Another sale launched this past week makes Dublin again an attractive place for Europeans looking for good value tickets to the USA in premium cabins. Whilst dates always limit when these tickets can be booked, the fares are good if you can make your plans soon. Book them by 10 March AA/BA/IB OneWorld Fare Sample… Read full article

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BA/AA launched a new fare sale from Dublin last week and it appears that AA is matching. Of course the fare is not much use with United’s new earnings regime, nor is it as attractive as the super Danish deal that United refunded. But, if you are look for PQM’s or miles toward Million Miler… Read full article

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  United made an error yesterday and were offering tickets for just a few pounds in Business and First Class to the USA. Many people purchased these and a number of news outlets reported them, even bloggers mentioned them. After about 6 hours United worked out what happened, removed Denmark from its country of purchase… Read full article

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First let me thank you all for coming here to read the blog in 2014. I hope you will continue to enjoy it in 2015 and encourage your friends to come across here too. For many schemes it’s zero hour at 00:01 when they reset you stays and miles for the year, throwing down the… Read full article

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As we come close to the end of 2014, and my rotation as a featured blogger also draws to a close, I wanted to share with new readers some of the worst of my travel experiences in 2014. (Tomorrow I’ll share the best, so that we can all go out on a high note.) New… Read full article

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On 17 December it appears that United’s flight from London to Newark had a technical problem on take-off. Several hours later after dumping fuel over the English Channel it returned to Heathrow. The 767-400 left at 11am and returned back at 4pm. The Daily Mail has a number of reports from some of the 200… Read full article

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By MilesFromBlighty. £1004 to Hawaii from the UK – but book quickly!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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