Update On United Airlines Mileage Plus Restrictions For Singapore Airlines & Thai Airways Award Bookings

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A couple days ago I wrote about United Mileage Plus restricting members from redeeming miles on Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways until further notice.

I mentioned in my article that I filed a complaint with United and also requested background information and both inquiries have been responded to by United.

United Airlines Mileage Plus Now Unable To Book Singapore Airlines & Thai Airways Awards Until Further Notice

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United Mileage Plus has put the brakes on their members who wish to redeem their miles on Singapore Airlines or Thai Airways as both carriers aren’t able to be ticketed until further notice.

According to United agents there is an internal memo that effective January 15th the program has ceased accepting reservations for both carriers which is a huge blow to members who wish to travel in Asia.

United Airlines MileagePlus Newark – Mexico City Bonus Through May 31, 2019

United Airlines has launched bonus miles campaign to drive bookings for their flights between Newark and Mexico City.

United Airlines MileagePlus Mexico City 2019

MileagePlus members can earn five bonus miles per USD charged (including connecting flights) through May 31, 2019 as long as there is EWR-MEX or MEX-EWR segment on the itinerary and the ticket issued on United’s stock.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy & Gift Miles Up To 70% Bonus + Sweepstakes Through February 1, 2019

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy & gift miles at up to 70% bonus sale that comes with sweepstakes through February 1, 2019. There can be better personalized offers for up to 100% extra (check).

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles January 2019

United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).

Airfare of the Day: ANA All Nippon Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), United States to Hong Kong SAR (HKG), PRC from $971 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United Airlines and their shoulder season midweek premium economy class sell-up round trip fares between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, that can be routed via Japan on ANA codeshares.

Photo credits: https://www.flickr.com/photos/volvob12b/38911980385

Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge 2019

United Airlines has extended its MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge for 2019 that allows elite members from non-Star Alliance programs to match their status for 90 days and keep it by competing a challenge.

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Members that meet the PQM or PQS requirement of this challenge on/or after July 1, 2019 have their status through January 2021. Those that earn before have their status expire in January 2020.

Airfare of the Day: Lufthansa/Air Canada/United PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Los Angeles CA (LAX), United States to Madrid (MAD)/Barcelona (BCN)/Bilbao (BIO), Spain from $842 Round Trip

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Lufthansa/Air Canada/United and their low/off-peak season midweek premium economy class excursion instant purchase round trip fares between Los Angeles and Spain.

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Remember that you can always email me or send me a message via Facebook or Twitter with your airfare-related findings or questions.

United Airlines Introduces ‘Preferred Seating’ Right Behind ‘Economy Plus’ Zone For A Fee (Free For Premier Members)

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United Airlines has found a new way to earn some extra money by classifying the seating zone right behind the Economy Plus section as ‘Preferred Seats‘ that come at a cost for regular Economy Passengers.

Preferred seating is available on all United and United Express flights, and prices, starting at $9, vary based on the route with the selection being complimentary for Premier members.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy & Gift Miles Up To 75% Bonus Through December 19, 2018

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy & gift miles at up to 75% bonus sale through December 19, 2018. There can be better personalized offers for up to 100% extra (check).

United Airlines Buy Miles December 2018

United Airlines has promotions every month for buying miles, but they all max out at a 100% bonus or a 50% discount (exactly the same offer because United usually limits the number of miles one can purchase per year including any possible bonuses to 150K).

United Airlines Economy Basic Fares Coming To Select Transatlantic Markets December 11, 2018

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United Airlines released this summer (read more here) Basic Economy-type fares for transatlantic travel with their joint venture partners of Air Canada and Lufthansa.

United Basic Economy

Now, the airline has decided to release real Basic Economy fares for select transatlantic markets effective December 11, 2018 with reduced benefits. Elite members no longer qualify for any type of upgrades from this fare type not even to Economy Plus seating. United Premier, Star Alliance Gold and Chase affiliated credit card holders are eligible for one free checked bag, however.

United Airlines MileagePlus Mile Play Promo Fly By January 31, 2019

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United Airlines launched earlier this year MileagePlus promo called Mile Play trying to get select members to spend and fly more. They have had these offers every few months and just launch a new one for December.

United Airlines MileagePlus Mile Play

These promotions are tailored to each member based on his/her recent activity with United. It may require buying more business class tickets or flying certain number of trips before the end of January.

United Airlines MileagePlus Cyber Monday Up To 50% Economy Award Discount January 13 – March 28, 2019 (Book November 26)

United Airlines has launched MileagePlus up to 50% off economy award sale this Cyber Monday for travel between United States and Europe January 13 – March 28, 2019 that must be booked on November 26.

United Airlines MileagePlus Cyber Monday Award Discount

The award discount is from 20% to 50% depending of your MileagePlus status level and whether you have Chase affiliated card or not.

Compensation Clinic: United Airlines Inflight Internet Not Functioning On HKG-SFO Roundtrip

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Our weekly Compensation Clinic article handles United Airlines which I took two weeks ago and where the inflight internet wasn’t working on both ways between Hong Kong & San Francisco.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case here once a week, every Sunday.

Le Club AccorHotels United Airlines Quadruple MileagePlus Miles November 12 – February 28, 2019

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new bonus miles campaign for United Airlines MileagePlus member stays both booked and consumed November 12 – February 28, 2019.

Le Club AccorHotels United MileagePlus Quadruple Miles Fall 2018

MileagePlus members can earn quadruple miles for unlimited number of stays during the promotional period.

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