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...]
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.
When travelling to the USA on United, you may be able to upgrade to business class. Read our guide how to get a flight upgrade with frequent flyer points for more information.
Note: United is removing award charts and introducing dynamic award pricing for travel from 15 November 2019. United Airlines has announced another new promotion on buying miles. Until 25 March 2019, you can earn up to 67% bonus United miles on purchases. Buying United miles during a promotion is a clever way to save money on Star Alliance Business and First class … [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...]
The prevalence of "emotional support" animals on flights within the United States has become a serious problem. It's not uncommon to see service animals such as guide dogs on aircraft… but the rules surrounding support animals on planes in the United States have become a dog's breakfast. United Airlines last week denied boarding to a passenger's emotional support peacock. … [Read more...]