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One Week: Earn Up To 20x United Miles Per Dollar

While I agree wholeheartedly with the concept of not buying something just to earn bonus miles (99% of the time), I also agree with timing purchases with increased mileage payouts whenever possible. Today the stars aligned to time one of my purchases with earning lots of United miles, and maybe it will work that way for you as well. I have been running low on some of my favorites from L’Occitane, but just hadn’t gotten around to pulling the trigger on…

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Fly Houston – New York for Just $60 on United!

An airline route I keep a close eye on is Houston – New York City, and right now United is offering tickets about as cheap as they ever get starting at $60 one-way for flights beginning later this summer and stretching all the way into mid-February! To avoid Basic Economy you have to spend $80 (or a little less if you are eligible for this discount), but even that is still a very good price for that market. I’m not seeing…

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Things to Know About the Coming United Award Chart Changes

Back in 2014 we experienced a pretty massive United devaluation that brought one-way partner first class awards to Europe from 67,500 miles to 110,000 miles, partner first class awards to Australia/New Zealand jumped from 80,000 to 130,000 miles, and even economy United operated saver awards to Alaska went from 12,500 miles each way to 17,500 miles. There were plenty of other changes too, but it was a really big devaluation, especially for those who like to fly up front on partner…

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Look Inside New United Club in Houston Terminal C

In recent years traditional US based airline lounges had gotten a bit….stale. The hip cousin on the scene was the Amex Centurion Lounge that had nicer seating, a more updated design, better complimentary food and drinks, and frankly was a much more preferable spot to hang out between flights than a stuffy old non-renovated airline lounge with its chex mix, water, and old chairs that literally had holes in them because they were so past their prime. However, as folks figured this…

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The Day My Baby Earned Her First Miles

I’m not good at tracking and logging the flights we have taken, so I can’t tell you for sure how many flights my 23-month-old tiny traveler has taken. If I had to guess I would say 30-ish, but what I can tell you with absolute certainty was that her most recent flight over the weekend from Houston to Boston was the first one where she earned flown miles. This was not the original plan, and in fact it wasn’t the plan…

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Get United Elite Status Faster Via an Elite Status Match

My husband’s travel schedule has recently ramped way, way up and he now finds himself on the road and in the skies far more than me. This is a new reality for our family in many ways, but one very pragmatic issue that we quickly faced was his lack of elite status. Not having elite status isn’t a big deal 98% of the time, especially for leisure travelers who travel once or twice a year, or for those who often…

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United Majorly Increasing Service to Hawaii!

While it may sound cliche, I think my favorite travel destination is Hawaii. At the very least, it is certainly my happy place whether I am there by myself, for an adults-only trip, or with the family. It is far, but it is so worth it once you get there. That said, I am thrilled that beginning later this year United is really upping their service to the Hawaiian Islands from a number of cities! Beginning December 20, United will increase…

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Earn 28 United Miles Per Dollar on Purchases This Week!

Doing your online shopping via a shopping portal is a very easy way to rack up substantial numbers of miles without even traveling…especially when there are some increased bonuses available like there are right now. In fact, with a few retailers you are approaching some seriously crazy good territory when you stack a few of the bonuses on top of each other as I will highlight below.   United MileagePlus Shopping has just introduced “one week of bonus miles” where you…

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Earn 1,500 Bonus United Miles for Online Purchases

There are already a few shopping promos going on at the moment that can really up the number of miles you earn per dollar spent. These offers include your ability to earn 10x United miles per dollar spent at select restaurants and retailers in the MileagePlus X app and the sitewide “mystery bonus” number of miles available via the AAdvantage Shopping site.   But in case neither of those offers meet your shopping needs, or you simply have already used them as…

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Earn More Than 10x United Miles Per Dollar Via App!

Timing purchases with big mileage payouts can make sense in some situations, and right now there are some genuinely big United MileagePlus payouts via the MileagePlus X App! I love using this app to earn bonus United miles instantly while eating out and shopping at participating retailers. It may sound like extra work, but it really is super easy and the miles post instantly.   It is common to earn .5 – 5 United miles per dollar via this app at…

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