United Airlines and United MileagePlus

These articles cover, from a UK perspective, United Airlines and United MileagePlus.

See how frequent flyer schemes make money in this United MileagePlus presentation

US airline United Airlines recently raised $5 billion secured against the assets of its United MileagePlus frequent flyer programme.  As part of this process, it was obliged to put full details of how the scheme works into the public domain.  This gives a rare insight […]

Manchester news: United Airlines drops its New York Newark service, Manchester Airport lets you prebook security for free

It appears that United Airlines may be permanently dropping its flights between Manchester Airport and New York Newark. United had already suspended the service for the Summer timetable, which runs until late October.  It has now been removed from the schedule entirely. This is another […]

British Airways drops Isle of Man flights from London City Airport

London City Airport reopened last night, with the first flight being the British Airways service to the Isle of Man. Here is a shot of the aircraft arriving: It is ironic that it emerged yesterday that British Airways appears to be dropping the Isle of […]

How to earn Avios when flying United Airlines – at higher rates than British Airways for Economy

As there are four separate Avios airline schemes – British Airways Executive Club, Iberia Plus, Aer Lingus AerClub and Vueling Club – which each have their own partners, you would expect some oddities to turn up. This is one of the biggest ones.  Bizarrely, Aer […]

Get 5,000 Avios or other miles with your first Rocketmiles hotel booking

Hotel booking site Rocketmiles has brought back its EXCELLENT ‘first user’ promotion which can earn you 5,000+ easy Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles from just one night. The offer runs until the end of 2020.  If you don’t have any plans to […]

The initial list of United Airlines flight cancellations to Europe

I thought you might be interested to see this list, which is the list of cancellations which United Airlines will put in place from 20th March between the United States and the European Schengen Area. As you can see, it is substantial.  We can also […]

Use your Marriott Bonvoy top tier status on United Airlines flights (and vice versa) via RewardsPlus

Even though it is a year since Marriott Bonvoy launched, it turns out that we haven’t looked at the interesting Marriott and United Airlines partnership since the SPG merger. This was always a key part of the old Marriott Rewards programme but you could easily […]

United Airlines adding a sixth daily London Heathrow to Newark flight

We’ve covered the United Airlines Polaris business class seat quite a bit in recent weeks. First, United added a 5th daily flight between Heathrow and New York Newark, with a guarantee that all five daily flights will have the new Polaris business class seat. Secondly, […]

United Airlines to guarantee the Polaris business class seat on London to Chicago flights

United Airlines has confirmed that its Polaris business class seats will be guaranteed on the Heathrow to Chicago route from 15th November. All three daily flights will have the new seat, as well as Premium Plus (premium economy) and Economy Plus (extended leg-room economy).  There […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

I wanted to take another look what is out there in the way of UK Star Alliance credit cards, since access to earning via a credit or charge card is often a key factor in choosing a programme. This article was updated on 26th June 2020. […]

We take a sneak peak at the United Airlines Polaris business class – now on all Heathrow to Newark flights (Part 1)

This is our overview of the United Airlines Polaris business class seat on a Boeing 767. With Rob in Doha, Rhys in Vietnam, and Anika about to give birth, I (Caroline) was asked if I could do another of my very occasional HFP articles to […]

We take a sneak peak at the United Airlines Polaris business class – now on all Heathrow to Newark flights (Part 2)

This is the second half of our overview of the United Airlines Polaris business class seat on a Boeing 767. Part 1 of our United Airlines Polaris review can be found here. In terms of seat choice in the business cabin, the standout seats are […]

United to fly its new(ish) Polaris business class seat on all London – New York flights

Anyone who is impatient to try out the new British Airways Club Suite should hope that it doesn’t go the way of United’s Polaris. Back in 2016, the American carrier announced a completely new business class concept featuring a brand new seat design as well […]

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