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United MileagePlus Devaluation Coming 1 November 2017

United Airlines' MileagePlus program has announced that, from 1 November 2017, quite a few things will be changing - mostly for the worse. The main changes involve the repricing of United's international Saver Awards, the introduction of variable price "Everyday Awards" and the repricing of United's partner awards.
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United Airlines Is “Rebanking” Houston Airport (IAH)

United Airlines has announced that, later this year, it will be taking steps to "elevate the customer experience at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport by offering customers shorter, more convenient connection times and better access to more destinations". 
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United Is Adding Serious Capacity To Hawaii

United Airlines has announced a substantial increase in the number of flights it will be operating between the mainland and Hawaii from the end of this year....and in the case of one set of routes it looks as if it's taking the fight to American.
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United Airlines Basic Economy Fares – Full Details Announced & You’re Not Going To...

United Airlines is holding an investor briefing as I type this and it has used the occasion to, amongst other things, announce details of its Basic Economy Fares. This is an announcement frequent flyers have been anticipating for some time as we've been waiting to find out what benefits United will strip away from regular Economy Class fares to create this new fare offering. Now we know....and there are a few surprises.
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American Airlines Cancels Routes, British Airways Changes Washington Service & United Flys Its 777...

A round-up of some of the airline news I've noticed over the past few days including American Airlines cancelling three of its routes out of Philadelphia, British Airways changing the aircraft it uses on its London - Washington DC route and United Airlines scheduling a brief flurry of 777 service between San Francisco and Las Vegas in January 2017.
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MileagePlus Offering Bonuses Of Up to 50% On Points Transfers From Hotel Programs

An often unmentioned aspect of the United MileagePlus program is that you can convert points from various hotel rewards programs into United MileagePlus miles...but there's a reason it's often unmentioned - it's almost always a terrible deal. Still, right now United is offering bonuses of up to 50% to anyone wishing to convert hotel loyalty points to United Miles so I thought I'd take a look at the promotion.
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Delta Adding More Services Out Of Boston

In its latest batch of schedule updates Delta has clearly decided to give Boston a little bit more love. There are two new routes starting up this winter (one is even a short-haul international flight!), an old route is being restarted in the summer and an existing route is seeing frequencies significantly increased.
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Reminder: United Offering Miles At 1.88 Cents Each

Somehow I managed to miss this bit of news and that's a little embarrassing considering how long it has been around (sorry!). Still, there's still time to buy United MileagePlus Miles from 1.88 cents each as long as you buy before the end of the day on 15 August 2016. As an added incentive United will enter all those who purchase miles in this promotion into a draw to win a share of 500,000 MileagePlus Miles (but you don't actually have to purchase miles to enter the draw).
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United To Work With TSA To Improve US Airport Security Experience

It's not much of a secret that the TSA isn't held in the highest esteem in the US - when you're in charge of security and you fail 95% of airport security tests you really only have yourself to blame - and US carriers have been moving to do what they can to improve the plight of their customers who have just about had enough of airport security.
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United Airlines Roundup: More Flights To Shanghai, Rumors Of A Hub Cut & More

A round-up of various pieces of recent United Airlines news including details of an increased service between San Francisco and Shanghai, an end to one of the airline's 5th freedom routes and rumors that United will have to cut back at one or more of its hubs to improve unit revenue.
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What United Airlines Told Investors (In Brief)

United Airlines held a conference call with investors yesterday to discuss how the airline plans to move forward and how it plans to improve performance. I actually listened to the whole call and, to an outsider like me, it sounded like one huge "mea culpa". United hasn't been doing well compared to its closest competitors and the beginning of the call came over as a series of "we know we really screwed up...sorry!" comments. The next part of the call was where United executives went over a list of measures United is taking to improve financial performance.
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United Airlines New Polaris Business Class

After a lot of speculation and waiting United Airlines, today, finally announced its new Business Class product - United Polaris Business Class. Rather than just an update of their Business Class seat United have revamped their entire Business Class offering from lounges and pre-flight dining through to a new onboard Business Class cabin with new seats, amenities and food/drink options. From what United have presented it looks like United Polaris Business Class is a make over from top to bottom.
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United Airlines Adds More Dreamliner Service To South America

It doesn't seem that long ago that the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was the new kid on the block and one of those aircraft that...
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United Airlines – Is This The New Business Class Cabin?

UPDATE 2 June 2016: United Airlines have now released details of their New Polaris Business Class. Follow this link to find out more. United Airlines...
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United Airlines: New Asia Route, Fleet Update & Miles For Bad Service

Three bits of news out of United Airlines in the last few days all of which I thought were worth a mention. The airline...
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United Airlines: Changes to 787-8 Dreamliner Routes (Check Your Seat Assignments) & An Extra...

United Airlines has been doing a lot of playing around with plans for its new 787-9 Dreamliners. The airline has made changes to when...
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Cathay Pacific A350 To Serve Gatwick, United Throws Toys Out Of Pram & Fly...

A round up of some of the airline news from the past few days including a new route for Cathay Pacific, a cancelled route for United Airlines and another opportunity to try out Finnair's new A350 without having to fly long-haul.
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Earn Qantas Miles For Keeping Fit, Faster OnBoard WiFi In The US, Delta Shoots...

A round-up of travel stories from around the net that didn't really deserve a whole blog of their own but deserved an honorable mention nonetheless. Everything from a new way to stay fit and earn miles (thanks Qantas) to new coffee onboard courtesy of United and a cool, short, video from Delta.
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LCC Offering Live TV, Pilot Suffers Retina Damage From Laser, Waitlist Virgin Australia Upgrades...

A round up of some of the more interesting and useful news from the airline world in recent days - including a new upgrade offering for Virgin Australia flyers, live TV on a European low cost carrier, speculation on where Singapore Airlines will fly its new A350s and more.
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American Airlines, Delta & United Airlines: New Routes & Schedule Changes

A roundup of the latest new route announcements and route changes from American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines including news of new wide-body flights from Delta, more Dreamliner service from American and, coincidentally, less Dreamliner service from United.
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Fare Alert: Los Angeles – Chicago From $96 Return (UA)

I don't normally post on the weekend but these fares may not be around for long. I've been doing a lot of traveling recently so I'm not sure how long these fares have been around - but they're fantastic! United Airlines are offering some spectacularly good deals for flights from Los Angeles to Chicago O'Hare in January 2016
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United Airlines Adding European Routes To Newark & Dulles

United Airlines has announced that it will be adding seasonal services between New York/Washington and Europe for the 2016 summer. While all services are still...
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Friday Fare Alert (2): Los Angeles – Miami From $228 (£156/€210) AA/UA

Both American Airlines and United Airlines have some very good fares available for flights between Los Angeles and Miami in the first few months of 2016 and some are even mileage-run worthy (4.9c/mile on American and a stunning 3.3c/mile on United)....but availability is rapidly diminishing.
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Friday Fare Alert (2): SFO to PVG From $601 or 4.1c/mile (AA/DL/UA & More)

In the first of today's fare alerts I posted fares between Seattle and Shanghai/Beijing for the last three months of 2015. The most direct fares were with Hainan and Delta but American Airlines had a fantastic milage-run-worthy fare which came out to just 4.4c/mile.
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United Airlines Looks To Fly SFO – XIY (Xi’an, China)

United Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for permission to commence non-stop flights between San Francisco and Xi'an, China. The proposed service...
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United Airlines Extends Deal With Chase Card Services

Some links to products and travel providers on this website will earn Traveling For Miles a commission that helps contribute to the running of...
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Airline News Roundup: US Airlines Face Lawsuits, New A350 First Class, Qantas Gets HBO...

A round up of some of the latest news from the airline industry that I've noticed over the past few days - some may...
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Interesting Travel Links: Manure To Fuel Planes, New JAL App for Android, EU Bans...

These are a few of the travel-related, interesting/informative links I've noticed around the Web in the past few days: JetBlue Opens Outdoor Space at JFK...

Etihad Files Response to “Open Skies” Debate

The row between the big 3 airlines in the US (American, Delta & United) and the Big 3 Middle East Carriers (Etihad, Emirates &...
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Mayor Of Fort-Worth Sides With American In Open Skies Dispute

In other news the Pope says he's a Catholic, Le Bron says he's partial to a game of Basketball and McDonalds tell us they like...
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Good Fares to Hawaii From Seattle Nov-Feb (DL/AS/HA/UA)

We're always on the look out for any decent deals to our favourite group of islands and it looks like some of the airlines...
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Fare Alert – Boston – St Thomas ($293)

With Marriott's Frenchman's Cove being one of our users' favourite Caribbean vacation rental properties we've recently been on the lookout for good deals to St Thomas. Right...

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