United Airlines Mileage Extends Member Tiers By 12 Months + Most Subscriptions By 6

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United Airlines on Sunday decided to follow Delta and extend all MileagePlus member tiers by 12 months, not including the Global Services, and most paid subscriptions by 6.

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The airline has also lowered Premier Qualifying Poing (PQP) requirements by 50% for those who qualify in 2020.

Airfare of the Day: United BUSINESS CLASS Paris (CDG) to New York (EWR) from 1,154€

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their business class excursion round trip fares between Paris and New York, valid for travel until March 2021.

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United Airlines Reinstates Some International Services Through May 2020

United Airlines yesterday announced (read more here) that it would end all international services sans some Mexico and Japan flights.

Now the airline has decided to reinstate flights to Sydney, Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, London, and Tel Aviv through May 2020 and continue flying to select destinations until March 27.

United Reduces Its International Schedules By 95%

United Airlines is in the process of suspending most of its international services, including all flights to Europe, Canada, and Latin America except Mexico.

The airline is ending most Pacific flying, including services to Australia. Japan is not mentioned, so some flights there should continue. The international schedule is available on United’s website on Sunday.

United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge For 2020 (Longer Qualification Period)

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United Airlines has revised its MileagePlus Premier Status match that comes with a challenge for 2020.

The status from this challenge is valid through January 31, 2021, if earned before June 30. Those that earn the status on or after July 1 will have it through January 2022.

United Not Planning Coronavirus Related Waivers For Elite Members

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United Airlines sent out an email late Saturday (US time) for MileagePlus elite members telling them that there are no waivers, at least not for now, in 2020 due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

Many businesses have significantly curtailed travel, and conferences and events have been canceled or made virtual. United has also trimmed its flight activity by 10% to 20% due to a lack of bookings.

Airfare of the Day: United BUSINESS CLASS Los Angeles (LAX) to Barcelona (BCN) from $2,003

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their high season/shoulder season midweek business class advance purchase round trip fares between Los Angeles and Barcelona.

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United Airlines MileagePlus February Mile Play Fly By May 10, 2020

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United Airlines MileagePlus In 2018 launched a promo called Mile Play, trying to get members to spend and fly more. They refresh these offers every few months and have launched a new one for February.

United Mile Play

The Mile Play promotion is tailored to each select member based on his/her recent activity with United. It may require buying more business class tickets or flying a certain number of trips through May 10, 2020.

United Airlines Increases Baggage Fee To $35 For The First Bag Effective March 6, 2020

United Airlines is at it again to siphon off even more money from those poor souls who book a ticket without baggage allowance but learn at check-in that they need to check one: Fees are going up!

The baggage fee for domestic United passengers will go up by $5 effective March 6th and end up being a whopping US$35 total but there is a way around the price increase.

Airfare of the Day: United/Turkish Airlines BUSINESS CLASS San Francisco (SFO) to Istanbul (IST) from $2,320

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their high/low-off-peak/shoulder season midweek business class non-refundable round trip fares between San Francisco and Istanbul. This fare includes a stopover/transfer in Europe. The segments Europe-Istanbul are operated by Turkish Airlines.

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U.S. Airlines Are Extending Their Cancellations To Mainland China & Hong Kong Until Late April

The big three U.S. airlines American, Delta and United have revised their schedules and pushed the cancellations of mainland China & Hong Kong Routes until late April of 2020.

Carriers have previously suspended flights to the mainland until the end of March in reaction of a lawsuit from pilots unions which claimed danger for the crew when flying into potentially contaminated areas.

United MileagePlus & Chase Destination Miles Offer February 1 – March 31, 2020

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United Airlines MileagePlus and Chase have launched a new bonus opportunity for select affiliated credit cardholders.

United Chase Destination Miles

“Destination: Miles” personalized offer is valid for purchases made using the card between February 1 – March 31, 2020. Member must check their eligibility on United’s website.

American Airlines & United Airlines Suspend All Flights To Hong Kong Through February 20th, 2020

Both, United Airlines and American Airlines have taken drastic steps and have announced this evening that they will suspend all flights to Hong Kong until at least February 20th.

Both carriers have already suspended flights to the mainland until the end of March in reaction of a lawsuit from pilots unions which claimed danger for the crew when flying into potentially contaminated areas.

United Airlines MileagePlus Members Can Now Earn & Redeem On Vistara Effective February 1, 2020

United Airlines and Vistara, an Indian airline founded by TATA and Singapore Airlines, penned a codeshare agreement in 2019 that has now expanded.

United Airlines MileagePlus members can now both earn and redeem miles on Vistara operated flights effective February 1, 2020. I would assume that Vistara frequent flier program members are eligible to earn and burn on United.

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