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Is United’s Secret Classified Restaurant Worthy of the Hype?

For the last six months, my husband has become a bit of a road warrior and is actually now flying a good bit more than me. As such, he has had the chance to become an airport lounge regular, earn airline elite status, and pick up his own business travel rituals. One of his rituals, shared by many other business travelers, is to visit a lounge to get work done and maybe even relax a bit before a flight. When…

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Book United Flights from 7,500 Miles With New Citi ThankYou Transfer Partner LifeMiles

This week the Citi ThankYou program got a very exciting new 1:1 points transfer partner, LifeMiles. If you aren’t yet familiar with this Star Alliance program, you really need to spend at least enough time to read this post as this could be a route to booking award flights for much less than you have before. You may have heard of LifeMiles even if you have never flown on Star Alliance airline Avianca as they are a popular program in…

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Stack Promos to Purchase United Miles for Just 1.18 Cents Per Mile

Buying miles and points justifiably isn’t for everyone, but it can make sense if the price is right and you are confident that you will be able to put them to good use. There isn’t an across the board magical price point when you should buy, but in general, l the closer the price gets to 1 cent per traditional airline mile, the more many start to pay attention since it isn’t that challenging to get at least 1.5 –…

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Earn 1,000 United Miles for $1 With Newspaper Subscription

If you want to earn 1,000 United miles for just $1, you can do so until November 16, 2017, if you make a two-month trial subscription to The Wall Street Journal for just $1.00 by going through the MileagePlus Shopping Site. You must keep the subscription at least for 45 days and then you can cancel and still get the 1,000 bonus miles. If you do not cancel by the end of the two-month trial then you will be converted to…

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Fly Star Alliance Airlines for Less With New Transfer Bonus from Membership Rewards to Aeroplan

Via one my favorite award programs, Aeroplan, you can currently get some very good deals on award flights thanks to a 20% transfer bonus from the Amex Membership Rewards program and cards like The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card and The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card. Update: While my account is showing the transfer bonus, it seems that not all Membership Rewards accounts are showing the bonus. I don’t yet know if this is a targeted transfer bonus, only tied to certain…

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Why Parents Should Fly Business Class

Those who have been around here for a while have probably heard what I’m going to say before, but I think it is one of those things that is worth repeating every so often. I’m a very normal mom who will be at school pick-up this afternoon and then at Mommy and Me gymnastics tonight, but who spent the previous night flying in a lie-flat business class seat to get home from Hawaii. It’s a bit of a dichotomy to be…

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Onboard the Final United 747 Flight

Aloha from Waikiki! What a crazy 30 hours or so it has been since I first left my house near Houston early yesterday morning and started a journey that would ultimately touchdown in Honolulu on the final United 747 flight to ever fly passengers. As special events usually go, this one was a little bit of a blur because as much as you want to soak everything in, things happen so quickly with so many friends new and old to…

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Why I’m Flying on United’s Final 747 Flight

Tomorrow morning before the sun is even close to rising I will quietly leave home and start my journey to California. Waiting for me and a few hundred other very lucky passengers at Gate 86 at the San Francisco International Airport on November 7, 2017, will be a majestic, double-decker, Boeing 747-400, Queen of the Skies aircraft. This iconic aircraft has flown for United since the first United 747 flight flew passengers from San Francisco to Honolulu in 1970, but…

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A Look at Post 11/1 United Award Chart Changes

This has been a kind of busy week in the miles and points world, so there are some pretty big happenings I haven’t fully covered here quite yet. One of those pretty big happenings is how things look over on United.com after the changes that kicked in on November 1st. Some Prices Went Up, Some Came Down Not surprisingly, the awards that we were told would get pricier have, and the awards we were told would get cheaper largely have as…

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What to Know Before United’s Award Chart Changes on November 1st

If you can find the time this weekend between carving pumpkins and watching the World Series, you will be well-served to think through any United MileagePlus bookings you might want to make before their award chart changes on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. This round of award chart devaluations isn’t as massive as the one we saw from United back in 2014 when one-way partner first class awards to Europe skyrocketed from 67,500 miles to 110,000 miles, partner first class awards to Australia/New…

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