United Airlines Daily Nonstop Flight Between Houston – Sydney Begins January 18, 2018

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United Airlines today announced that it would begin daily non-stop flight between Houston and Sydney on January 18, 2018, using Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

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The flight will be United second longest (Los Angeles – Singapore is longer). Qantas flies between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth daily using Airbus A380 aircraft.

Reader Question: How Many Miles Will United Credit For My Thai Airways LHR-BKK Flight In Business?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader left a question on website regarding number of elite qualifying United miles earned on Thai Airways business class flight from London to Bangkok.

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Airfare of the Day: United Airlines Seattle to Mexico City ECONOMY CLASS $270 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United Airlines instant purchase non-refundable economy class fares between Seattle and Mexico City.

REMINDER: United Airlines MileagePlus Miles Up To 100% Bonus Sale Through September 12, 2017

United Airlines launched late last month an offer for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus for purchase made through September 12, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2017 Promo

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).

Airfare of the Day: United Airlines Seattle to Honolulu ECONOMY CLASS $181 (One Way)/$362 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United Airlines one way instant purchase fares between Seattle and Honolulu.

Hilton Honors United Airlines Up To 5,000 MileagePlus Miles July 21 – October 30, 2017

Hilton Honors has launched new bonus miles campaign for United Airlines MileagePlus member stays between July 21 – October 30, 2017.

Hilton Honors United Airlines MileagePlus Up To 5,000 Miles Per Stay July 21 - October 30 2017

MileagePlus members can earn 1,000 bonus miles per night for up to 5,000 during the promotional period. Minimum stay is two nights.

Handle With Care: At United Airlines Even Your Baggage Can Fly – Right Onto The Tarmac!

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Poor United Airlines can’t catch a break from bad PR as yet another negative story surfaced where a passenger took a video of Bags being thrown out of a plane onto the tarmac.

The same video shows a conveyor belt also dumping bags onto the ground because it’s not aligned with a baggage cart and no ramp staff is available to move the baggage.

United Airlines MileagePlus Miles Up To 100% Bonus Sale July 25 – September 12, 2017

United Airlines has launched a new offer for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 100% bonus for purchasea made between July 25 – September 12, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 2017 Promo

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).

Argument Over Carry On Bag Leads To Arrest Of United Airlines Passenger In Seattle

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A United Airlines passenger traveling with her 80 year old mother got into an argument with the crew over the way her carry on was stowed underneath the seat and escalated into the entire aircraft being cleared again.

After all passengers got off the plane and the lady threw an item inside the airlines offices she was arrested.

Airfare of the Day: United Airlines BWI-EWR-DEL USD 692 (RT Economy Class)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United Airlines shoulder season instant purchase non-refundable Economy Class fares between Baltimore/Washington International airport and Delhi, India.

United Airlines MileagePlus Up To 67% Bonus Flash Sale July 11 – 16, 2017

United Airlines has launched a new offer for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 67% bonus (could be account specific higher offers around as well) for purchase made between July 11 – 16, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles July 2017 Promo

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).

Oops They Did It Again! United Takes Away Seat Of Revenue Passenger (2 Year Old Child) For A Standby Passenger

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United just can’t seem to come to their senses judging by yet another seating incident involving a standby passenger who occupied a paid revenue seat that was purchased for a 2 year old toddler.

The mother traveling with her child had to carry the toddler on her lap during the entire flight from Houston to Boston.

United Airlines MileagePlus Award Chart Changes Effective November 1, 2017 (Up To 67% More Miles Required For Some Star Alliance Awards!)

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United Airlines yesterday announced changes to MileagePlus awards that will take effect on November 1, 2017. As one can expect, majority of these changes are negative.

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United has already removed the current award chart promptly from its website but we have now made side by side comparison for Star Alliance awards (only worthwhile use for United miles) now and come November 1.

United Mileage Plus: Reminder To Compare Earning Rates Of Star Alliance Airlines Before Purchasing Your Flight

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United Airlines Mileage Plus has implemented a number of changes over the years and most recently in particular in the way how Reward Miles and Elite Qualifying Miles are collected – it pays off to check before booking a flight!

As it turns out the number of miles collected in between Star Alliance partners of United varies greatly when crediting the flights to Mileage Plus and that can sometimes be a big advantage.

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