United Airlines miles open up a world of opportunity when it comes to cheap Business and First class travel. United sells miles that can be redeemed for flights on any Star Alliance airline. With bonuses of up to 100% available from time to time, this makes it possible to fly to Asia in First Class for less than $1,000! The trick is to buy United miles during a "bonus miles" … [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.