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 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 another new promotion on buying miles! Until 15 November 2019, you can get up to 100% 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 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...]
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 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...]