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The incident the other Sunday when paying passenger was forcefully moved from United Airlines flight to make space for deadheading employee received plenty of play both on social media and TV last week.

Morning Consult

Many were saying that they would never ever fly on United Airlines again while others were canceling their tickets. People tend to have short memories and many buy their airline tickets on price. How the outrage has resulted in bookings is the million (or perhaps billion) dollar question. [click to continue…]

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United really can’t catch a break from bad news this week as now another story surfaced where a paying First Class passenger on the way from Hawaii to Los Angeles was threatened to be placed in handcuffs if he didn’t give up his seat.

The passenger who had a paid First Class ticket was already seated when approached by gate agents to tell him that he’d have to give up his seat to a ‘higher priority passenger’. [click to continue…]

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Yesterday (read more here), United Airlines was facing another PR fiasco when they weren’t willing to offer high enough compensation for passengers on a flight to St. Louisville to get high enough number to give their seats (to accommodate crew members traveling on positive space).


Now, the email that the CEO Munoz has sent to employees has gone public as well and the tone of the email could have been better. [click to continue…]

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A couple of weeks ago, Sebastian wrote here about United Airlines taking a lot of heat over forcing passengers (who turned out to be traveling on an employee pass) to change their attire before boarding.


Seems that the United PR department has another nightmare on their hands after videos posted to social media showing a paying passenger being forcibly dragged from his seat and off the plane by security officers is going viral. [click to continue…]

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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…]