It's now just a little bit easier to earn United MileagePlus miles in Australia, with the launch of a new MileagePlus shopping portal. With MileagePlus Shopping Australia, you can earn up to 4 United miles per dollar spent with participating Australian online retailers. There are currently 205 online stores available via the MileagePlus Shopping portal in Australia, with … [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.
Note: United is removing award charts and introducing dynamic award pricing for travel on United from 15 November 2019. United Airlines has announced yet another new promotion on buying miles! Until 27 August 2019, you can get up to 85% bonus United MileagePlus miles on purchases. Buying United miles during a promotion is a clever way to save money on Star Alliance … [Read more...]
United Mileage Plus has removed its award charts and will shift to "dynamic" award pricing for travel from 15 November 2019. United gave no warning about the changes and they have attracted universal criticism, with many frequent flyers seeing this as a major devaluation of the United Mileage Plus loyalty program. United Airlines sold these "award travel updates" to its … [Read more...]
IN BRIEF | United Airlines will cut back its flights from Sydney to Los Angeles and Houston during the northern summer period. From 31 March until 26 October 2019, frequency on United's Sydney-Los Angeles route will be reduced to 3x weekly. Meanwhile, service on the Sydney-Houston route will drop to 4x weekly. Both flights currently operate daily using Boeing 787 … [Read more...]
Finding Business Class award availability from Australia to the USA is always a challenge. Qantas restricts award availability for Bronze and Silver members, and Virgin Australia doesn't release any Business Reward seats to Los Angeles until a week before the flight. Luckily, there are other options when redeeming points to the United States. One left-field alternative is … [Read more...]