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United One Time Club Passes Changing Soon

For years I have been able to share United Club access with others by giving away the one-time passes that come with things like many United co-branded credit cards or even with Hyatt Globalist status. I know that many others also like to share and receive these easy-to-pass-along paper passes. However, as shown below, it looks like that process is going to be changing somewhat as the co-branded United cards that issue these annual passes will reportedly begin issuing the passes electronically…

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Use Miles to Make the SAS Kids Fly “Free” Offer Even Better

There are just a couple days left to get in on one of the coolest deals in international family travel where one adult can bring up to 8 children aged 11 years old or younger to Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Finland with them on SAS for free, other than the cost of taxes! I wrote about this deal already, but before it ends on October 5th, I want to highlight a way to make this a potentially even better deal by…

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Two Ways to Earn Bonus United Miles While Shopping

The United MileagePlus Shopping site has two bonuses that just launched, one that awards up to 1,500 bonus United miles based on your cumulative spending on the site by October 13, 2017. The other offers increased miles on some specific retailers that will seemingly rotate on Mondays this fall. Earn 1,500 Bonus United Miles on MileagePlus Shopping First, the sitewide United MileagePlus shopping bonus runs from 10/02/17 – 10/13/17, and with it, you can earn a one-time bonus of up to 1,500…

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Bad News for United Flyers Who Like to Earn Miles on Cheap Flights

For a couple of years, it has made a lot of sense for some travelers to credit inexpensive and lower United fare classes to Singapore Airlines instead of United MileagePlus in order to earn 100% of the miles flown instead of the 5 redeemable miles per dollar spent on the base fare that United awards non-elites. When we flew to Europe on cheaper United fares a little while back we had the choice of earning a few hundred redeemable miles from United…

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Many United Credit Cards Offering Bonus Miles

I don’t recall ever getting a spending bonus on one of my United co-branded cards beyond the built-in opportunity that some United cards have to earn 10,000 bonus miles each calendar year that you spend $25,000 on the card. I still use my United Club Card for some recurring bills and other non-bonused charges since it pays out 1.5x miles per dollar, but it doesn’t get used constantly. However, it may get some extra love in the fourth quarter of the…

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Use Miles to Get Seats on the Final 747 United Flight

If you are sad that you weren’t able to snag tickets on the upcoming final United 747 revenue flight ever that will whisk you away 1970’s style to Honolulu, there are a couple new opportunities to get on-board that just popped up. The good news is the opportunities sound pretty awesome and won’t cost you a cent, but the bad news is they are United Exclusive auctions so they will likely end up selling for a very high number of…

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Earn Thousands of Bonus United Miles on Purchased Tickets (Targeted)

Targeted promotions can be so amazing or so annoying, depending entirely upon which end of the coin you find your account. A new targeted promotion available to some United accounts awards bonus redeemable miles based on how much you spend with the airline from September 15 – November 15, 2017, assuming you also fly that purchased ticket during that same timeframe. They did a similar promotion last year that my household did very well with, but we are sadly not…

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United Adding Final 1970’s Themed 747 Flight to Honolulu

Update: This special flight has officially sold out within an hour or so of being announced. However, if you are interested, I bet some cancel within the 24-hour penalty-free timeframe, so keep checking back if you want a seat! It has been a while since I took a flight that was sort of ridiculous just to do it, but I may have just found my return to taking “ridiculous” flights just to experience them in the newly announced United 747’s…

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United Saver Business Class Awards to Iceland + More New Routes!

United is on a roll with cool new routes and added service they are introducing lately. From the beefed up service to Hawaii and popular ski slopes, to the new Houston – Sydney route, and now several new or expanded frequencies to places like Iceland, Scotland, and Zurich! Perhaps I am most excited that from May 23, 2018 – October 3, 2018, United will fly from nonstop from Newark to Reykjavik, Iceland, using a 757 with lie-flat business class seats! This flight is…

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When You Aren’t Spending Enough on Airfare

It’s mid-September and with just a little over a 1/4 of the year left to go, it is a really good time to do some elite status math and see where you stand…assuming you care about such things. Josh is traveling a pretty fair amount for work this year, so his numbers are now actually more important than mine. To see exactly where he stands, we spent a bit of time yesterday working through his United elite status progress. In doing…

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