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Real Meals Coming to United Express on March 1, 2015

While Delta Air Lines and American Airlines already serve "real" meals onboard their regional jets, United has been a holdout, offering only junk food snack boxes. That changes on 01 March 2015 when United will begin to serve hearty meals onboard its regional jets, finally eliminating the profound ...
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Legal Analysis of DOT Decision to Back United on Cancelled Mistake Fares

The U.S. DOT has issued its verdict on United Airlines' unilateral decision to cancel thousands of cheap first class tickets, ruling that it will not take action against United for failing to honor the fare. Although this ruling comes as no surprise, the DOT's twisted legal analysis merits ...
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Last Week of United Airlines Star Alliance Award Sale!

When United devalued MileagePlus last year, it introduced a bifurcated award chart that charged a premium for first and business class flights on partner metal as opposed to on United's own planes. An example -- business class to Europe was 57.5K miles one-way if you fly United across the water or ...
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DOT Examining United Danish Kroner Mistake Fares

The DOT has taken the unusual step of issuing a press release noting that it is examining the "United Airlines mistaken fare" and will determine whether or not United must honor the fares purchased. My gut tell me this game is already over and that consumers have lost.

I am a contract ...
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Man Performs Striptease in Aisle on My United Flight

Now that I have caught your attention, let me tell you about a recent flight from Frankfurt to Chicago on United Airlines. 
I was seated in the first row of business class upstairs on a 747-400 (nearest the lavs and flight deck) and the cabin was full. As we neared the end of boarding ...
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United Will NOT Honor $50 Transatlantic First Class Mistake Fares

I generally silence my iPhone at night and woke up this morning to a flood of tweets, text messages, e-mails and Flyertalk PMs about a "DKK" fare sale from United Airlines. My first thought was "where the heck is DKK?", but it turns out that signified a currency rather than airport code ...

A United FA Vents About Uniforms

Gary shares an e-mail making its way around the web from a disgruntled United FA about the new uniforms introduced by her company in 2013. She's clearly not a fan...
Who know if it is genuine, but it is entertaining and I have been flying United long enough to believe this is no ...
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Thoughts on My Elite Status Drop on United


I first started flying United Airlines “religiously” in 2004 – and haven’t looked back since. There have been ups and downs in the relationship, to be sure, but after a decade of flying United remains my airline of choice even as I recently dropped from Premier 1K to ...
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Free Giveaway! United Special Edition Honolulu Amenity Kit

American Airlines is not the only airline with special edition amenity kits -- in a reprisal of last year's popular promotion United Airlines is again offering special edition amenity kits from key cities on its route map. Instead of hubs this year, United's tin amenity kits will have a more ...
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Three Key Tips if Your United Elite Status is Dropping Tomorrow

Many will be dropping in status tomorrow on United Airlines -- myself included -- but it is not too late to take advantage of at least three important perks, two of which will be going away even if you maintained your status for 2015.
1. Global Entry Reimbursement
United Airlines has ...

United Slashes Partner Earning Rates

With cuts coming left and right in the world of airline loyalty programs, I must admit I no longer wince in pain when a new devaluation announced. The question of devaluation is not if, but when and how much. United has finally published its 2015 partner earnings charts, set to take effect on 01 ...
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TOP SECRET Route from San Francisco to Seoul

A flyer on United noticed that his flight from San Francisco to Seoul was not exactly traveling in a logical direction, so he did what any savvy traveler would do in the age of onboard wi-fi: he tweeted United--

United responded:

To which he responded:
 
And UA ...
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One of the Best Dinners I’ve Ever Had on United Airlines

As a 1K MillionMiler flyer on United, I’ve had my fair share of meals on UA over the last decade. Some have been good, some have been bad, but most are simply acceptable.
Last week I flew on United Airlines from Washington Dulles to Bahrain via Kuwait City on my way to the Qatar A350 ...
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Impressive Meal Service Upgrades at United Airlines

United Airlines promised a vastly improved onboard meal experience last August, pledging to gradually roll out several improvements over the course of the next year. Almost immediately we saw a slight improvement in domestic lunch service and the re-introduction of meals on some shorter ...
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D-Day Comes and Goes, Delta Still Flying From DAL

As Dallas Love Field ramped up to its post-Wright Amendment capacity heights on Tuesday with Southwest's launch of nonstop flights to Oakland and San Francisco, one of the lesser-known sideshows that sprung out of the Wright repeal continues unresolved.  That sideshow involves Delta Air Lines, ...

United Amenity Kit Giveaway -- Tell me your travel goals for 2015

As a thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, I'd like to offer some items to giveaway.  I'm an admitted junkie for airline amenity kits, I tend to build up way too many of these, so out of necessity, I have done giveaways like this before.  Lets call it some "pre-Spring Cleaning". ...
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My 2014 in travel - 1 Million Miles and Beyond

2014 was a year where the only constant was change, thankfully for me, most of them have been positive.  Most importantly, I became a father in August.  I'm the proud father of a beautiful healthy daughter.  It is amazing how it changes your life.  Of course this blog is about my ...
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Woman Spends Weekend in Jail for Changing Seats on United

When I was thrown off a United Airlines flight for taking a picture of my seat, many were quick to attack -- blaming me for being over-entitled and concluding that I was wrong to even question the FA's confusion over in-flight photography. Such attacks were unfounded, but at the same time I could ...
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