The United Airlines MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 15 miles per dollar today only on a group of retailers that most folks will recognize. These aren’t second-rate merchants, and 15 miles per dollar is pretty darn awesome.
I fly at least 100,000 miles a year, most of which is domestically. That adds up to a lot of flights. Booking all those flights, hotel rooms and rental cars is time-consuming and leads to the occasional snafu on my part. I joke that I book a flight for the wrong date of travel at least once a year, but in reality I’ve only done it a couple of times. And, as sad as that sounds, I’ve only compounded that once by actually showing up at the airport on my […]
View From The Wing notes this afternoon that standard award availability is now showing up on both American Airlines and US Airways’ websites for award booking using miles from either airline. Some people reading this just said, “Why would I want to book a standard award? Those prices are horrible.” Yes, they can be. But, here’s an example where it would make a big difference for me. Late last year I was attempting to book a trip to Europe this year. I was trying to avoid fuel surcharges which meant focusing […]