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Trip Report – United 777 Business Class Review

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Recently, when United opened up some last-minute premium cabin saver level award seats, I had the opportunity to fly United’s business class on a flight from San Francisco to Chicago. Even though it was a domestic flight, the plane in use was United’s 777-200, one of their flagship long-haul international planes. Since View From the…

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Earn Thousands of Bonus Miles by Shopping Online for Back to School Supplies

Anyone who follows these blogs knows that using online shopping portals is a great way to accelerate your miles and points earnings, and rack up thousands of bonus miles for purchasing things that you were planning to purchase anyway. You can earn 2, 3, 4, or even up to 10 or more bonus miles per dollar…

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United’s “Summer of Hell” – Can’t Meet Its Own Low Bar of 55% On Time Departures

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Bloomberg has an interesting article out comparing United to its US peers using June 2015 statistics…this is 5 years into the UA/CO merger. Obviously, one would expect UA to fall behind Delta and American (even w/ the merger) in performance stats, but I did not realize just how large the gap has become.  Also, I was shocked by…

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JetBlue & FedEx Back Gulf Carriers, Could AA Ditch US3 & Join M. East Carriers?

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Both JetBlue and FedEx have come out in support of the Gulf carriers in the battle with the US3. JetBlue has partnerships with Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar, while Fedex is currently expanding a major hub operation in Dubai. JetBlue had this to say: “Just as the three U.S. legacy carriers currently alleging unfair subsidies have exhibited…

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AmEx Premier Rewards Gold Card Airline Fee Credit Works for Southwest Gift Cards, But Not for United

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On June 1st, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card got some new benefits, including double points at restaurants, the elimination of foreign transaction fees, and a $100 airline fee credit. For these extra benefits, the annual fee was raised from $175 to $195 ($0 Intro Annual Fee for the 1st year, then $195). These…

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Delta Using UA’s JFK-LAX/SFO Slots…for LAX/SFO with a few widebodies

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Yesterday, United announced that they were completely withdrawing from JFK in October and moving their p.s. transcontinental flights to Newark. As part of the move, United agreed to trade its JFK slots to Delta in exchange for Delta slots at EWR (pending regulatory approval). When the announcement was made there was no word from Delta on how…

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