Reader Question: Using Different Frequent Flier Programs For Lounge Access & Collect Miles?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question that is of interest for many of us regarding using two different frequent flier programs for crediting miles and elite benefits.

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United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 100% Bonus Flash Sale Today Only (September 9, 2019)

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles 24-hour Flash Sale that ends tonight. You can check your personal bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Flash Sale September 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 175K).

United Airlines MileagePlus & Marriott Bonvoy RewardsPlus Partnership

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Marriott Bonvoy, then Marriott Rewards, and United Airlines MileagePlus launched a program called RewardsPlus back in 2014 that was modeled after what Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Delta Air Lines had in place for reciprocal elite benefits.

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Marriott Bonvoy elite members can get a status with United MileagePlus and vice versa. There are also be some additional benefits when converting points to miles both ways.

Airfare of the Day: United Airlines BUSINESS CLASS New York (EWR), United States to Berlin (TXL), Germany from $2,069 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their midweek business class advance purchase round trip fares between New York and Berlin.

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United MileagePlus Miles Now Never Expire (Until They Do)

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United Airlines today made an announcement that from now on its MileagePlus miles would never expire. Previously, they would expire after 18 months of inactivity.

United MileagePlus Miles Expiry

Delta moved away from expiring miles already few years ago and now American Airlines is the last US legacy left that still has mileage expiry policy in place.

Airfare of the Day: ANA All Nippon Airways PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS Chicago (ORD), United States to Bangkok (BKK), Thailand from $1,168 Round Trip 

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to United and their shoulder season midweek premium economy round trip fares between Chicago and Bangkok. This fare can be routed on ANA codeshare flights via Tokyo NRT/HND.

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United Airlines MileagePlus August Mile Play Fly By October 31, 2019

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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 August.

United Airlines Mile Play August 2019

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 October 31, 2019.

United Airlines Gold, Platinum & 1K Fast Track Through December 15, 2019

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United Airlines has launched a new “Your cup of tea” offer for select MileagePlus members who fly business class (Polaris) segments between Newark and London Heathrow through December 15, 2019.

United Airlines MileagePlus Polaris Status Promotion

MileagePlus members can get Gold with one round-trip (2 segments), Platinum with two round-trips (4 segments) and 1K on four round-trips (8 segments).

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 85% Bonus Through August 27, 2019

United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale that is valid through August 27, 2019. You can check your personal bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles August 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 175K).

United Airlines Flight Attendant Passes Out Drunk For The Entire Flight, Charged With Criminal Public Intoxication – TERMINATED!

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A United Airlines Express flight attendant has been caught on video appearing intoxicated with a slurring voice and following take off, passing out for the entire duration of the flight.

Following complaints to local law enforcement, police officers boarded the aircraft after arrival at the terminals and detected a breathalyzer result five times over the legal limit for flight attendants.

Choice Privileges United Airlines Quadruple MileagePlus (1,000) Per Stay August 1 – September 30, 2019

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Choice Privileges has launched new bonus miles offer for United Airlines MileagePlus member stays between August 1 – September 30, 2019.

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The number of MileagePlus miles earned is quadruple to 1,000 per stay (250 base + 750) during the offer period.

Two United Airlines Pilots Fail Breathalyzer Test & Flight Canceled

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Two United Airlines pilots that were scheduled to operate flight UA162 on Saturday morning failed a breathalyzer test and were arrested.

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The flight from Glasgow to Newark was canceled as a result. The pilots are going to appear before a court on Tuesday.

United Announces CLEAR Partnership (Free For 1K & GS Members)

United earlier today announced a new partnership with CLEAR that allows MileagePlus members to purchase a discounted subscription, while 1K and Global Services members get it for free. United also made an undisclosed investment into CLEAR.

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CLEAR allows members to use expedited lanes at the airport and ID check is performed using your iris or fingerprint.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles Up To 40% Off Sale Through July 26, 2019

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United Airlines has launched new MileagePlus buy miles sale that is valid through July 26, 2019. You can check your personal bonus or discount offer on United’s website here.

United Airlines MileagePlus Buy Miles July 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 175K).

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