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American Requests Documents to Prove United Received Quid-Pro Quo in Chicago As “City Favored United” & Awarded Them 5 Extra Gates

American has formally submitted a Freedom of Information request for communications between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his aides, and United Airlines. American believes that United’s threat to move its headquarters from Chicago resulted in the airline being awarded five additional gates at O’hare as part of the airport’s $8.5M expansion plan. The Chicago Sun Times has…

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Update: Family Accuses United Attendant of Lying – ABC Corrects Previous Article Claiming Crew Was Unaware Animal Was in Bag

This morning we shared an update from ABC News that the flight attendant involved in Sunday’s puppy death was not aware that there was an animal in the bag before placing it in the overhead bin. Apparently, the flight attendant was “frazzled and shocked” when she learned upon landing that there was in fact a…

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United Confirms Pets Not Allowed in Overhead, Flight Attendant Didn’t Know Dog Was in Bag – Investigation Under Way

New details emerged this morning in the sad death of a 10-month old puppy aboard a United flight on Sunday night. ABC News is now reporting that the flight attendant did not know that there was a puppy in the carrier bag when she forced the passenger to place it in the overhead bin. Apparently, the…

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United & BP Announce Partnership – Earn Miles on Fuel Purchases, 200 Miles for Joining & First Purchase

In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, United has a new partnership with BP. The companies will offer United MileagePlus and BP Driver Rewards members the option of earning and using miles on fuel purchases at participating BP US retail locations. You can sign-up here. This is the only program in the US…

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United Introduces Priority Boarding…Yes Different than Premier Access

United now has another pay to board early option, this one is called Priority Boarding. The perk will allow customers to board with Group 2, which of course also includes Premier Gold, Star Alliance Gold, Premier Silver, Star Alliance Silver, customers who have purchased Premier Access and United MileagePlus Explorer, Club, Presidential Plus and Awards Cardmembers. The…

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Skymiles Is a Wasteland, Yet I’m Still Stuck With Delta. Stockholm Syndrome?

Stockholm Syndrome is a condition observed among hostages who develop an affinity and loyalty to their captors, even when held at gunpoint. I started studying the symptoms in light of a few recently heartbreaking perusals through Delta Skymiles availability calendars. Delta Skymiles isn’t exactly a wasteland, but it’s getting there. Like any frequent flier program, there…

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Delta and United End Discounts for NRA Conference

Yesterday, multiple car rental companies in the US announced that they will be ending discounts for NRA members. Specifically, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are (the only) five car rental companies that have offered discounts to NRA members, and they have all decided to end the agreement. This is most likely due to public backlash…

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Airlines Add Additional Service for Super Bowl, PHL-MSP Pricing over $1K in Economy on United, Southwest, Delta, & American

United Airlines, who doesn’t normally serve the Philadelphia – Minneapolis market, is charging $1049 for a return economy trip…and that’s cheaper than Delta and American who are closer to $2K on their standard PHL-MSP-PHL flights. United normally offers 26 daily flights from its hubs to Minneapolis, but the carrier has also added 16 flights for…

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United Finally Matches Competition, Offers 2 Free Checked Bags on Flights to China and Hong Kong

A United 777-300ER. Source: United

This is a minor news of sort, though I thought is something worth highlighting. For a while now, there is an interesting quirk in United’s baggage policies for passengers in Economy. Flights from China and Hong Kong to the US receive 2 free checked bags, but flights to China/Hong Kong only get one checked bag.…

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