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Hilton HHonors has a bonus offer for United Airlines MileagePlus member stays at Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria hotels between October 1 – December 20, 2014.

Hilton HHonors United Airlines MileagePlus Conrad Waldorf Astoria Fall 2014 Bonus Miles

You earn 1,000 bonus miles per night for up to 5,000 bonus miles per stay. There is no maximum number of bonus miles that you can earn during the offer period. [click to continue...]

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United Airlines and Air Canada have teamed up offering up to 35,000 bonus miles after three trips between United States or Canada and London between September 23 – December 12, 2014.

United Airlines Air Canada London Fall 2014 Up to 35,000 Bonus Miles Offer

You can participate to this offer on United’s MileagePlus or Air Canada’s Aeroplan. If you are member of both, you can credit different set of flights to each one of them if you so wish. [click to continue...]

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As I was in Panama this last week and needed to get to Cancun for this coming weekend, I decided to visit Havana. I have been here before, so just decided to stay for a few days. Please don’t get me started about the internet connectivity here.

LifeMiles Awards Ticket Success PTY-HAV

Beyond using my LifeMiles for getting from Bangkok to Buenos Aires (access the piece here), it did not usually make any sense to use miles from Oneworld or Star Alliance programs for travel within South/Central America. It has always been a better deal to purchase paid tickets and use the allowed stopovers and other flexibilities. [click to continue...]

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On Tuesday, I wrote (access here) about United’s latest offer for buying MileagePlus miles where the maximum bonus of up to 100% was dependent on the number of buyers.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 100 Percent Bonus September FAKE

The offer was rather slow to take off and the number of transactions 4 to 5 hours before the offer was set to expire, was on the 1,201 – 1,500 bracket that would have given 55% bonus. [click to continue...]

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United Airlines flight from Newark to Denver had to divert to Chicago to offload two passengers due to fight over reclining seat & use of “Knee Defender”.

United Flight Diversion Knee Defender u

Both of the passengers were seated on United’s Economy Plus section that has few inches more space for passengers and would imply that both fliers had some elite status with United or had paid to be seated on this section. [click to continue...]