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United Airlines to resume its US services from Edinburgh

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United Airlines has announced the resumption of its Edinburgh flights for 2022, in a move which will make it the largest airline flying between Scotland and the US.

First up in New York Newark, which will launch on 5th March. This will be a year-round service.

There will be one flight per day using a Boeing 757-200, which is a narrow bodied aircraft. These aircraft have 16 flat-bed business class seats, 45 Economy Plus seats and 108 economy seats.

United Airlines to resume its US services from Edinburgh

Summer services to Chicago and Washington DC will begin on 7th May.

Both routes will have a daily service, and both will use a Boeing 757-200.

Whilst United Airlines is a Star Alliance member, you can earn Avios when you fly United by signing up to Aer Lingus AerClub and crediting your flight there. You can then use ‘Combine My Avios’ to move your points into your British Airways account.

We will take another look at this feature over the weekend as it is something that many Avios collectors do not know about. You cannot, unfortunately, redeem Avios for United flights via AerClub.

Comments (81)

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  • Mark J says:

    Re. Lounge closures; looks like it’ll have to be a glass of prosecco and a once-over with a wet wipe on the Piccadilly Line before quarantining then.

  • Steve L says:

    I have been victim of what I can only describe as Avios fraud. I can’t seem to get through to BA. I filled in a web form and also tweeted them, but got no joy. Does anyone know of any routes in for a lowly Blue member?

    • sayling says:

      Fraud/theft might be better handled in the first instance by the Boys (and Girls) in Blue… get in touch with the Police

      • Steve L says:

        I need BA to confirm something first though. All I can say at the moment is a substantial volume of points have been redeemed by something called ‘ezrez’. This happened when I was out of the country on holiday (via BA, oh the irony).

        • Andrew says:

          ezRez is the old name for Switchfly who are suppliers of loyalty programme software to BA and Avios.

      • Anna says:

        There’s only an offence if your account has been hacked, avios and other loyalty points have no monetary value so can’t be stolen – and in any case, they remain the property of BA at all times, so they would be classed as the victim, not the account holder.

    • G says:

      If you need avios refunded or something to that tune, call the Executive Club line directly. Not BA. You may have a long wait but the chap who helped me out refunded 38,000 aivos no questioned asked (well, some).

  • revlou says:

    The flower design is a bit too busy for my liking but I’d consider the abstract one.

  • Alistair says:

    I’m due to fly JFK > LHR > MAN. I presume I’m allowed to take the LHR to MAN flight to allow me to get home and self isolate until the PCR test returns a negative result?

  • Oh! Matron! says:

    Isn’t this all, you know, a bit pointless? I can’t remember having used a card in three years. I use my watch to pay for pretty much everything, given that there’s no limit

    • John says:

      Amex presumably has the data on the proportion of payments using the actual card versus a device

    • Dominic says:

      RIP for all those with fantastic in every other way Garmin watches 🙁

    • Rui N. says:

      On my day-to-day I think I see less than 1 in 10 pay with their phones, and I think I’ve never seen anyone paying with their watch. Physical cards are very much still a thing (there’s a reason the government was so keen to increase the contactless limit…).

  • Pete M says:

    I quite like the abstract one and will order it in January when it becomes available, although rather torn about whether not to swap the US card for a UK one… The US one is way more generous and cheaper, but a lot of the benefits are not worth much when you don’t spend a lot of time there…

  • Richard G says:

    Not a fan of either of those, but if I had to pick I’d probably go for the flowers. Hopefully some better designs to come.

    • Jill (Kinkell) says:

      Agree… not too keen on either design. Classic grey for me please. Abstract one looks splattered with bolognaise sauce. Love flowers ( see pink splodge on left… peony rose in my garden) but not in my credit card. I’m just a boring mature woman.

  • Sandgrounder says:

    I prefer the sensible standard Plat tbh. I’m sure that the alternate designs will have a decent fanbase though. I think the age profile of the average Platinum holder might a little bit younger stateside.
    Slightly OT but is anyone tempted by the 24ct gold plated Revolut? I think it looks great, apart from the ‘Revolut’ bit on the front.

    • MD says:

      I am actually considering it! Makes me ridiculously vain and shallow, I know 😂

      I actually have a gold metal one already, but the cheap laminated one. Already had a black metal one, and when they introduced the new metal colours they (quite generously IMO) offered existing metal holders an extra free card in one of the new colours. Preferred the gold to the rose gold. I like the look, and of all my metal cards it gets the most positive comments. Getting a bit scraped up though, which makes me worry about the durability of a real gold one.

      • Sandgrounder says:

        It does look like a nice thing. I would probably pay the fee if it was with a provider I used regularly, but for holiday use only doesn’t do it for me.
        As you say, the gold plate might not last long though…

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