United Airlines Posts

Mayhem at Chicago O'Hare

My oversold 777 flight to SFO has been cancelled and it is not clear if I am going to get to LAX tonight. There's hundreds of people in line at the Customer Service desk and a snowstorm is imminent. Thank goodness for the RCC.

I'd be jumping for joy, if not for the fact that I have a morning flight to HNL on CO tomorrow from LAX.

I'll report back later.

The Battle for Haneda

As predicted, the battle for Haneda has commenced.   For those that don't know, Haneda is the second airport in Tokyo Japan.  Since the opening of Narita in the 70s, Hanada was limited to domestic flights and flights from neighboring countries.   Recently, a new ...

First Class Fare Sale to/from Denver on United

As fierce competition with Southwest and Frontier continues at Denver, United announced a First Class fare sale on flights to and from DEN today. That's certainly one way to distinguish UA from the LCCs.

images courtesy of United Airlines
The fares are not bad, but still much ...

Upgrd 55: United, US Airways and Continental Awards

This week we continue our award redemption series by discussing Star Alliance carriers including United Airlines, US Airways and Continental Airlines.  In this episode we discuss:
American Airlines new stand by policy JAL's final decision to stay with OneWorld Delta ...

Chatting with a United Pilot over a Beer at McCormick & Schmick's

Over the last couple months, United and other carriers have given out $20 McCormick & Schmick's gift certificates in their airport lounges. In the case of US Airways and UA, there is usually a stack of them sitting on the counter as you enter the lounge.

I picked up a few of them last ...

More Regional Jets Creeping into United's Schedule

The regional jet takeover continues!
Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc, today launched a new partnership with United Airlines with scheduled service under the United Express code from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and Washington Dulles ...

Planning My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Time for another trip report!
Day 0: Introduction: Perfecting My Trip to Europe Using United Miles

Day 1: LAX-YVR on Air Canada, Vancouver, and YVR-LHR on Air Canada
Day 2: BD Number One Lounge at Heathrow and London to Lisbon on TAP Portugal
Day 3: A Day of ...

Feeling Stupid for Selling my United Airlines Stock

Remember my post two months ago where I meandered about whether to sell my United Airlines stock? 
The stock had risen three-fold since I had invested in July and although I had an inkling that the stock would continue to rise (see my commentary in the link above), I decided to take the ...

Free Custom Luggage Tags from KLM

A nice offer from KLM.

Throw away those boring luggage tags and give your baggage a new look by designing your own, unique tag. You can use a photo of your family, your favorite destination, or, to make it easier, you can choose from one of the images pre-selected by KLM.

Two tags will be made with your design to ensure you can easily recognize your bags among thousands of others. Or, you can give the tags to someone else as a gift.

Order as many sets as you want! Now why can't United make us some nifty luggage tags?


An Update on United Airlines' New One-Way Award Program

Last week I promised I would provide more details on United's new one-way award program.
Simply put, I like the new program.
Per my conversation with a reservations agent, stopovers will still be permitted on United roundtrips and Star Alliance awards--for now at least.
This means ...

East Coast Storm May Lead to VDBs on United...I Want In!

With final exams starting next week, I have a very busy weekend ahead. The weekend just got a bit busier, though.
I had planned to stay home and concentrate all my efforts on preparing for another round of tests, but I am tempted to book another mileage run for Saturday or Sunday afternoon. ...

A Rundown of My Latest Mileage Run on United Airlines

I had the chance to join Lucky for some mileage running over the weekend and was able to snag a great fare to Seattle. The only catch: I had to get up to Newark or LaGuardia to start the run. I chose Newark because it was easier to get to from Philadelphia's 30th Street Train Station.
Saturday ...

Moscow to Dulles on United + A Bump on United Express

-Philadelphia to Moscow Domodedovo in United Business
-Transit at DME + Austrian Airlines Lounge
-Moscow to Dulles on United + A Bump on United Express
Part III
There was an additional security check at the United gate: another bag search and pat-down. The Russian man doing the ...

Philadelphia to Moscow Domodedovo in United Business

Last weekend I did a United MR to Moscow from Philadelphia. While I could have flown to Geneva, Zürich, or Brussels for cheaper, Moscow was operated by a 767 with UA's lie-flat Business Class seats and I was able to confirm an upgrade immediately.
I will break the trip down into three ...

One-Way Awards Coming to United Airlines Next Month?

Take this info with a grain of salt, but the answer is yes, according this thread on Flyertalk. 
According to a 1K agent (the ultimate authority...), United will begin to test one-way bookings online starting 01 February. If these awards are going to be bookable online, it may be they ...

United Airlines Reports Mixed 4Q Results

Both good news and bad news for United today.
United Airlines is seeing a strong recovery in international passenger traffic, especially on transatlantic routes, executives of the Chicago airline said Wednesday.
"Clearly, international strength is playing a disproportionate ...