United Airlines MileagePlus

My Vote For My Favorite Airlines And Hotels

We’ve got less than a week left of voting for the Freddie Awards.  The Freddie Awards represent the best in loyalty for over 25 years.  The airlines and hotels nominated value the awards because they don’t come from a panel of experts.  You and I each get our own vote and they’re counted equally. It only takes a few minutes to vote and make sure your voice is heard.  Here’s a sample of my ballot: Program of the Year-Americas (Airline): American Airlines AAdvantage When you consider that Delta and United […]

United Puts A Dent In Elite Family Travel Benefits

I’m not one of those guys that believe an airline forms a binding contract with loyalty members.  I get that benefits will change over time and a big part of our “game” is finding the best way to leverage those benefits before they change. But, the change that Mommy Points detailed last week really will hurt me when traveling with my family.  The change involves no longer being able to convey your elite status to people you book award tickets for unless you are traveling on the same reservation as […]

Back To School And Mileage Specials On Airline Shopping Malls

There are some decent offers out for the airline shopping malls right now if you have back to school shopping to do, and I would expert more soon. First, United has a promotion where you can earn up to 2,000 bonus miles. It’s essentially a 500-mile bonus for every $125 you spend, up to a total of 2,000 bonus miles. American Airlines is out with some individual bonus offers for specific merchants. Staples is up to 3 miles instead of 2. Magazines are 25 miles per dollar instead of 20. […]

Diversify Your Points And Your Planning For A Winning Vacation Strategy

Diversification is important for many facets of our lives. In travel, having different types of miles and points available is key. WIth the increased availability of one-way award flights over the last five years, mixing and matching is the best way to make your dream trip happen. Here’s a quick look at some examples of a diversified vacation.

Suitcase Giveaway Reminder And Double Miles On Best Buy Online And In-Store

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway for a brand new Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase and $100.  Have you sent in your entry yet? The United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 2 miles per dollar on purchases at Best Buy through their website until 6/4/14. How do you turn that into double miles on in-store purchases?  It required either a smart phone or a little bit of planning.  If you know there’s something you want to buy at Best Buy that you’re planning on picking up at […]

Quick American Airlines Livery Poll Update: Winner Can Choose A United SWU As Well

Just a quick note on the poll I put up last night.  If you happen to be a United Airlines flier and win the contest I’ll be happy to award a United SWU instead.  Don’t forget to vote on how you feel about American Airlines’ new look by the end of next week! So far, “I like it but don’t love it” is the early leader by a 2:1 margin.