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United Airlines Million-Miler Credentials: A Look Inside

Last month, I (finally) rolled over one million lifetime miles in United’s MileagePlus program and yesterday I received my credentials via USPS Priority Mail. Here’s a look inside the package. The first item upon opening it was a letter from Tom O’Toole, United’s president of MileagePlus. Note the language that, “you will never fall below…

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United Airlines Million-Mile Trip Report: Introduction and Background

Last month, I (finally) crossed one million lifetime miles in United’s MileagePlus program. It’s been a long time coming, quite honestly, as I’m certain that I crossed the actual flown amount on United metal years ago. As did most members, I received a nice bump in lifetime miles when Continental OnePass merged with United MileagePlus,…

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Pondering United Premier Platinum Over Gold for 2014

“To Plat or not to Plat, that is the question.” I started pondering this last night after updating my mileage spreadsheet to see that after flying what I have booked for the rest of the year, I’ll be about 11,000 miles short of Premier Platinum next year. I had long resigned myself not to go…

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New United Airlines Baggage Handle Wraps for 1K and Global Services Elites

A surprise arrived in the mail yesterday from the United MileagePlus Service Center. When I first pulled the envelope out of my mailbox, I immediately had the irrational thought that United had downgraded me mid-year from Premier 1K to a General Member. The envelope looks like a standard membership kit: But my mind was immediately…

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My United Airlines Mileage Tracking Spreadsheet, Round Two

A couple of years ago I made a similar post revealing my mileage tracking spreadsheet for United (or any airline for that matter). And while I love technology and my favorite app that still tracks my United balance (and so much more: PageOnce), I get a certain satisfaction out of my old school method. I…

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The First Airline in 2013 Changing to a Revenue-Based Frequent Flier Program Is…

Well, it’s happened. The first frequent flier program to officially change to a revenue-based accrual model in 2013 is… Sun Country’s Ufly. Yeah, not earth-shattering at all for most readers. And in doing a little background on the program, it appears the previous incarnation of Ufly was more akin to the former Southwest system where…

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New IRROPs Guidelines Reportedly Introduced at United

According to Flyertalk member SFOFastAir, allegedly a United employee, new irregular operations guidelines were recently introduced. And it sounds like they might be pretty darn good. Here’s what (s)he said on Flyertalk: New guidelines for handling customers during IRROPs were published this week. The new guidelines have just about everything that I’ve seen that FTers…

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United to Prioritize Meals Again for Premier 1Ks

According to this Flyertalk thread, United will once again prioritize meals in premium cabins for 1Ks (and Global Services, of course). An email was sent to flight attendants on November 27th with new prioritization as follows: 1/ Global Services (GS): our invitation-only membership program exclusively for our top members. 2/ Premier 1K customers (1K): 100,000…

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United Airlines complimentary upgrade failure: How to avoid it

My next favorite United Airlines flight out of LAX after any of the premium service departures to JFK is the morning 777 to Washington Dulles. I’ve never missed an upgrade on it and the flight is perfectly timed for a great array of connection opportunities at IAD. I flew it again this past week, but…

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United Airlines basically pays for my first class travel around the world

I thought I’d post an update as to where I am in re-qualifying for Mileage Plus 100,000-mile 1K status for 2012, and reveal just how much I’ve spent to get there & the end return-on-investment for my passionate hobby. As of this morning, here are my total elite qualifying miles (EQMs) and segments (EQSs): I’ll…

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