by John Ollila -

United Airlines has launched economy award sale for travel between United States or Canada and Hawaii this fall between August 18 – December 15, 2015.

United Airlines Hawaii Award Discount

All members are eligible 20% discount and all United Premier members and Chase credit card holders get an additional 5% off for total discount of 25%. [click to continue…]

by John Ollila -

United Airlines sent out yesterday bunch of emails to MileagePlus members offering them the opportunity to purchase Premier Qualifying miles.

United Airlines Premier Qualifying Miles Segments Sale

You can always purchase Premier Qualifying Miles (PQM’s) by using the Award & Premier Accelerators and the price often is lower than using this united “sale”. You can read more using the Award & Premier Accelerators here. [click to continue…]

by John Ollila -

Mechanicals are unavoidable when you fly and the older airframes that the airlines fly these days simply mean more of them. But how an airline handles diversion and recovery, distinguishes itself between a good and bad operation.

Daily Mail United YYR

Based on the incident last Friday when a United flight from Chicago to London made a diversion to Goose Bay in Canada and put passengers in army barracks for an overnight, I would say that United is one terrible airline. [click to continue…]

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It is unusual for airlines to have problems with landing gear and this just happened to United Express flight from Monterey to Los Angeles.

The fight that was operated by Skywest (have flown the airline numerous times both when operating behalf of United and Delta) made a well documented emergency landing at the Los Angeles International Airport after having problems with the left landing gear. [click to continue…]