Award Pricing with @United: Ouch!

The other day, Stefan at RapidTravelChai answered United when they asked him if he going in the direction he wanted. He outlines the real reasons to keep United as a secondary airline in the US, and many resonated with me. In particular: Star Alliance partners. Though I am a loyal Delta flyer, the others of … Continue reading “Award Pricing with @United: Ouch!”

Bulk Fares on @Delta, @United, and @American

Earlier this week Enoch of PointMeToThePlane shared the results of an experiment where he used the Citi ThankYou points portal to pay for part of an American Airlines ticket. While not something unusual at first glance, Enoch pointed out that the earning was based on the distance flown instead of the amount spent. Interestingly enough, … Continue reading “Bulk Fares on @Delta, @United, and @American”

@United – Last Seat Availability

Greg over at FrequentMiler recently shared his experience with United’s Last Seat Availability guarantee that he received thanks to his Marriott status (Marriott’s Platinum status grants you Silver with United, once you link the accounts), and that reminded me that since the acquisition of SPG by Marriott went through on Friday, those who had SPG … Continue reading “@United – Last Seat Availability”

@SPG and @Marriott Account Linking Active!

Lucky, over at OneMileAtATime, has detailed instructions on how to connect your Starwood Preferred Guest number to your Marriott Rewards number. It only takes a few minutes, and the status match is virtually instantaneous. It already matched my Platinum SPG! In another post, he details some of the benefits of this link. The big thing … Continue reading “@SPG and @Marriott Account Linking Active!”

Current Flight Deals

There are quite a few flight deals available right now – both for domestic and international travel. I’ve listed some of the big ones out below – keep in mind that some of these sales expire quickly! JetBlue is offering many one-way flights starting at $39! The full list of terms and conditions are available … Continue reading “Current Flight Deals”

Analysis of Benefits: United

Background The “big three” airlines in the US (United, American, and Delta) are similar in many ways, but that is not to say they are all the same. There have been many changes to United over the past year, as well as some that I never knew about, that have given me hope for these … Continue reading “Analysis of Benefits: United”