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AA 591: Are We at a Tipping Point for Air Travel?

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Tempers are high, patience is short, cell phones are out, planes are full, and the tension is palpable. Recent incidents including yesterday’s American flight 591 where a passenger and a flight attendant had a run in over a stroller seem to be systematic of what looks like a larger problem. Are we now at a tipping point for air travel in this country…

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United Basic Economy Fares Now Live on a Variety of Routes

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United’s Basic Economy fares were already reality on select routes out of Minneapolis, but they seem to have now spread this morning without any corresponding announcement from United. I mean, why not slip that in under the radar with all the leggingsgate and bumpgate insanity?! While doing some flight searches today from Houston to Orlando I found Basic Economy tickets for sale for flights beginning May 9, 2017. I then conducted more searches and found this to be the case…

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Why You Shouldn’t Cut Up Your United Credit Card

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On the heels of the terrible United passenger removal incident, I recently shared things you can do with your United miles other than actually flying United…without just letting the miles expire or redeeming them for something uninspiring like a microwave . Either because of being wary of the in-flight experience, or to be a part of a wallet driven protest, there are those who are stating they don’t want to fly United ever again. As part of that protest, some are also…

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What to Do With Your United Miles Without Flying United

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I’m very glad that United’s CEO Oscar Munoz (on the third try) seems to understand the horrific way that passenger Dr. Dao was forcibly dragged off of the plane when United needed his seat to reposition crew from Chicago to Louisville. In this most recent note Mr. Munoz apologized, took responsibility, and vowed that United would do better. Part of me can’t understand why that wasn’t the initial and immediate reaction, but even some very frequent flyers I know took a minute to…

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We Can All Do Better Than United 3411

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I don’t know if it is the weather, the time of the year, just me, or what, but I feel a little on the verge of a Jerry Maguire flip out. You can’t fire up Facebook or turn on the TV without seeing and hearing about truly heart-wrenching catastrophes both close to home and on the other side of the globe. It sometimes seems like people have just lost their minds. Then there is the travel world, which is decidedly a part of the…

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Unbelievable and Avoidable: Man Dragged Off United Flight

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The proliferation of smart phones in almost every pocket is both a blessing and a curse, but there is no denying that their ability to record video anywhere and everywhere shows the world things that otherwise seem unbelievable…or at the very least seem exaggerated. And unbelievable is the only way to describe the video from yesterday evening’s United Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville. The flight was full, United needed to get crew on board to position them to Louisville, and it seems that…

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New Promo: Earn 1,000 Bonus United Miles for Online Shopping

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If you have some online shopping to do in the next couple of weeks, you can leverage those purchases to earn up to 1,000 bonus miles via the new United MileagePlus Shopping Site’s Spring Bonus! This bonus promotion runs from 04/02/17 – 04/14/17 and awards bonus miles based on your cumulative eligible purchase totals via the site during that time. You can only earn one bonus from this promotion of either 300 miles or 1,000 miles. Earn 1,000 Bonus United Miles for Online Shopping…

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500 Bonus United Miles for Online Shopping

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The United MileagePlus shopping site is offering a one time bonus of 500 miles if you spend a cumulative $200 or more at the retailers available via their site from 3/28/17 – 4/1/17. As a reminder, you can find tons of popular online retailers by first clicking through the airline shopping portals including: Gap, Saks, Walmart, Apple, Pottery Barn, and hundreds more. Of course this can also stack with being sure you got the absolute best deal on your purchases as I…

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Yes, You Can Fly in Leggings

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Like it, love it, or hate it, leggings are a staple of the American female wardrobe. Just as denim can vary from upscale and even office appropriate to busted out painter’s baggy cut-up style (which of course costs extra if you purchase them that way), leggings can vary from flimsy and barely pajama appropriate to thick and almost more like fitted pants than leggings. I think that thicker leggings paired with a tunic or longer top is actually a pretty fantastic travel…

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Today Only: Earn 8x United Miles at Apple!

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Apple is one of those stores that rarely has very high of a payout in any of the miles and points or cashback online portals, but today is an exception to that general rule. Today only (3/10/17), you can earn 8 United miles per dollar for your Apple.com purchases if you first start your purchase from the United MileagePlus Shopping site! This 8x miles per dollar rate can add up pretty quickly, especially since many Apple products aren’t especially inexpensive! If…

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