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United waiving redeposit fees for cancelled flights

Over the past couple of days, we have seen several reports in our Frequent Miler Insiders Facebook group indicating that United is now waiving award redeposit fees on cancelled flights. To be clear, to my knowledge this is only on flights that have been cancelled by the airline, but it’s better than being told that you need to pay. United has been pretty awful in terms of its response to customers over the current pandemic.…

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25x United miles on Radisson with card-linked MPX offer

The Mileage Plus X app is offering a card-linked offer to earn 25 United Mileage Plus miles per dollar spent on Radisson hotels on up to $300 spent. This expires on 9/30, so it looks like you could either use it for a stay before 9/30 OR I think you could book an advance purchase rate for arrival any time through the end of schedule — which is through *2022* and earn this return. That could be a great…

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Premium routes with wide open awards

UPDATE 3/20/20: I’ve added Qatar flights from North America to the list. Business class awards are wide open in January and February 2021!  I’ve also added United flights to Israel which are wide open this summer through September.  San Francisco to Tel Aviv via United is wide open in January and Feb 2021. One of the many weird things about life under COVID-19, for me, is that I don’t have any travel plans.  I can’t…

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United’s latest schedule change policy: no refund for 12 months

This news broke over the weekend, but in catching up on what I missed yesterday I thought it was worth reporting this for those who like me had mostly been away from the news for a day or two: United has made its fourth or fifth change this month to its schedule change policy: If your international flight is changed by more than six hours because of schedule changes resulting from government restrictions, you will…

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[Update] Delta & United Announce Waived Change Fee Policies [Update: Now Includes Flights Purchased Earlier]

Update 3/10/2020: United has also expanded the waived change fees to include flights purchased on or before March 2 for travel from March 9 to April 30, 2020. This allows you to change your flight to one that takes place by December 31, 2020 or within one year of when you first booked it, whichever date comes first. Update 3/9/2020: Delta has now expanded the waived change fees to include flights purchased on or before…

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United Makes Awful Change To Their Policy On Schedule Changes

United Airlines Schedule Change Policy

United was the last of the main US airlines to announce that they’d waive change fees for flights booked during March, but they’re sadly first with an adjustment to their schedule change policy and it’s truly awful. In the past, United Airlines allowed you to get a refund if they changed your flight schedule and it would get you to your destination more than two hours after the original arrival time. They’ve now changed this…

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New United Mile Play offer: check the United app (travel by 5/10/20)

The latest United Mile Play promotion has been released, whereby you can earn bonus miles for completing a minimum number of trips. These offers are targeted and likely tvary significantly. Last year, I had one incredibly generous offer (I needed to book 3 trips of $250 or more to earn 23,000 bonus miles). This time around, my offer is much less generous; hopefully yours is better. See the key tip under “Quick Thoughts” for how to make…

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Buy points for less: When does it make sense to jump on a deal?

There are times when buying points or miles can make a lot of sense.  If you know what you’re doing, it’s often possible to save a lot of money or get a much better experience.  For example, you may be able to spend $50 on points to book a hotel that would have cost you over $100 if you booked the hotel for cash.  Or, maybe you were planning to pay $2,000 for an international…

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(EXPIRED) American Airlines & United Shopping Portal Bonuses: Earn 1,000/500 Bonus Miles When Spending $300/$150

United American Airlines Shopping Portal Bonuses January 2020

Last week the Alaska Airlines shopping portal launched a promotion offering 500 or 1,000 bonus miles when spending $150 or $300 respectively. That promotion will be ending tomorrow (January 14), but a couple of additional shopping portal bonuses will be taking its place – American Airlines and United. The bonuses and spending requirements are the same, so the only difference is that these new promotions will be around until January 21. The Deals & Key…

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