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Always, ALWAYS Double Check Phone Agent Bookings Online for Errors

I booked a new United Airlines reservation over the phone yesterday using a canceled ticket from earlier this year… and the agent (or SHARES, United’s reservations system) made a mistake. I’m very much a do-it-yourself kind of person when it comes to making airline reservations and prefer booking trips myself directly on United’s website. Normally,…

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A Look at Cheapest vs. Upgradable United Airlines International Airfares

My travel goals on United have changed this year due to several factors, including a move to a more expensive cost per mile (CPM) originating airport and the increasing likelihood that all U.S. airlines will add some type of elite status revenue requirement to their frequent flier programs. My goal on United this year is…

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Easy Extension of United Airlines Regional, Global Premier Upgrades?

United has been allowing the extension of expiring Regional Premier Upgrades and Global Premier Upgrades (at your request) during the past several months. And I had one of each expiring tomorrow that were extended through December 31, 2012. My call to the MileagePlus Service Center took less than a minute and after providing my PIN,…

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How to use United Airlines systemwide upgrades on Continental Airlines

There’s not a whole lot of cheering among elites, particularly on the United Airlines side, with the merger, but one thing I am happy about is the new destinations opened to me on Continental Airlines metal. There are many European cities I’ve been wanting to visit and look forward especially to visiting Oslo and Stockholm,…

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