Two days ago we reported on a little known benefit for those traveling to Europe in United’s BusinessFirst and GlobalFirst cabins, whereby United provides a place for arriving passengers to freshen up with a shower. Since United does not have many arrival lounges in Europe, many times, this translates into access to a hotel room upon arrival…. Read full article

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Here’s a perk that isn’t reported on all that often but is a pretty solid amenity… Not every airline operates aircrafts that feature a shower onboard (well, the vast majority don’t), though some airlines, like Cathay Pacific, offer arrival lounges at their hubs or focus cities. However, in most cases, if you arrive at a destination without an arrival… Read full article

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From people visiting for the vibrant nightlife to those who are on a religious journey, Tel Aviv has become an increasingly popular destination. Not many US airlines fly to Tel Aviv and those that do depart from the East coast. United offers a non-stop flight from Newark to Tel Aviv that offers a pretty “sweet… Read full article

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For those of you that have used the United engine for searching and booking award tickets, you would likely agree that United’s search tool is one of the better ones, U.S. airlines considered. It displays availability from almost all Star Alliance partners, it is intelligent to find itineraries that require 2+ stops (most of the time), and… Read full article

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AA president Scott Kirby said this at today’s JP Morgan Aviation and Transportation conference: “What would happen if you did change the perimeter rule is, yes, we would fly transcon. We’d fly a lot of flights from LaGuardia to the West Coast, and we’d fly them with bigger aircraft. So one, there’d be less small-community service… Read full article

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United’s CFO told Reuters on Monday that UA could potentially swap 787 Dreamliner orders for 777-300ERs. United currently has no interest in the 77X, but it’s predecessor could be a “potentially good fit” for UA’s network and would help United in markets where they require additional seats to satisfy demand. “This isn’t necessarily a statement… Read full article

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My flight from Chicago (ORD) to LaGuardia (LGA), unfortunately the final of the night, was delayed for numerous reasons – a broken sensor, then a mechanical problem on the alternate aircraft that we were switched to, crew time out, searching for new pilots and crew, and then aircraft servicing (whatever that meant at 2AM). Once the… Read full article

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For 18 months, a UA operated 50-seat regional jet left Newark (EWR) every Thursday night for Columbia, S.C. (CAE). It would then return back to EWR on Monday mornings. Federal prosecutors want to know if United offered the flight because David Samson, then chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, spent weekends… Read full article

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While many frequent readers know the ins and outs of booking award tickets, many do choose to solicit the help of an award booking service. Being on the Juicy Miles team, booking award tickets is a daily activity for me. In interacting with phone agents on a virtually daily basis, I have gathered some of my favorite lies… Read full article

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In a January 9th bulletin to pilots, United’s senior vice president of flight operations issued a strong warning to pilots after four “near-misses”. The memo noted one UA flight that required a pull-up measure to avoid crashing and another that landed with fuel reserves below minimum regulations. A United spokesperson said: “We are open and… Read full article

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Much of points and miles blogging involves traveling in aspirational products, like luxurious first class product complete with Porsche transfers to lounges where free massages are offered. However, a big part of the points and miles hobby is also finding good value redemptions. Below is a reminder on one such value award…. Domestic First Class products do… Read full article

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