United Airlines and United MileagePlus

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

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 […]

Who did you pick as your most loved Economy airline? And who won the New York flights?

Last week we ran a market research survey on Head for Points, dressed up as a competition. As I didn’t think of the original idea, I am free to say that the concept was very clever. An airline approached us to get an understanding of […]

Get £100 off a £500 United Airways flight with American Express

If you are planning a trip to the United States, there is an interesting new cashback offer available via American Express. You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £500+ on a United Airways flight before 9th December.  You must book via united.com and the […]

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

I wanted to take a look 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. The merger of Marriott Rewards and […]

AerClub Avios from United Airlines finally posting!

Last week I wrote an article on how you can earn Avios when flying with United Airlines, even though United is a member of Star Alliance. This is because United has a partnership with Aer Lingus which pre-dates the purchase of Aer Lingus by BA’s […]

How to earn Avios when flying United Airlines – at higher rates than BA 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 […]

Good 2019 business class deals to the US – from £1300 – with BA, Virgin and Star Alliance

A bunch of good Business Class fares to the US has been launched by British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Star Alliance. These fares are all from the UK so you don’t need to position yourself in Europe to take advantage. British Airways to the West […]

What is the best alternative to the United Airlines MileagePlus UK credit card?

MBNA has written to holders of the United Airlines MileagePlus UK credit cards this week to tell them that they are closing on 21st July. This was always an odd card which – most of the time – had no sign-up bonus attached to it.  […]

My review of MBNA’s Horizon Visa credit card – possibly the UK’s best credit card to use when travelling

This is my review of MBNA’s new Horizon Visa credit card. Yesterday I wrote about how MBNA has pulled the plug on the UK Etihad Guest credit card from 27th July.  This is also now confirmed as the final date for the MBNA American Airlines […]

Use your Marriott or SPG status on United Airlines (and vice versa) via RewardsPlus

On Saturday I wrote about how you can earn Starwood Preferred Guest points – which convert to Marriott Rewards points – when you fly with Emirates, China Eastern and Delta. These deals let you earn Starwood hotel points for spending money on Delta, Emirates and […]

Who did you pick as your preferred Premium Economy and Economy long-haul airline?

In January and March we ran two market research surveys on Head for Points, dressed up as competitions.  As I didn’t think of the original idea, I am free to say that the concept was very clever. An airline approached us to get an understanding […]

Bits: win Heathrow Terminal 2 lounge passes, new HFP corrections page, 40% off Dream Lodge Holidays

News in brief: Win two passes for the United Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2 A reader has generously given us FIVE United Club lounge passes that he does not need.  This is good news for anyone flying out of Heathrow Terminal 2 before 30th […]

Bits: new ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen, United ‘buy miles’ bonus and a Marriott / SPG arbitrage

News in brief: New ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen announced It has been a while since we covered these on Head for Points, but for the benefit those who don’t know about them, Lufthansa runs a monthly list of discounted routes for collectors of Miles & More miles. […]

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

A couple of weeks ago I looked at the best Star Alliance frequent flyer programme.  I thought today that I would take a look at what is left in the way of Star Alliance credit cards, since access to earning via a credit or charge card […]

ALL MBNA airline credit cards withdrawn – what are your alternatives?

Last week I ran this article suggesting that you should act immediately if you wanted to apply for any of the MBNA airline credit cards. It was good advice. All eight MBNA airline credit cards were pulled on Monday evening.  Slightly surprisingly, this included the […]

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