Buying United miles during a promotion can be a clever way to save money on future Star Alliance Business and First class flights, as the cost of the miles is often lower than the cost of an equivalent airfare. United MileagePlus miles can be redeemed for premium cabin award flights across the entire Star Alliance network. Plus, there are no fuel surcharges on most United award … [Read more...]
United Airlines is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. As a member of the Star Alliance, you can use United Mileage Plus points to travel on all Star Alliance airlines.
Like many other airlines (including Qantas), you can buy frequent flyer points to redeem on award flights or upgrades. United tend to have a couple of sales each year, where the cost of points is heavily discounted.
United Airlines made a surprise announcement last weekend that it would permanently remove change fees on domestic airfares. Within days, almost every other major U.S. airline has followed suit in a fundamental change to the revenue models of American airlines. United and most other U.S. airlines have been waiving change fees since COVID-19 began to seriously disrupt travel … [Read more...]
United Airlines has launched a new MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge for 2020, offering 90 days of complimentary Star Alliance status and a shortcut to keeping United status for an even longer period. The current offer is valid until 31 December 2020. The United status match challenge is available to frequent flyers that already hold elite status with another … [Read more...]
The United Airlines "Island Hopper" from Honolulu to Guam is one of those unique flights with a cult following - a bit like British Airways flight BA1 from London City to New York. Leaving Hawaii in the morning, the Boeing 737-800 service stops at 5 islands in Micronesia and the Marshall Islands along the way. The 3x weekly flight exists to connect the people of Micronesia … [Read more...]
United MileagePlus has discontinued its long-running status challenge. The move comes as United announces a complete overhaul to the way MileagePlus Premier status is earned, effective from 1 January 2020. United status challenge discontinued… for now United's status challenge has been a popular shortcut to Star Alliance Gold status. Until 30 September 2019, United offered a … [Read more...]