United Airlines Posts

Reader Question: Airline Loyalty - Which to Choose

Here at UPGRD.com we get emails from readers and from time to time we publish them (edited by blogger for brevity and privacy).  This one is from reader VC:
I am a graduate student who has been doing some frequent budget travel to maintain a long distance relationship and have some ...

United Airlines To Offer Swanky Cowshed Amenity Kits

United Airlines is teaming up with Cowshed Spa, a division of Soho House, to offer brand new amenity kits in intercontinental premium cabins and United lounges.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2015, United will exclusively offer Soho House's Cowshed skin-care products onboard in newly redesigned ...
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The Significance of American Airlines' Starwood Transfer Bonus

As the mantra goes, miles and points are a depreciating asset and are better burned than stored for future use. American Airlines is offering a generous 20% transfer bonus on points from Starwood Preferred Guest. Essentially, that means instead of 25,000 AA miles for 20,000 Starpoints, through ...

Every Major Airline is Adding NYC - LAX/SFO Frequencies This Fall

The Transcontinental battle for premium passengers is heating up as United leaves JFK for Newark and Delta, Jetblue, and American all beef up their schedules to offer more premium lay flat seats coast to coast than ever before!
With today’s announcement from Delta, business travelers and ...

American, United, and Delta Applaud SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

American, United, and Delta Airlines have all been big supporters of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) community and have supported their GLBT employees and customers and have even received perfect 100s on the Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index. The airlines have ran ...

Was the Muslim Passenger Who Accused United FA of Bigotry Lying?

Truth is a funny thing -- it is immutable, but it can hide. History is written by the victors and beyond the trite but accurate cliche that there are two sides to every story, sometimes we should all be a bit more judicious in rushing to judgment.
I stood by Tahera Ahmad and condemned the ...

Lawsuits for Everyone! Dallas Asks Courts to Settle Love Field Quagmire

When we left off in the last episode of the Dallas/Delta/Southwest/Virgin America soap opera down at the end of Cedar Springs Road, Southwest had announced plans to ramp up Love Field flying to 180 departures per day by August.  Virgin America, meanwhile, decided that burning piles of ...
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United Airlines Leaves JFK, Moves p.s. to Newark

Big news for New York City travelers, as United announced plans to move its premium service (p.s.) flights from JFK to Newark and discontinue service to JFK starting on October 25, 2015.
United cuts p.s. because it was not making money
I don't blame United for doing this -- in ...

United Terminates Service to New York - JFK

United is ending an era of air service to New York JFK airport on October 25, 2015 when the airline moves its last two remaining routes between New York JFK and San Francisco and Los Angeles to Newark. The airline has made a smart operational move to terminate service at JFK and focus on all ...

San Diego Commuter Terminal to Close June 4

FINALLY!! The day has come when the San Diego Commuter Terminal will say goodbye to regional service and the final three occupants will move their regional jets to operate out of terminal 1 and 2!

Per the San Diego Airport Authority News:
 Effective June 4, airlines that ...

The Pros and Cons of the New Copa ConnectMiles Program

I’m gonna cut to the chase and save you about five minutes of reading. If you are looking for a Star Alliance frequent flyer program with great miles earning and a sweet award redemption chart, then you can stop reading now because Copa ConnectMiles is not the program for you. I had such high ...

Copa ConnectMiles vs United MileagePlus: How to Earn the Most Miles

Copa Airlines has released their partner earning rates for Star Alliance partners and GOL and although the earning rates are not overly generous, they beat the current earning rates offered by United in certain situations.

For United Airlines flights, Copa will offer anywhere between 50% ...

Family Should Apologize for Forcing United Airlines Diversion

The trending story of a family thrown off a United Airlines flight from Houston to Portland beckons us to consider how airlines should compassionately and effectively accommodate disabled travelers while balancing concerns of safety and the comfort of other passengers.
The story has ...

New Beta Edition of United.com Available to All

I have been testing the beta version of the new united.com for over a month now via special invitation but now United has opened its beta site to everyone, with a planned launch date of the "new and improved" United.com this summer. The website will continue to fluctuate during this beta ...

FOIA Request from U.S. DOT Arrives over United Danish Kroner Mistake Fare

After the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) sided with United Airlines, allowing the carrier to rescind super-cheap first class fares that exploited a pricing glitch on its Danish website, I was curious to see how cozy the relationship was between United and the DOT. How were ...

Trip Report: United Airlines BusinessFirst Los Angeles to Tokyo, Boeing 787-8

One of the best things about having points and miles friends is that you never have to travel alone. It's always nice having a travel buddy to fly with you and on this trip, I was lucky enough to have one of my friends, Orlando L., join me. We both decided to visit Japan and New Zealand together and ...

Copa ConnectMiles - Copa Aerolíneas Programa de Viajero Frecuente

Copa Airlines ha comenzado oficialmente el lanzamiento de su propio programa de viajero
frecuente. Copa ConnectMiles será el nuevo programa de viajero frecuente y está programado para lanzar Julio de este año. El nuevo programa de viajero frecuente operará como ...