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Milepoint Giveaway Today: United Club Passes

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Don’t forget I’m giving away $200 in this hotel cash giveaway.  And, $200 in free hotel cash! Just a reminder that Milepoint is giving away United Club passes to 10 lucky winners today.  Don’t forget to enter!     The post Milepoint Giveaway: United Club Passes was published first on Pizza In Motion. Don’t miss any of the daily travel tips, tricks and strategies found here.  Follow me using one of these options:      

Did You Win a United Club Pass?

Random.org gave me a bit of help picking the winners of the 2 United Club Passes I was giving away.  They are: Candace, who said: I like them for award availability. I agree.  That’s one of the few bright spots for me, though made much dimmer when they crushed partner redemptions with the Black Friday devaluation. Hemant, who said: I fly them frequently non-stop IAD-SEA. Generally on time, however it has been very hard to get upgraded post-merger. When I do get upgraded – I find the first class amenities […]

GIVEAWAY: Free United Club Passes

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Easy, straight forward, simple.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway, and I have 2 United Club passes valid until 2016 sitting here burning a hole in my pocket. How to win? Just leave a comment here letting me know what you think of United Airlines right now.  Doesn’t need to be terribly detailed.  Like them?  Hate them?  Maybe a reason why? You can enter once every 24 hours.  Pleas don’t go nutzo in the comments section. I’ll select two lucky winners on Saturday, November 1st so you […]

Dulles Airport Updates: Train Construction, New Food Options, And The Invisible United Club Renovation

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I had a quick day trip yesterday that yielded some updates on my home airport of Washington-Dulles for those that find their way to the nation’s capital airport (or, the one 20 miles West of the nation’s capital). After many years of speculation, there appears to be actual dirt moving for the extension of the Metro Silver line that’s supposed to end up at Dulles Airport in 2018. For those that know Dulles Airport, this is over in the cargo area at the intersection of Air Freight Lane and Package […]

United Explorer Card, Check Your Snail Mail For Best Offer?

There have been a number of reports that you can fiddle with the United website to get it to offer you a pretty lucrative sign-up bonus for the United Explorer Card.  I have a predecessor to this card that I prefer, but if I were to be offered this sign-up bonus, I’d probably give it a swing (I haven’t been offered it yet). For some, though, the offer doesn’t appear online.  My father is one of them.  I manage my father’s loyalty accounts for him, so snail mail comes to […]

Another Good Piece On Why Status Matters

Scott McCartney has a good piece in today’s Wall Street Journal about people spending money to achieve status, either by taking flights they don’t need to take or “buying up”. No question, I’m a status snob.  But, status is more then just a seat near the front of the plane.  Over the past few years as airlines have cut benefits, the difference between the “haves” and the “have nots” on board has grown considerably.  Remember the days when everyone got a meal onboard?  It might not have been great food […]

5,000 PQMs For US Airways Club Sign-Ups

If you’re looking to earn PQMs on US Airways and are considering purchasing a club membership, you can kill two birds with one stone right now. US Airways is offering a $100 discount on club membership (waiving the $50 initiation fee and discounting the actual membership by $50) and including 5,000 PQMs with the offer.  When I clicked through, the promotion code did not populate, so be sure to enter promo code 5KPQM. US Airways ran an offer not long ago giving away Silver status in exchange for a club […]

StarMegaDO4: Getting Under Way

MegaDO (noun):  A once-in-a-lifetime gathering (that happens once a year) of like-minded, slightly nuts travel geeks where they charter an airplane and fly to different destinations around the world.  A big plane.  You know, like a 757 or 767.  To visit airlines, plane manufacturers, hotel companies. And, to have a cocktail party at 35,000 feet.  And a pillow fight.  And raise a lot of money for charity. Did I leave anything out?  My involvement in the MegaDOs started a couple years ago when I decided to take my dad on […]

Just Another Day on United Airlines

After dropping my daughter off at the school bus this morning, I picked my bags up from my house and headed out for another routine flight from IAD to DEN.  This was a rare occasion where my upgrade cleared in plenty of time, and I had an aisle seat in F on a 757-300. Just as I was pulling up to the airport (around 8:40am)I got an e-mail that my flight had been cancelled.  Sigh.  I headed to the ticket counter to get on a later flight.  Upon arriving at […]