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...
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2/3/2015
  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...
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12/5/2014
  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...
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10/15/2014
  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...
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10/4/2014
  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...
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9/27/2014
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:...
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9/19/2014
  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...
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8/31/2014
  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...
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7/14/2014
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...
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6/18/2014
  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...
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