United has just emailed out details of a flash sale in which it's offering 50% off the cost of upgrades to Economy Plus. The sale runs through Sunday 17 March and is only valid for travel through 31 March 2019 but it may still offer good value if you have a United Economy Class reservation to make.
United Airlines has announced that it has filed an application with the US Department of Transport (DoT) to operate six new to Tokyo Haneda. Five of the new routes are set to be from cities across the US with the sixth route originating in Guam.
United Airlines has just launched a pretty fantastic set of discounts for anyone looking to use their MileagePlus miles to get to Tahiti. For today only (February 8 2019) MileagePlus members can book roundtrip Economy Class travel to Tahiti from just 42,000 miles.
United Airlines has announced that it plans to add more than 1,600 Polaris Business Class and "United First" seats to approximately 250 international and domestic aircraft. As well as adding extra premium cabin seats to its mainline fleet United has confirmed that it will be adding the 2-cabin Bombardier CRJ 550 aircraft to "key regional routes" in a push to offer customers "more legroom, storage and amenities than any other 50seat regional aircraft operating today".
United Airlines has just announced that, effective immediately, over 100 channels of live TV are now free to view on over 200 of its Boeing 737 aircraft.
United has finally been making some headway with the rollout of its Polaris Business Class product over the past 12 months as it took delivery of aircraft featuring the new cabins, refitted a number of existing aircraft with the new Polaris seat and finally got its lounge program back on track too (the LAX lounge opened last week). The problem is that a lot of United's long-haul fleet still doesn't offer the real Polaris Business Class product and, because of the deceptive way the airline names its Business Class cabins, this fact isn't alway obvious to the infrequent traveler.
It looks as if a fare war has broken out on the Milan - New York route and it may just be that it's the Qatar Airways backed Air Italy that has triggered it. Earlier I wrote about the fares that SkyTeam is offering between Milan and New York (the Air Italy post is coming up) so in this post I'm going to focus on the roundtrip Business Class Star Alliance fares between Milan and New York that start at around $1,700.
United Airlines has just announced that it plans to grow its services out of San Francisco quite dramatically in 2019. The airline is calling this move its "largest ever international network expansion" and when you see the routes being added you'll see why.
Let's be honest and open about this - Basic Economy fares are a rip-off. Airlines would love for us all to blindly believe that Basic Economy fares are just super-cheap, no-frills fares brought in to compete with the low-cost carriers...but they're nothing of the sort. Basic Economy fares are no cheaper than the cheapest fares that were around before Basic Economy was even a thing - they just come with considerably fewer benefits. Remember that the next time you read about an airline CEO telling us all how Basic Economy is great news for the budget traveler.
Barely a day goes by when one of the major airlines doesn't have a points sale in progress so we're living in an age where "standard" prices are only really placeholders while the airlines get ready for the next discounted offering. American launched its sale (with a twist) a few days ago and now United is offering a bonus of up to 85% on its miles through 19 December 2018.