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United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

For my first United Basic Economy flight, I chose the San Francisco to Salt Lake City route. United operates the route with Embraer and Bombardier aircraft to connect their Denver and San Francisco hubs (with stops in Aspen). Booking United Basic Economy I booked my tickets via Orbitz, which simply mentioned the cabin item restriction […]

Posted on January 19, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, United Mileage Plus

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The best current offers for buying miles and points

The best current offers for buying miles and points

There’s a fair few decent bonus offers around right now for when you buy miles or points, so we thought we’d put together a post summarizing the best ones available. If you’re thinking about purchasing Rapid Rewards, scroll down to the Southwest offer right now though, as it expires today (December 11th) at 11.59PM CST! Aegean Miles+Bonus […]

Posted on December 11, 2017 by in Air France/KLM Flying Blue, American Airlines AAdvantage, Hilton Honor, Southwest Rapid Rewards, United Mileage Plus, World of Hyatt

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Singapore Airlines Krisflyer devalues and adds online booking, 50% off many IHG properties, 1,000 ‘free’ United miles

Singapore Airlines Krisflyer devalues and adds online booking, 50% off many IHG properties, 1,000 ‘free’ United miles

– Singapore Airlines is devaluing the Krisflyer Star Alliance award chart effective December 7th 2017 Most routes get a 20%-30% additional mileage requirement. Given how easily you can transfer miles into Krisflyer it’s amazing the ward chart is still ‘so good’ As per the announcement there will also be an online booking interface for Star […]

Posted on November 14, 2017 by in Travel Deals, United Mileage Plus

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5,000 United miles with Club Carlson, Air Canada’s record Q3 profit, PerksPlus offers another 5,000 United miles

5,000 United miles with Club Carlson, Air Canada’s record Q3 profit, PerksPlus offers another 5,000 United miles

– Club Carlson has a great new promotion where you can earn 5,000 United miles with just two stays Do yourself a favor and register. – Air Canada is joining the club of ‘rich North American airlines’ with a record Q3 profit of $763 million – PerksPlus offers 10,000 points (worth 5,000 United miles) just […]

Posted on October 26, 2017 by in Club Carlson / Radisson, Travel Industry Flight Status, United Mileage Plus

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$89 seats to Europe, 5,000 MR bonus for Amazon Prime, $30 off Uber and 8,000 miles United miles redemptions coming November 1st

$89 seats to Europe, 5,000 MR bonus for Amazon Prime, $30 off Uber and 8,000 miles United miles redemptions coming November 1st

– WoW Air has released a fresh batch of $89 seats to Europe many of its US destinations The return is a bit more expensive but not by much usually. – American express is out with 5,000 Bonus Membership rewards bonus offer for signing-up or renewing your Amazon Prime membership This is an awesome offer. […]

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Travel Deals, United Mileage Plus

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Up to 100% MileagePlus bonus when you buy miles

Up to 100% MileagePlus bonus when you buy miles

What’s the deal with the MileagePlus bonus? United MileagePlus members can currently get up to 100% bonus miles when you buy miles between now and December 19th, 2016. The bonus is targeted, so you’ll receive a ‘mystery bonus’ of between 25% and 100%. Depending on your bonus, you can purchase 85,000 to 120,000 miles with this offer; […]

Posted on December 5, 2016 by in United Mileage Plus

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The impossible AAdvantage award chart in Africa – or isn’t that bait and switch?

The impossible AAdvantage award chart in Africa – or isn’t that bait and switch?

AAdvantage still has one of the most competitive award charts out there. One area that I have always completely disregarded is Africa to Africa in economy class. The American Airlines AAdvantage partner award chart shows this as 10,000 one-way or 20,000 return: Now Africa is a big place and other frequent flier programs charge considerably […]

Posted on December 3, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, United Mileage Plus

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Unadvertised United award sale gives you 20% off RT domestic economy redemptions

Unadvertised United award sale gives you 20% off RT domestic economy redemptions

What’s the deal with the United award sale? United Airlines currently has 20% off round-trip domestic economy redemptions when you book by August 23rd for travel August 23rd through December 15th, 2016. The sale hasn’t yet been announced publicly for some reason… With this offer you can redeem your miles for a short-haul flight under […]

Posted on August 9, 2016 by in United Mileage Plus

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HOT! Cheap flights to Taipei (TPE) and Seoul (ICN) from US cities from just $381 RT

HOT! Cheap flights to Taipei (TPE) and Seoul (ICN) from US cities from just $381 RT

What’s the deal with cheap flights to Taipei (TPE) and Seoul (ICN)? You can fly between select major US cities and Asia later this year from a fantastic $381 round-trip between August and December – that’s from just 3 cents per mile flown! The cheapest flights seem to be with United between Seattle and Taipei from $381 return, but you can fly […]

Posted on July 19, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Delta Skymiles, United Mileage Plus

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HOT! Cheap flights to Hong Kong (HKG) from US cities from just $340 RT

HOT! Cheap flights to Hong Kong (HKG) from US cities from just $340 RT

What’s the deal with cheap flights to Hong Kong? If you fancy getting away to Hong Kong from select US cities this fall, you can fly from an amazing $340 round-trip between September and December – that’s from just 2 cents per mile flown! The cheapest flights are with Delta from Houston, but you can fly for a bit more from San […]

Posted on July 19, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Delta Skymiles, United Mileage Plus

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HOT! Cheap flights to Europe from $425 RT inc. from the West Coast!

HOT! Cheap flights to Europe from $425 RT inc. from the West Coast!

What’s the deal with cheap flights to Europe? Grab an awesome fare later this year between many US airports and various European destinations from just $425 round-trip! The flights are with United or partners Air Canada and AA and most flights are $500+, but some are as cheap as $425. You need to be quick, as we […]

Posted on June 27, 2016 by in Aeroplan, American Airlines AAdvantage, Cheap flights, United Mileage Plus

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Up to 50,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles when you book and fly [targeted]

Up to 50,000 bonus United MileagePlus miles when you book and fly [targeted]

What’s the deal with bonus United MileagePlus miles? MileagePlus members can currently earn bonus miles by booking and flying United Airlines as usual! Depending on what you’ve been targeted with, you could net up to 50,000 bonus miles across three personalized spending milestones, such as: Spend $1,000 total on your tickets and earn 10,000 bonus MileagePlus miles. Spend […]

Posted on June 3, 2016 by in United Mileage Plus

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United MileagePlus Explorer card 50,000 bonus miles and $50 statement credit (public offer)

United MileagePlus Explorer card 50,000 bonus miles and $50 statement credit (public offer)

What’s the deal with the United MileagePlus Explorer card? In case you haven’t been targeted for the recent 70,000 bonus miles offer or the 70,000 bonus miles and $50 statement credit offer when you apply for the United MileagePlus Explorer card and spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months, there’s also a public offer available for 50,000 bonus miles and […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by in Chase Ultimate Rewards, United Mileage Plus

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NEW United MileagePlus Explorer card targeted offer for 70,000 bonus miles but now with $50 statement credit!

NEW United MileagePlus Explorer card targeted offer for 70,000 bonus miles but now with $50 statement credit!

What’s the deal with the United MileagePlus Explorer card? We recently let you know about a targeted offer to get a whopping 70,000 bonus miles when you apply for the United MileagePlus Explorer card and spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months. If you weren’t able to see that offer, you could well be able […]

Posted on June 1, 2016 by in Chase Ultimate Rewards, United Mileage Plus

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HOT! United MileagePlus Explorer card 70,000 bonus miles [targeted]

HOT! United MileagePlus Explorer card 70,000 bonus miles [targeted]

What’s the deal with the United MileagePlus Explorer card? Targeted MileagePlus members are currently seeing an offer for a massive 70,000 bonus miles when you apply for the United MileagePlus Explorer card and spend $3,000 on purchases in the first three months! The usual sign-up bonus is 30,000 miles, so jump on this if you’ve been […]

Posted on May 28, 2016 by in Chase Ultimate Rewards, United Mileage Plus

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Buy or gift HHonors, TrueBlue, Gold Passport or MileagePlus to earn up to 100% bonus!

Buy or gift HHonors, TrueBlue, Gold Passport or MileagePlus to earn up to 100% bonus!

What’s the deals where you buy or gift points or miles? Various loyalty programs are currently each offering a bonus when you gift or buy miles or points within the month and you can earn up to 100% more. Hilton HHonors members can currently earn 100% bonus points through June 3rd, 2016. With JetBlue TrueBlue, you can […]

Posted on May 18, 2016 by in Hilton Honor, Jetblue TrueBlue, United Mileage Plus, World of Hyatt

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My favorite flights and award redemptions for 2016

My favorite flights and award redemptions for 2016

Lots has changed since late 2014 when I last updated my favorite mileage redemptions. Award programs have changed and my personal taste for trips I’d like to take have changed too. Here are my favorite options. Aeroplan awards to Europe I (55,000 miles) and Europe II (57,500 miles) using Turkish Airlines in Business Class Turkish […]

Posted on May 2, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Delta Skymiles, Krisflyer, United Mileage Plus

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iDine hotspots and a round-up of bonus miles and points for signing up to airline dining rewards programs

iDine hotspots and a round-up of bonus miles and points for signing up to airline dining rewards programs

What’s the deal with iDine and other dining rewards programs? If you’re a fan of eating out, then dining rewards programs can be a great way to earn a little extra while doing so. You can be rewarded with cashback, gift cards, college savings bonuses or, more importantly for travel enthusiasts, miles or points for your favorite loyalty program. You may […]

Posted on March 30, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Delta Skymiles, Jetblue TrueBlue, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Travel Deals, United Mileage Plus

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Cheap flights to Taipei (TPE) from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) $745.56 RT

Cheap flights to Taipei (TPE) from Fort Lauderdale (FLL) $745.56 RT

What’s the deal with cheap flights to Taipei? Here’s a cheap fare between Fort Lauderdale and Taipei for just $745.56 round-trip this month – that’s only 4 cents per mile flown. For the sample dates March 30th to April 7th, 2016, flying with United Airlines, we found current availability at this price: How do I get the cheap flights to Taipei deal? More […]

Posted on March 10, 2016 by in Cheap flights, United Mileage Plus

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