I wrote yesterday about changes to Mileage Plus that were not good for flyers and just when I thought that United had finished their devaluation along come two more Cash-Is-King changes. GLOBAL ENTRY FEE PAYMENT REMOVED I was lucky enough to secure GE last year and United paid the fee for me as a 1K…. Read full article
I wrote a few days ago about why I was leaving United, or rather why I thought they had left me. Over the past couple of days United has made a series of announcement that will have impact on its remaining frequent flyers. 1. NO STATUS TRANSFER ON AWARD TICKETS GIFTED TO OTHERS United’s system… Read full article
I have written before about my decision to leave United as my primary carrier and after yesterday’s post I remain convinced that this was the right decision. United’s twitter account, for those that missed it, confirmed that its change in spending levels for US members is a plan to thin the herd of elites. Some… Read full article
This twitter exchange between the official @United twitter account and an unhappy small business owner tells you everything about what United are trying to do with their change to spend levels for US members of MileagePlus. Elite members at United have been called ‘over-entitled’ by their CFO and are now being told that low spending… Read full article
A review of my frequent flyer accounts and my Hyatt Gold Passport account show that I’m done in terms of qualification for elite status for 2015. At Hyatt I passed the 25 stays needed for Diamond status a little while ago. I suspect that we’ll see changes to their scheme soon which will make it… Read full article
Read about the changes that United are making at LAX. Gates, Lounges and check-in changes are coming in Autumn 2014.
At Houston the international to domestic connections doesn’t take you to a checkpoint with TSA Precheck. Pop outside however, and you can speed through security. Worth knowing.
The new WiFi at United has some interesting features – per hour charging and two service levels. Worth checking if it is on your next flight.
United have a tiered fare based bonus running for the next 3 months on their Chicago to Shanghai service. Ticketing dates: July 28, 2014 – December 6, 2014. Travel dates: July 28, 2014 – December 6, 2014. You can earn the bonus on up to four roundtrips. Register here.
Kangaroos in a safety video. Yes there are in United’s new video.
I noticed that overnight last weekend United loaded some flight time changes. Mine are only a few minutes between New York and San Francisco/Los Angeles which didn’t endanger my connections. Worth a look if you’re flying in the Autumn.