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Earn Up to 5,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles With Hilton

You can earn 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles per night when you stay a minimum of two consecutive nights at participating hotel and resort properties within the Hilton brand portfolio through Tuesday, October 31, 2017 — but you must…

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Your Chance to Win 250,000 MileagePlus Miles

As a way to promote a limited time offer to earn up to 100 percent of the amount of MileagePlus Miles when you purchase them, the MileagePlus Miles Sweepstakes from both United Airlines and Points.com Incorporated offers you the opportunity to win 250,000 MileagePlus miles — but you must enter the sweepstakes by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Central Daylight Time.

There is a limit of one entry per person — regardless of either of the following two methods of entry for this sweepstakes…

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Earn Up to 3,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Back to School 2017

Effective through Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 3,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Back to School Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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A Poignant Heartfelt Thanks to United Airlines by a Veteran FlyerTalk Member

The media whipped up a feeding frenzy in recent months on the foibles of United Airlines upon its customers with operational issues and inhumane treatment — amongst other problems — but although my experiences as a passenger aboard airplanes operated by United Airlines have been uneventful, I wanted to share the following story with you after I read it.

As a member of FlyerTalk for greater than 18 years and certainly longer than my own tenure as a member, flyme2 imparted a poignant and heartfelt thanks to the otherwise vilified airline…

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Is Flying in the United States Really All That Bad?

“How did air travel, which once seemed so glamorous and exciting, turn into a sadomasochistic pas de deux between the industry and the passenger?”

Sarah Lyall embarked on a whirlwind itinerary of “eight days crisscrossing the country in economy class” via twelve flights operated by four airlines to twelve cities; and while the intrepid reporter of The New York Times documented the unpredictable vagaries inherent with domestic air travel in the United States, some parts of what is otherwise an entertaining and fairly accurate article had me wondering if…

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Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Summer 2017

Effective through Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,500 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Summer Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Earn 500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for May Bonus 2017

Effective now through Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn 500 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the May Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending a minimum of…

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words: That Letter From United Airlines

As a result of the aftermath of a passenger being forcibly removed from an airplane by law enforcement officers and the series of events which transpired afterwards, Oscar Munoz — who is the president and chief executive officer of United Airlines — sent a letter out to customers of the airline; and I was one of the recipients.

This is the letter — with the title Actions Speak Louder Than Words — in its entirety…

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Why I Changed My Mind About the Passenger Dragged Off the Airplane

I initially wrote in the aforementioned article that “…the unidentified passenger in question for not simply following the directions of members of the flight crew; and supposedly creating enough of a scene which prompted someone from United Airlines to call in law enforcement — rather than leave the airplane quietly and voice concerns with employees of the airline.” Pertaining to this specific incident, I was wrong.

Had the passenger done exactly what I said, this would not have…

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