Category Archives: Star Alliance

Free Checked Bag on United? You *Have* to Use Your United Card!

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You get 1 free checked bag when you use your Chase United Explorer card to buy your flight.  But you HAVE to use the United card to buy your ticket, otherwise you won’t get the free bag!

The free 1st checked bag benefit can save you a LOT of money.  When Emily and I travel, we try to pack lightly, but sometimes we have to check bags.

Free Checked Bag On United You Have To Use Your United Card

Emily Usually Packs Light, but Not Always!

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New Avianca Card 40,000 Mile Bonus: Good for Round-Trip to Hawaii, Caribbean, & More!

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Via Mighty Travels, US Bank has doubled the bonus on the Avianca LifeMiles Card to 40,000 miles after spending $3,000 in the 1st 3 months.

Avianca is part of the Star Alliance, which means you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United, Lufthansa, Singapore, and Air Canada.

New Avianca Card 40,000 Mile Bonus Good For Round Trip To Hawaii, Caribbean And More

Avianca Miles Can Be Used for Tickets on Avianca or *Any* Star Alliance Airline

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What United Doesn’t Want You to Know: Use Brussels Airlines to get to Europe, Africa & Beyond!

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In ~10 days, starting from February 1, 2014, it will cost many more miles when you book award flights with United.

In particular, business class and first class awards, especially those on other Star Alliance partner airlines such as Lufthansa etc. will cost more United miles.

Coach award prices remain mostly the same, but you will find more ways to get to Europe and beyond along with better award seat availability when you learn to search for award flights on Brussels Airlines.

Booking Brussels Airlines With United Miles

Use Brussels Airlines to get you to Venice!

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Use Your US Airways Miles On Star Alliance Flights By March 30, 2014

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US Airways is joining the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2014.  American Airlines is a member of the oneworld alliance, so it makes sense that US Airways will join the oneworld alliance because they are merging with American Airlines.

Use Your US Airways Miles On Star Alliance Flights By March 30, 2014

US Airways to Join Oneworld on March 31, 2014

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The Ultimate Guide to United Miles: Part 15 – All The Ways To Get To Africa

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While United only flies to one African destination (Lagos in Nigeria) themselves, they have several Star Alliance airlines which fly to many cities and countries in Africa.  United miles are the best miles to use for flights to Africa!

United Miles To Africa

United Miles are the Best Miles to Use to get to Africa!

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