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Marriott Rewards has several ways of getting Gold or Platinum status including having status with United Airlines and utilizing their RewardsPlus partnership, doing the status match on the SPG side and use the status transfer between the programs or Taste of and/or Road to-offers that sometimes are open for all and other times targeted.

Marriott Rewards Status Match 2017

The main difference is that the Taste Of-offer usually gives the Gold or Platinum status up front for the duration of the challenge while Road To-offer only at the end of completing it. [click to continue…]

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Another crazy story brought to us from the good folks of United Airlines where a female pilot went on a crazy, emotional and political rant over the plane’s PA system causing passengers to reconsider their plans.

The lady was dressed in plain clothes and irritated the passengers so much that at least half the passengers decided to leave the flight as they considered the person unfit to pilot an aircraft. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines seems to more than just a few problems with their IT systems recently as the suffered from another error today causing flights system wide to be delayed.

Just two weeks after United suffered the last outage delaying (grounding) their entire domestic fleet for hours today the error affects flights system wide as pilots have issues getting their flight plans. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a new “Flash Sale” for buying MileagePlus miles at a 67% bonus between February 6 – 9, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles February 2017 Flash Sale

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K). [click to continue…]

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Four major U.S. airlines seem to have dodged a bullet after a collusion probe from the U.S. Justice Department has been downshifted due to lack of evidence.

The carriers (American, Delta, Southwest and United) received subpoenas roughly a year ago when investigators dug deeper into the development of airfares and capacity. [click to continue…]

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The popular Boeing 747 is becoming even more scarce with United Airlines being the latest airline that announced removing the iconic airliner from it’s fleet by the end of 2017.

Airlines around the world are phasing out the beautiful jet and replacing it with the now more popular twin engine models such as the Boeing 777. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a new campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at a 25% to 75% bonus depending on the amount between January 9 – 23, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles January 2017 Campaign

United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K). [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about compensation received after United Airlines failed to process an upgrade due to “technical” issues.

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Remember that you can always email us, send us a Facebook message or Tweet about the issues you have with hotels, airlines and other travel providers. We’ll feature one new Compensation Clinic case each week. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a 30% off discount promotion for transferring MileagePlus miles between accounts until December 19, 2016.

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This means that United charges you for moving MileagePlus miles from one account to another. There are no new miles minted during the process (like when US Airways used to run these promotions with up to 100% bonus which made sense). [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a new campaign for buying MileagePlus miles at an account specific 25% to 100% “mystery” bonus between December 6 – 19, 2016.

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United Airlines has promotions pretty much every month for buying miles, but they all max at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K). [click to continue…]