Posts in category "Mileage programs"

United changes rules for Mileage Plus, adds a minimum spend amount

Oh United. Just when you looked sexy again you turn around and make a grab for our wallets. Elite status on airlines are generally based on amount flown – whether it’s segments or miles. If you fly 30 segments or 25,000 miles in a calendar year, United would grant you Premiere Silver.  Double that gets... Read more »

American Airlines to China, Japan for under $700

This is a great deal on American Airlines to go to either Japan (Tokyo) or China (Beijing, Shanghai). Fares are good until Friday the 18th and you need to depart by March 31st. For US Passport holders, Japan just requires a passport. For China, you need a visa – an expensive one. The Chinese Consulate... Read more »

American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia Partnership and Chicago

A few weeks ago, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia kind of snuck a change in under the radar. Instead of fighting each other across the Atlantic, they’ve combined to fight United/Continental. Who wins? The customers – maybe. But it does mean some interesting things from the OneWorld Alliance. Since the airlines were all partners,... Read more »

Frequent Flier Miles and What They're Good For.

In Up in the Air, George Clooney’s character got to drink champagne with the pilot of the plane when he hit 10 million miles. Naturally, that never happens in real life. But the pursuit of miles are important because we’re all trained to chase after something that’s “free.” Nothing ever is free. After reading travel... Read more »