Tag Archive: United Airlines

Apr 11

When You Really Didn’t Mean To Write That…

Seriously, Don’t Write It Down… One of the first lessons that I learned when starting my job was never to write anything that I wouldn’t want to see on the cover of the New York Times. That thought has kept me from sending out more than one nasty email. Yet it seems to be something …

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Mar 08

Possible 70,000 Points for United Airlines Credit Card

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This one is interesting. Generally, the  highest sign-up offer that I’ll see for the “cheap” cards (the ones that cost $95 per year) is 50,000 miles. Yesterday, I got an offer from United Airlines for their credit card that offered me 70,000 points as a sign-up bonus. And I’m not sure about who is eligible, …

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Feb 24

500 Free And Easy United Miles

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Free miles. No, seriously, free. No purchase necessary. Free United Airlines Miles This one is as good as it gets. Sign up for MyPoints, a free site that offers you points for shopping* or clicking on emails, and get 500 United Airlines miles. That’s it. Give out an email, get miles. I am a MyPoints …

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Nov 27

500 Free United Miles from MyPoints

Welcome back, and I hope that everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving. MyPoints And United I love free points, no matter how I get them or who they are for. In this case, they are United miles from MyPoints, an online shopping site. Simply sign up for the site and they will give you …

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Nov 16

United Rolls Out Basic Economy

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Want to get the Spirit Airways experience without flying Spirit? Welcome to Basic Economy at United. United Airlines Basic Economy First of all, good for them. And I’m absolutely serious when I say that. More seating choices is simply better than fewer seat choices. Basic Economy is a take on the Delta version of a cut-rate, …

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Oct 28

Surveys for United Miles with Opinion Miles Club

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Doing surveys for miles is fun and easy. Well, it’s easy, anyway, but small chunks of miles can add up to big numbers. Some half-hearted work on e-Rewards, for instance has gotten me 7,000 points year to date. Had I really focused on it, it probably could have been double that number. That may not sound …

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Sep 26

What Is A “Status Match?” Here’s An Example from United

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In the past, I’ve discussed elite status, the additional perks that you get for flying an airline for a certain number of miles each year or staying a certain number of nights at a particular hotel chain. But what if you want to switch your loyalty to a different program? It means giving up your …

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Jul 13

A Rental Car Bonus (And Discussion)

A United Deal So we’ll get the deal out of the way first. “Up to 40% off” a rental with Hertz, 500 United miles per rental and 1,500 bonus miles when you book a mid-size or larger. Ho-hum. It’s not a bad one if you want United miles; otherwise, there’s not much to get excited …

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Oct 06

Bad Timing on Lost Bags, French Nudists and United Goodies…

It was a bad week to be an airline executive… A Case of Bad Timing… It’s never good when an airline loses your bags.  But it could be worse, you could be the baggage handler who misplaced the CEO’s luggage. Last week, Alaska Air CEO Brad Tilden admitted that this happened to him on his …

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Feb 04

400 free United miles, and Citibank points with a catch

e-Miles, one of my favorite mileage partners, is offering 400 free United miles just to sign up and click on five links.  Here’s how it works: They have a list of links for you to click, and each time you click one and press the “confirm” button on the second page, you get five or …

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