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United Airlines Resuming Operations After Outage — Slowly

“They are letting us board now.” Those words were posted by FlyerTalk member FlyerTom111 at 8:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; and several other FlyerTalk members have also announced eyewitness reports of operations resuming just as the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States cancelled a ground stop on all mainline flights of United Airlines within the continuous 48 United States — but not before passengers experienced delays measured in hours.

“ORD-GRR mainline, was one plane away from runway when we got held”, according to…

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Earn Up to 1,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for the Holidays 2016

Effective through Tuesday, December 20, 2016 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 Holiday 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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The One Potentially Fatal Flaw with Basic Economy Airfares — Exacerbated

United Airlines released details of its new basic economy airfares which it intends on offering to its customers as its business model continues to emulate that of Delta Air Lines, whose basic economy airfares have been around for a few years — but the restrictions of this new airfare exacerbates the one potentially fatal flaw with Basic Economy airfares, as…

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My First Flight With United Airlines in Years

Years have passed since I last flew as a passenger aboard an airplane operated by United Airlines — not for any other reason that I simply had not felt compelled with the opportunity to do so — but the airfare of $116.20 round trip including taxes and fees between Atlanta and Washington Dulles International Airport was the least expensive of its competitors and I had a conference in the District of Columbia; so I snagged the deal…

…which, by the way, is still available for…

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Shop to Earn Thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage Miles

You can shop to earn thousands of MileagePlus, Mileage Plan and AAdvantage miles through their respective Internet shopping portals through Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 11:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — but the earnings and amount of spend required vary between programs, which are detailed below.

Earn a one-time bonus of up to…

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Convert Hotel Points and Earn 25 Percent Bonus MileagePlus Miles

Through Wednesday, November 30, 2016, you can convert hotel points and earn 25 percent bonus MileagePlus miles when — up to a maximum of 20,000 bonus MileagePlus award miles — in what is known as the Points to Miles 2016 promotion by registering here to implement the process of converting your unused frequent guest loyalty program points into MileagePlus miles.

Bonus MileagePlus miles will be credited into your account on or before Monday, January 30, 2017.

At the conclusion of the promotion…

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Earn Up to 2,750 Bonus MileagePlus Miles With Each Car Rental From Hertz — Plus a Discount of Up to 40 Percent

You can earn up to 2,750 bonus MileagePlus miles with each car rental from Hertz completed through Saturday, December 31, 2016 — in addition to the MileagePlus miles you would already earn with each car rental — and you can enjoy a discount of up to 40 percent off of your car rental in the process simply by booking your reservation for a car in a class of mid-size or larger with Hertz via the official Internet web site of United Airlines. You will earn 1,500 bonus MileagePlus award miles in addition to the miles you normally earn for a total of up to 2,750 bonus MileagePlus miles with each car rental — as shown in the chart below…

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Earn 1,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles Per Night With Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels & Resorts

Book your reservations a minimum of three days in advance by Wednesday, December 28, 2016, and you will earn 1,500 bonus MileagePlus miles per night with Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels & Resorts for stays at greater than 50 participating hotel and resort properties through Saturday, December 31, 2016.

That bonus is in addition to the Hilton HHonors points and MileagePlus award miles which you would already earn; and you may earn a maximum of 7,500 MileagePlus miles per stay with this promotion.

To be eligible to earn 1,500 miles per night of your stay, you must…

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