Tag: United Airlines

United Adds Premium Economy. Are The Good Times Over?

United became the third airline to announce a premium economy cabin, which spokesperson Maggie Schmerin teased a few days ago. What Is Premium Economy? I’ve discussed Premium Economy before, but here’s a quick review: The gap between traditional economy and business class, particularly on international products, is tremendous. Passengers have clamored for a better economy …

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American Announces Chicago-New York Shuttle. Airline Geeks Geek-Out

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Last week, American made the kind of announcement that generally gets passed over in the general news (mostly because it isn’t that important) but gets aerosexuals all hot and bothered. There’s a new shuttle coming! The ORD-LGA Shuttle In an announcement that listed a bunch of new routes for American Airlines, the carrier also noted …

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Are People On Planes Behaving Badly (Or Is It More Fake Media)?

Not a day goes by that we don’t read about an passenger, airline employee or airport cop behaving badly. So here’s the question: Are things really that bad? The Man in The Red Hat So this is what I don’t understand: Every news report I’ve seen has spent as much time talking about the passenger’s …

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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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Possible 70,000 Points for United Airlines Credit Card

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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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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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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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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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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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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