Category: United Airlines

How to use (and not use) one-way airfares

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Have you ever tried to book a one-way airfare? Depending on which market you’re looking to travel in, your results likely have been mixed. (more…)

How to fly standby

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It’s Murphy’s Law of Travel: the one time you arrive early for a flight, you end up checked in and through security in less than ten minutes, leaving you hours to sit around the airport. You check your flight’s status on the departure board, and notice that there’s an earlier flight to your destination leaving in 45 minutes. Excitedly, you open up Expert Flyer to see if there are any seats available, and there are! You make a run for the earlier flight’s gate, walk up and ask the agent if she can get you on the earlier departure.

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United follows Delta’s lead on earning miles based on spending

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In a move about as surprising as airline mergers leading to higher fares, United has announced a major change to its frequent flyer program.  It has essentially copied Delta’s move, announced earlier this year, where travelers will earn miles not based on how far they fly, but rather how much they spend.  This new way of earning miles begins March 1, 2015. (more…)

Delta to begin awarding miles based on ticket price

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Earthquakes are getting more common in the frequent flyer world.  As recently as a few years ago, all we had to worry about were occasional benefit changes and small increases to the amount of miles needed to redeem for tickets.

And to think we used to complain back then!

Today Delta Air Lines has initiated a shift that many insiders long thought was coming. (more…)