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MileagePlus Miles No Longer Expire Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, MileagePlus miles no longer expire, according to this official announcement which was released from United Airlines earlier today, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 — meaning that members of the MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program will…

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Miles and Points On Sale — July 23 2019

Sometimes you need an infusion of miles or points to your membership account for whatever reason — perhaps to have enough to redeem for a limited time award as one example — and the best time to purchase miles or points is when they are on sale.

A sale may be a discount on the price required to purchase miles or points — or perhaps the frequent travel loyalty program from whom you are buying the miles or points will match your purchase up to 100 percent, which is another way of reducing the cost of miles or points.

For this edition of miles and points on sale…

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Earn Up to 2,500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Back to School 2019

Effective through Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 2,500 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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United Club Membership Rates Increasing in 2019

Not long after Delta Air Lines announced that the cost of membership to access Delta Sky Club airport lounges will increase for the first time in two years effective as of Tuesday, January 1, 2019, a price increase for membership for access United Club airport lounges has been officially announced, to be effective as of Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Following the lead of Delta Sky Club and Admirals Club — which are the official airport lounges of Delta Air Lines and American Airlines respectively — access to United Club airport lounges will become more restrictive effective as of…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Summer 2019

Effective through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 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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Can an Airline Refuse to Honor a Miles Redemption Mistake With No Published Award Charts?

You may remember the infamous award redemption error on United Airlines which allowed its members to book premium class air travel to China and supposedly beyond for as few as four United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles — only to have those award redemptions rescinded by United Airlines, as I reported in this article back on Monday, July 16, 2012. Customers were given the choice to redeem their United Airlines MileagePlus frequent flier loyalty program miles at the regular redemption rate, or re-deposit their award redemption with all fees waived.

“The existence of a published award chart showing more expensive prices was cited by the Department of Transportation for why United didn’t have to honor the bookings”, according to…

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As Low as 42,000 MileagePlus Miles Round Trip To Tahiti 2019 — Today Only

Redeem as few as 42,000 MileagePlus miles for round-trip flights seated in the economy class cabin on United Airlines for travel from the United States and Canada — excluding Hawaii — to Papeete in Tahiti from Tuesday, March 26, 2019 through Thursday, May 30, 2019, by when all travel must be completed…

…but you must…

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Earn 400 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2019

Effective through Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn 400 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Winter Bonus Offer campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending a minimum of…

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