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United Airlines took a lot of heat over the last 24 hours after staff instructed a pair of teenagers to change their attire after they spotted them wearing tight leggings but it turns out this was a reasonable request.

The two kids were actually flying on discounted/free passes issued to airline employees and as such they have to adhere to a dress code set by the airline which obviously doesn’t include leggings. [click to continue…]

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A couple of days ago we covered United Airlines shoulder season fares between the East Coast of the United States and Scandinavia (access here). These fares are also available departing from the West Coast to Asia/Pacific region. Today’s airfare of the day goes to their Economy Class fares shoulder season fare between Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur.

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United Airlines has launched a targeted promotion for those that wish to purchase Premier Qualifying Miles (PQM) and Premier Qualifying Segments (PQS) that count towards the elite status.

United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Qualifying Miles & Premier Qualifying Dollars Promotion March 2017

The price of PQM/PQS is variable (United here tries to maximize the cash that they get) and generally is not a good deal unless one needs these desperately. [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a targeted campaign to get select MileagePlus members that reside in the New York-area to fly on United between March 16 – June 25, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus NYC

The airline has launched targeted bonus miles offer that is based on the EQD (Elite Qualifying Dollars) that member flies during the period. There can be an offer for bonus PQM’s too (Premier Qualifying Miles). [click to continue…]

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United Airlines has launched a new “Mystery Sale” for buying MileagePlus miles at up to 80% bonus (account specific) for purchase made between February 28 – April 30, 2017.

United Airlines MileagePlus Mystery Bonus Campaign March 2017

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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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…]