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Turn United and Hertz Promo Into Buying United Miles at 1 Cent Each (Targeted)

Airlines are more than happy to sell you miles directly for a usually pretty high fixed price that will sometimes dip a bit during promos and sales. However, you can also effectively “buy miles” for even less by strategically participating in some of their promotions and calculating how much it will cost you to earn the bonus miles. This isn’t always worth it, but if you would ever even consider buying miles via the regular prices, then it is absolutely worth at…

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Spending a Day at the United In-Flight Training Center

If you love airplanes, airports, and all things #avgeek there are some cool events you need to tune your radars for in the future. One group that hosts some really great events in conjunction with United is the Frequent Flyer Giving (FFG) crew. FFG is a nonprofit group that raises money for the United We Care Employee Relief Fund while at the same time having a fantastic time at some pretty unique United events. They have flown the island-hopper to Guam,…

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Earn 500 Bonus United Miles Shopping Online This Week

Right now the United MilagePlus Shopping is offering 500 bonus miles if you spend a cumulative total of $200 or more from 5/16/ 17 – 5/26/17. I know lots of you are very familiar with the shopping sites, but for those who aren’t super familiar, if you first go to the United MileagePlus Shopping site before clicking through there to make your online purchases at sites such as Old Navy, Gap, Anthropolgie, Aveda, Etsy, Macy’s, Saks, Target, Walmart, J. Crew, Apple and many…

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Amazing Deal: $67 Round Trip on United to Newark from Dallas

There is currently a tremendous deal for summer travel available right now if you want to fly United from Dallas to Newark as several summer travel dates can be had for just $67 round trip! These aren’t even Basic Economy fares, but rather the real deal where you can get seat assignments and earn miles. You know, like the good old days. You can use Google Flights or the United Flexible Date calendar to spot the cheapest dates to travel and then…

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United Going for Daily Service from Houston to Havana!

With Spirit and Frontier pulling out of Havana service, many of the remaining US airlines serving Cuba are trying to grab up those slots. I personally wouldn’t get too excited about even more Havana service from South Florida, but I am very interested in United’s application to bump up their Saturday-only Houston service to daily service! Currently United has daily service from Newark – Havana and Saturday-only service from Houston to Havana. They have reported numerous times that they are happy…

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How to Earn Even More United Miles While Dining and Shopping

If you have been at the miles and points hobby for a while then I’m sure you have read dozens of times about joining airline dining programs to earn miles when you eat out. However, for many of us there is an even better way to earn miles eating out and I’m pretty sure you have heard about it much less frequently. I know I haven’t done nearly as good of a job using and covering the MileagePlus X app…

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

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

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…

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Why You Shouldn’t Cut Up Your United Credit Card

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

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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