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CPUs, RPUs, GPUs: all the United PUs (Premier Upgrades)

One the benefits of being an Elite on an airline is the ability to get upgraded to upper class seats on flights. Anyone can use miles and upgrade themselves (more and more with a co-pay), provided space is available. Elite customers though get the ability to get upgraded with using up valuable miles. United has…

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All the Boeing 787 flights – current and future

Airlineroute.net has compiled an excellent post, that they update regularly, listing every current and announced Boeing 787 route there is! Currently there are 14 airlines that operate the 787 (AeroMexico, Air India, ANA, British Airways, China Southern, Ethiopian Airways, Hainan Airlines, JAL, LAN Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Norwegian, Qatar Airways, Thomson Airways and United). Several…

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Giveaway: Free code for FlightTrack Pro iOS App

Starbucks had a recent promotion of their weekly iOS giveaway – the FlightTrack Pro App. This is an awesome iPhone, iPad App which usually sells for $9.99. You could get it from Starbucks for free using the free giveaway cards they have for songs, books and Apps. If your Starbucks has run out of these…

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Is United finally caring about delayed customers?

There have been multiple articles in the recent past about how the ‘cattle-herding‘ approach airlines are taking with customers is here to stay. I at the same time actually had an experience with United airlines last week that was unexpected from a customer service perspective. My flight from Cleveland (CLE) to Washington Dulles (IAD) was…

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Chossing a Booking Class when buying a ticket

One of my readers Jack asked a question after I posted my post on Earning United Miles on Jet Airways flights. In the article I talked about how I did not pay attention to the booking class I was being booked into on Jet Airways and I earned no United miles, as a result. His…

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Chase Ultimate Rewards vs. American Express Membership Rewards

The two most flexible reward programs that are not locked-in to an Airline or a Hotel Chain are Ultimate Rewards from Chase and Membership Rewards from American Express. Both are excellent programs with great redemption opportunities and multiple ways to earn them. This post with compare and contrast some of the key points of these…

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Transferring American Express Membership Rewards – Good options?

I am canceling my American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card. The fees is due and $175 seems steep, given the recent changes in my card strategy (more on that in a later post). Furthermore, canceling the card makes me (more?) eligible for other sign-up bonuses from American Express, including (fingers crossed) the elusive, by invitation…

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Lifetime Miles

I logged into United.com this morning and saw my lifetimes miles total – 500,024. I am half-way to become a Million Miler! For United MileagePlus, One Million Miles is a significant milestone (no pun intended). It gives you and a significant other Gold Status for life! No matter how many miles you fly in a…

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