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How To Get To Athens For (Almost) Free Using Points And Miles

Per The New York Times, Athens is enjoying high times after a long debt-crisis induced slump. The city’s status as a global cultural hub is unperturbed, and nightlife is rich. There are only a few airlines that serve Athens nonstop, so flying on a points or miles itinerary likely will require some flexibility and connections.…

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Did a United Flight Attendant Attack a Travel Writer On Twitter? – Editorial

If reporting by longtime travel guru Gary Leff is accurate (I have a sneaking suspicion it is), a United Airlines flight attendant was caught Sunday leveling a personally charged Twitter rant against a travel writer who reviewed the airline’s service in his course of work. Leff’s accounting of the exchange is light, enjoyable and humorous.…

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United Opened a Global Services Lobby(ish) in Denver

Top-tier United Airlines elites flying out of Denver International Airport (DEN) have a new – and somewhat hidden – check-in area. I stopped by last week, and it seems to be a work-in-progress. United operates exclusive check-in reception areas for Global Services members at most of its major hubs, including Chicago (ORD), Houston (IAH), Los…

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I Missed My Flight – So United Upgraded Me?

I’ve Missed Two Flights in the Last Ten Years. Today Was One of Them. I’m the type of traveler who arrives at the airport four hours early – for a domestic flight. I love a leisurely visit to the lounge and unnecessarily long strolls through O’Hare’s opposite-of-chic terminals. Today, I was that person – the one…

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Breaking: United Flight Diverted to Shannon After Bomb Threat Found Onboard

United flight 971 en route from Rome to Chicago O’Hare diverted to Shannon, Ireland after a bomb threat was discovered in one of the aircraft’s lavatories. The crew declared an emergency at approximately 12:45 p.m. off the coast of Ireland. The Boeing 767-300 aircraft – with 214 passengers and crew onboard – landed in Shannon…

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United Begins Boeing 737 MAX 9 Service, Including 7-Hour Route

United Airlines started service on a brand new airplane yesterday, becoming the first North American airline to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX 9. The MAX 9 is the newest version of Boeing’s stretched, retooled and refreshed 737, the best-selling aircraft in the world in service since 1968. United also ordered 100 of the MAX…

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United Tweaks Boarding Process (Again), but Will It Work?

You are not alone when feeling like airlines are constantly reinventing the boarding process. Groups, zones, lanes, and…why does everyone seem to have priority boarding?  While the basic design of an airplane has not changed in well over half a century, airlines are still tinkering with the most basic aspect of the travel experience: boarding. American…

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100% to 125% Mileage Purchase Options – United Mystery Bonus (Ends Tomorrow) & LifeMiles Buy 1, Get 2 – Which Is Best for You?

We all earn plenty of miles from actually flying, but as I was explaining to a friend, that’s just one way to increase our mileage balances. There are credit card offers that come with miles offers, but sometimes the best way to increase our miles for an award trip we want to book is simply…

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