United’s Frequent Flyer Program Changes Help JetBlue!

I can’t count the number of emails and Facebook messages I’ve received about the changes to the United’s Frequent Flyer Program.   Everyone seems so distraught about the changes, but let’s be realistic, the changes only impact a small number of travelers….

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United Airlines Business First EWR to PEK

Last week I had the opportunity to fly United Airlines Business First EWR to PEK. I arrived early at the airport because the weather was bad.  The previous day flights had been cancelled to many New York, New Jersey and…


United Applies To Fly 787 To Chengdu, China

United announced that it intends to use the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner to operate service to Chengdu, China 3 times a week. If approved, Chengdu will be the 9th destination United serves in the Asia nonstop from San Francisco. The proposed flights, subject to government approval,…

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United Global First Trip Report

United Global First, the name United has given to its international first class product. This should not be confused with United First or Business First – neither of which are the same as Global First.  I have no earthly idea…

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@United vs @USAirways – the grass isn’t always greener

Okay, I’ll admit it, I have been wishy-washy this year when it comes to airline loyalty.  It took only 1 international flight on United a few weeks ago to convince me that the grass isn’t always greener! I blogged earlier about my…

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United Suspends Participation In Star Alliance Upgrade Award Program

United Airlines has suspended their participation in the Star Alliance Upgrade Awards program while they work through their merger with Continental Airlines. I spent several hours on the phone with US Airways last week trying to figure out why I…