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Is United MileagePlus the Best FF Program or Worst. I’m Confused

Two days, two news releases. United MileagePlus is the worst frequent flyer program, United MileagePlus is the best frequent flyer program. Why do we even read anymore. We learned Tuesday that about half of frequent flyers surveyed by J.D. Power and Associates don’t know how to redeem rewards for free flights. The most difficult and…

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Using Points and Miles To Get To Portugal

Portugal is rising in popularity as a “must see” European destination. The country has been overshadowed by its Iberian Peninsula counterpart, Spain, for quite some time, but as visitors continue to discover Portugal’s allure, its “little brother” perception is fading fast. As you may have noticed, Point Me To The Plane has been on a bit of…

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Aer Lingus and Amex: A New Points Partnership (That’s All)

American Express Membership Rewards members have a new airline to transfer points to: Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus. Aer Lingus AerClub becomes the 17th airline frequent flyer program to which American Express cardholders can transfer their valuable points. Like its partner, British Airways, Aer Lingus is accepting points instantly at a one-to-one ratio. Unfortunately, award…

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Breaking: United Announces Washington Dulles (IAD) to Tel Aviv (TLV)

United Airlines will launch the first-ever service (on a U.S. carrier) from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) beginning May 22, 2019. The launch coincides with United’s 20th anniversary of serving Israel, when combined with Continental Airlines. United’s fourth daily flight to Tel Aviv United currently flies twice daily from Newark…

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Can’t Find Award Seats? Try United’s Featured Saver Award Tool

The best tool you’ve never heard of United’s monthly featured Saver Awards tool allows you to search for destinations with extra MileagePlus saver award availability for the next six months for departures from United’s seven hubs (plus Cleveland): Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Simple, accurate and user-friendly tool…

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Airline Alliances Proactively Help Passengers With Tight Connections

Star Alliance Connection Service

Forget sprinting through the airport, airline alliances are increasingly offering services to help hurried connecting passengers speed through big airports. Oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance – the three major airline alliances – now offer connection services at their key hubs. This post will serve as a guide to help navigate and make the most of these…

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Alaska Airlines Joins the Basic Economy Game

Rogue Pacific Northwest contrarian Alaska Airlines had been the lone holdout in the “basic economy” game thus far, whereby airlines discount fares and then strip as much as possible out of the service. That will change by Christmas. Yesterday during a second-quarter earnings call, Alaska Airlines executives said the airline will implement changes in the…

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Upgrade Lufthansa Flights Using United Global Premier Upgrades

How to upgrade Lufthansa flight with United GPU

Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs) can be applied on Lufthansa-operated flights for a one-segment, one-cabin upgrade. It’s a great benefit, but can require some research and chicanery to pull off. For online GPU requests, tickets must be purchased from Lufthansa (not United); United-purchased 016 tickets (operated by Lufthansa) are still GPU-eligible but will require calling. United…

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