Need A Free Upgrade On A United Flight?

One of my readers (and a great friend) jetsetr on Milepoint reached out to me yesterday and is being kind enough to offer up one of his GPUs (Global Premier Upgrades) on United for me to give away to a reader. That was a great reminder that I also gave one extra GPU, so I’m going to pick two random winners. Here’s what you need to know : 1. These are only good on United Airlines flights through the end of January, 2015. 2. I’m prioritizing the winners by those […]

Help Me Make A Decision Whether I Should Mileage Run For United Premier 1K Status

This hobby of collecting miles and points can make you a bit mad at times.  I don’t mean mad in the sense of being angry, though there are plenty of disappointments with service issues and delays.  I mean mad as in having an irrational view of what the goal is. I’ve been a United Premier 1K member for the last few years.  While I’ve found the status to be very uneven, even disappointing at times, it beats having no status at all. But, does it beat having Premier Platinum status? […]

Top 10 List Of Things I Would Change In The Travel World, Part 2

In the midst of all my travel, there are things that pop up repeatedly that I wish I could change.  Part 1 of my wish list included things like fuel surcharges on British Airways award flights, United’s nasty new partner redemption amounts and the lack of redemption opportunities for Starwood’s new suite night awards.  There were some great comments from readers voicing their own “wishes”, and now I’ve got my final 5 changes I wish I could make. 6.  I wish United would remove the fare restrictions on their systemwide […]