Category Archives: United Airlines

Best Card Strategy for Beginners in 2017

New to the world of miles & points?  You have some exciting memories ahead!

You can earn lots of airline miles and hotel points by signing-up for credit cards and using them responsibly.  If you’re just starting out, it can be difficult to figure out which cards will best help you achieve your travel dreams!

Best Travel Credit Cards 2017

Free Travel Is Just an Sign-Up Bonus or 2 Away!

I’ll help you find a credit card strategy based on your travel goals!

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Beware! American Airlines Now Selling VERY Restrictive Fares on Select Routes

Last month, I shared the news about American Airlines’ plan to begin selling “Basic Economy” tickets.

And now, via One Mile at a Time and View From the Wing, American Airlines is officially selling Basic Economy tickets.  And United Airlines will soon do the same!  You can now buy American Airlines Basic Economy tickets for flights after March 1, 2017.

American Airlines Basic Economy

American Airlines Is Letting You Book a Ticket Worse Than Regular Old Coach

I’ll remind you what to expect when you buy a Basic Economy ticket, and help you decide if it’s something you should do.

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“People Say They Can’t Afford Travel. But All It Takes Is a Little Knowledge and Discipline”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Points, Miles & Life

Ian writes Points, Miles & Life to share his travel experiences and give tips and tricks to friends and family.  He’s also a contributor for Points With a Crew.  You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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My Wife and I on the Ferry Between Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, Canada

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Save 5,000 Miles on Award Tickets to Mexico With United Airlines

Via Mommy Points, you can save 5,000 United Airlines miles on round-trip coach tickets to Mexico from the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada on United Airlines.

The deal is good or travel between April 29, 2017, and May 26, 2017.  But you must book by February 24, 2017.

United Airlines Mexico Award Sale

Book Soon and Save on United Airlines Award Flights to Mexico!

Let’s take a look at the details of this offer!

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This Month Only: Buy Miles for Discounted Award Tickets to Hawaii & Europe

Via One Mile at a Time, you can get up to a 125% bonus (or more if you’re targeted!) on purchased Avianca miles through February 28, 2017.

Avianca is a member of the Star Alliance, so you can use their miles to book flights on airlines like United Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, and Air Canada.  And pay fewer miles on certain routes!

Avianca Buy Miles Promotion

Get Up to a 125 % (or 135% if You’re Targeted!) Bonus When You Buy Avianca Miles Through February 28, 2017

I’ll explain the details of this offer.  And help you decide whether it makes sense for you!

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Pay Fewer United Airlines Miles for Certain Flights to Hawaii and Visit More Islands for Less!

Dreaming of a trip to Hawaii?  Good news!  United Airlines has stopped charging extra for inter-island flights on award tickets from the mainland US.

It will now only cost you 45,000 United Airlines miles to fly round-trip from the mainland US to Hawaii in coach, even if you have to transfer between 2 different Hawaiian islands.

Before, you’d pay 57,000 United Airlines miles for a round-trip coach award ticket that included an inter-island leg.

United Airlines Miles To Hawaii

You Can Relax Knowing You’ll Spend Fewer United Airlines Miles on Your Trip to Paradise

I’ll explain what this means for you.  And remind you of other ways to fly to Hawaii with miles & points!

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 12 – Return Business Class Flight to US

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 12 Return Business Class Flight To US

Headed Back Home – I Was Missing Mom Already

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

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Ends Tomorrow: Book Certain Iberia Awards for 25% Off

Do you like booking cheap flights with British Airways Avios points?  If so, you’ll like this deal!

Via View From the Wing, you can book certain Iberia flights for 25% off the normal award price.

And if you meet certain conditions, you can transfer points from British Airways to Iberia.  And use your stash of British Airways Avios points for this deal!

Iberia Sale From 4 US Cities

Use Iberia Avios Points to Visit the Stunning City of Madrid! Or Just to Get to Europe at a Discount.

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal.

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I Found My New Best Friend Traveling to London: Part 11 – Day Trip to Olney

Emily:   I love to travel, and my mom does, too!

When I was growing up in Ohio, we could only afford road trips to local amusement parks.  But collecting miles and points has opened up a whole new world of travel neither of us thought possible!

She and I decided to go to London and Paris for a mother-daughter getaway.  We flew Business Class and stayed in 5-star hotels.  I paid for this trip for a fraction of the retail cost by using airline miles and hotel points.

I’ve never traveled so long with my mom before, and at the end of the trip, I felt like I had a new best friend!  Without the miles & points hobby, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to experience the joy of traveling with my mom.

I Found My New Best Friend Traveling To London Part 11 Day Trip To Olney

The Quaint Town of Olney Is 1.5 Hours North of London

In this series, I’ll show you how you can get to Europe, too!

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What’s the Best Way to Purchase United Airlines Airfare?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Timothy, commented:

What’s the best way to get the most bang for my buck paying for United Airlines airfare?  Should I use the Chase United Explorer or Chase Sapphire Reserve card?  Or should I purchase airfare through the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel portal?

Excellent questions, Timothy!

If you’re purchasing a United Airlines flight, you’ll most likely want to pay with your Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

Because you’ll earn 3X Chase Ultimate Rewards pointswhich are my favorite flexible points to earn!  You’ll also get better travel protection benefits, like baggage and trip delay coverage.

But if you don’t have United Airlines elite status, paying with the Chase United Explorer can save you money if you’re checking a bag!

You can also use points to pay for airfare through the Chase travel portal.  But you might be better off saving these points for a more valuable award.

Purchase United Airlines Airfare

Purchasing United Airlines Airfare? I’ll Help You Choose the Best Way to Pay to Get the Most Rewards and Benefits!

I’ll explain what to consider when picking a credit card to pay for airfare!

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