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United’s Awesome Island Hopper – 6 Amazing Stops from Hawaii to Guam! HNL-MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM


We’ve written about this B737-800 island hopper flight from United before, but now there are multiple reviews from those who stayed on board for every leg! United 154 departs from Honolulu over the Pacific 3x a week towards Guam. The flight allows residents of atolls and outposts a lifeline to the mainline for supplies, communication,…

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American & United Giving 250-1K Miles for Hurricane Relief, JetBlue Matching


Hurricane Matthew has left a horrible path of destruction, with hundreds dead and homes and businesses destroyed. American and United are both currently rewarding members with miles for donating to the relief efforts. American – Now, through October 31, for donations of $50 up to $100, American will reward you with 250 AAdvantage® miles. Donations of $100, or…

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Simone Biles Surprised United Passengers by Scanning Boarding Passes, Making Flight Announcements

Simone Biles surprised United passengers at O'Hare

Some passengers at Chicago O’Hare got a pretty nice surprise today, when Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles showed up unexpectedly at the gate. Biles, who is sponsored by United, appeared unannounced for a United promotion. She scanned boarding passes, made gate announcements, and even got on an Ohio-bound flight to jokingly announce that the flight was…

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Not a Glitch? United Removed Ability to Customize Connections with New Routing Rules

United updated their routing rules and fee structure on award bookings on October 6

Early this morning, I wrote an extensive post about the new changes United’s award routing rules, and some of the unforeseen problems that came with the new booking engine. On October 6, United removed the free stopover on roundtrip international tickets. In a larger system-wide change, United has also began booking all award tickets as one-way flights. You Can No…

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Unpacking United’s New Routing Rules, The Excursionist Perk, and Unforeseen Negative Changes

San Francisco (SFO) - Singapore (SIN) / Cairo (CAI) - Dubai (DXB) / Hong Kong (HKG) - Newark (EWR)

On October 6, United made some pretty significant changes in the award booking process and associated fees. Essentially, they discontinued their previous generous stopover policy, and removed the ability to redeem Round the World awards. The Changes I won’t dwell too much about what was possible, since it’s kind of moot at this point. However, the biggest routing…

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United Upgrading Gates to Accomodate A380 with New Washington Dulles Agreement

Briefing Slides for the Amended Agreement Between MWAA and United Regarding Washington Dulles

United Airlines has been using Washington Dulles as a hub since 1986. The Washington Post reports that United has extended its agreement with Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA). This agreement extends a 3-year lease United signed in 2015, extending United’s operation at Dulles until 2025. There were rumors that United may drop Washington Dulles as a hub,…

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BoozeGate: How United Forgot to Renew Liquor License at Newark & Went Dry for 2 Days


United’s liquor license at Newark needed to be renewed this year and Newark sent the airline a renewal package back in May.  The airline never returned it and their license expired on June 30th. Sodexo (who runs the United lounges at Newark) didn’t realize the mistake until last week when the clubs stopped service alcohol…

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United Awards 15 Million Miles to College Student for Bug Bounty Program

UA Bug Bounty

Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren is officially the most successful contributor to United’s Bug Bounty Program, which offers miles for finding website security flaws. He’s collected a total of 15 million miles to date! “I first started working with United because I was about to leave the state for an internship and I wanted frequent flyer…

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