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Earn Thousands of Bonus United Miles on Purchased Tickets (Targeted)

Targeted promotions can be so amazing or so annoying, depending entirely upon which end of the coin you find your account. A new targeted promotion available to some United accounts awards bonus redeemable miles based on how much you spend with the airline from September 15 – November 15, 2017, assuming you also fly that purchased ticket during that same timeframe. They did a similar promotion last year that my household did very well with, but we are sadly not…

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United Adding Final 1970’s Themed 747 Flight to Honolulu

Update: This special flight has officially sold out within an hour or so of being announced. However, if you are interested, I bet some cancel within the 24-hour penalty-free timeframe, so keep checking back if you want a seat! It has been a while since I took a flight that was sort of ridiculous just to do it, but I may have just found my return to taking “ridiculous” flights just to experience them in the newly announced United 747’s…

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United Saver Business Class Awards to Iceland + More New Routes!

United is on a roll with cool new routes and added service they are introducing lately. From the beefed up service to Hawaii and popular ski slopes, to the new Houston – Sydney route, and now several new or expanded frequencies to places like Iceland, Scotland, and Zurich! Perhaps I am most excited that from May 23, 2018 – October 3, 2018, United will fly from nonstop from Newark to Reykjavik, Iceland, using a 757 with lie-flat business class seats! This flight is…

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When You Aren’t Spending Enough on Airfare

It’s mid-September and with just a little over a 1/4 of the year left to go, it is a really good time to do some elite status math and see where you stand…assuming you care about such things. Josh is traveling a pretty fair amount for work this year, so his numbers are now actually more important than mine. To see exactly where he stands, we spent a bit of time yesterday working through his United elite status progress. In doing…

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Business Class Award Availability to Sydney on New United Houston Flight!

Update: The really good award availability has now disappeared. Congrats to those who got in quickly! Years ago we were told that a United operated Houston – Auckland flight was in the works, but that never came to pass. Fingers were pointed at Southwest’s international expansion at Hobby as part of the reason why that flight never materialized, but I never quite figured out how Southwest’s flights to Cabo interfered with a United flight to New Zealand. However, I’m clearly not…

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Two Very Rare Airline Business Class Awards Available Today

As I shared a little while back, I have a travel goals 2020 list where I outline where we hope to go each year until 2020, but it’s just a list. God willing at least some of trips on the list will happen, but odds are some of it won’t happen, or at least it won’t happen when and where it is currently penciled in. However, part of the reason some of it might not happen is simply because an…

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Lots of Additional United Flights to Ski Towns Loaded

United has recently beefed up their winter flight offerings to ski-towns in the Western United States, so if you don’t yet have your award (or paid) flights booked for your family’s winter ski trip, today is a good day to check availability. Some of the flights are offered year-round, but many of the flights to smaller ski towns such as Telluride, Jackson Hole, Steamboat Springs, Idaho Falls, Glacier Park and Big Sky operate only from late December to late March.…

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Tips for Booking Business Class Awards to Europe for Summer 2018

If you are working with a relatively fixed schedule, getting multiple business class seats from the United States to Europe during the summer probably isn’t the easiest thing you will ever do. This is especially true if you are starting from a smaller US city and aiming to eventually arrive in a specific smaller spot in Europe. Unicorns exist, lighting strikes, and once in a blue moon the stars align to give you exactly what you want on a saver…

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Limited Time: Get a 100% Bonus on Purchased United Miles

Buying miles and points is never as good as getting them ‘for free’ or just earning them as you go about your daily life, but it can still sometimes be a good idea. It can be a good option to consider if you just need a few more to get you to that award booking you want, or you do the math and determine that buying the miles is actually cheaper than outright buying a ticket with cash. With that in mind, United…

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Earn 3,000 Bonus United Miles for Back to School Shopping!

I know it is still mid-July, but at least here in the South it is also already Back to School shopping time since school starts back up in just a couple of weeks. Whether you have little ones lacing up their sneakers for preschool, or older ones loading up on rugs and comforters for college, or maybe you just need some new items for yourself, you can take advantage of the avalanche of Back to School mileage bonuses that I…

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