Fly Business Class from Seattle to Europe for under $1,500

Europe summer calendar

There are business class fares to many European cities this summer for under $1,500 -- and unlike some past fare sales you can get these prices from the West Coast, too. The only catch is that major Star Alliance hubs like SFO and LAX don't seem to be eligible departure cities. Seattle, … [Read more...]

United Airlines Will Match Your US Airways Elite Status

United match requirements

Yesterday I listed a couple of opportunities to buy or match elite status within the Star Alliance after the departure of US Airways and TAM, including some offers from various Star Alliance carriers to match TAM elite status. Unfortunately Air Canada seemed to be the only carrier with a … [Read more...]

RewardsPlus Offers Reciprocal Benefits between Marriott and United

RewardsPlus Match

United Airlines sent me a reminder this week that I qualify for Marriott Rewards Gold status due to my Premier 1K status with MileagePlus. And while I still have yet to stay at a Marriott hotel -- ever -- the RewardsPlus program may be of interest to some of you. (FAQs and Terms and … [Read more...]

Targeted: United 3X Miles or 2X Miles & Free Upgrade

United targeted upgrade and 2X miles

United Airlines sent another round of targeted promotions in the email today, so be sure to check your spam folders. I am the proud recipient of double miles on all travel from April 1 through June 30. I don't plan to fly during that time, but fortunately I also get to choose between two … [Read more...]

United Adding New Entertainment Option

United personal entertainment device

United announced yesterday that they are beginning to offer access to streaming content like movies and television shows you can watch on your own electronic devices, such as an iPad or laptop computer. Presumably this is linked to the roll-out of their new satellite-based in-flight … [Read more...]

Targeted Discount on United Miles of up to 40%

United miles on sale

United Airlines sent me an email this morning offering a surprise discount on purchased miles. It's a unique link that I can't share. But clicking on the link took me to a page with pictures of four destinations United serves, and after clicking on Hong Kong the card spun around to show I … [Read more...]