Just when I thought 2020 was the weirdest travel year I’d ever see, 2021 did everything it could to rival it. Our family took a sharp left-hand turn during the pandemic and bought an RV. We spent a fair amount of 2020 camping, a completely different way to travel. That bled into 2021, though as the year turned to spring and summer I got back on the road for work again. 2021 had moments of “normal” but they were mostly defined as the “new normal“. Airline schedules were geared towards […]
Is a swap in upgrade types for very frequent travelers reward enough to spend thousands of dollars more with United Airlines? Is the fact that Delta requires $15,000 in spending from their top elites a good enough reason to make this change for United? Will United actually make more upgrades available to top-tier 1K members?
Good news and interesting partnership enhancements between United Airlines and Hertz. Starting November 1st, United MileagePlus members will earn additional miles and be eligible for higher status levels with Hertz. First, the increased mileage opportunities: MileagePlus members who book with Hertz may earn the following per rental: 1,250 miles – MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members; 1,000 miles – MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members; 750 miles – Primary cardmembers of MileagePlus credit cards from Chase; or 500 miles – MileagePlus general members. On its own, […]
Are you busy chasing airline status? I have been for the first 6 months of the year but still have a ways to go. I’m chasing status with both American Airlines and United Airlines. Status may not be what it used to be, but it’s still incredibly helpful if you leverage it correctly. Achieving 25, 50 or even 100,000 miles in a year takes hard work and careful planning.
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? […]