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by Hilary Stockton on 2/9/2015
Posts Tagged ‘United Airlines’
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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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6/10/2014
  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...
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5/25/2014
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...
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4/14/2014
  4/18 Update: FIXED! Finally, United has fixed this and Asiana awards, including Asiana First Class Suites, are once again bookable on United.com. We'll see how long the fix lasts.... ------Original Post-------- United StarNet blocking refers to United blocking awards...
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4/12/2014
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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2/27/2014
  What is United's free checked bag policy for award flights, with taxes and fees paid for using a United MileagePlus credit card? TravelSort reader Diane writes "I have an Explorer card that I have for purchasing roughly 3-4 United flights a year. So...
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2/19/2014
  If you cancelled a United award booked under the old pre-devaluation award chart, but didn't redeposit the miles, you can apparently get access to the old United award chart and make changes not only to dates, but also to...
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12/26/2013
  A few expiring deals reminders, in case like me you're making a to do list of everything you need to get done before the end of 2013. Hope everyone had a happy holiday! 1. Last Day to Spend $20...
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12/21/2013
  Get United to call you back with its Click to Call functionality, powered by Oracle. One of the few things I used to dislike about not being a frequent flyer is having to wait on hold for United, before...
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12/18/2013
  Update: It turns out you can access the old United award chart and change not only date, but also origin, destination, carrier, class of service, and even number of passengers, paying the difference in miles at old United Award...
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12/16/2013
American Airlines A321 transcon routes between NYC JFK and Los Angeles LAX / San Francisco SFO are now open for booking, including award bookings (thanks to TravelSort reader Mark for the tip). While the first A321 starts flying January 7,...
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