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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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How We Are Sort of Avoiding United Basic Economy Fares

Like 99.999999% of you (the other .000001% of you must count money in the back rooms of the airline fortresses), I hate Basic Economy fares. I don’t hate the concept of saving money by forgoing some traditionally included airline amenities, but I hate that instead it now costs more money to get basic things like seat assignments, elite qualifying miles, room for carry-on bags, etc. Basic Economy fares were not a way to reduce prices for some, it was a way…

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United to Offer Some Economy Passengers Hot Meals and Drinks

United is shaking up what they offer on some premium transcon routes beginning this summer, and as part of this shake-up they are going to begin offering included drinks and hot meals for some economy customers flying from Newark to Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as Boston to San Fransisco. They are also renaming their transcon service to the Premium Transcontinental Service, instead of the former p.s. name.   The most notable of the changes is that for the…

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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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