Deal Alert: San Francisco to China From $479 Round-Trip

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through…

Tasting United’s Polaris Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts

If you’re a frequent business-class passenger, you’re almost certainly aware that United’s new Polaris “soft product” is launching tomorrow. While the new seats have yet to roll out, all (former) BusinessFirst passengers departing on or after December 1 will travel in Polaris business, while Global First passengers will fly in Polaris first. All Polaris flights will include…

Comparing Basic Economy Fares Across Airlines

Say what you will about Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, but these ultra-low-cost carriers are earning serious profits and growing quickly. The three major US legacy airlines have noticed their success, and are now scrambling to offer their super-low fares while imposing more fees. Delta, and, most recently, United have done so by introducing Basic Economy fare classes, and…

Take a Sneak Peek at the Brand New LAX United Club

If you’ve traveled through United’s terminal at LAX within the last year, you’re likely acutely aware that a major construction project is underway. Some parts of the terminal look anything but passenger-ready, but LAX’s most notable United amenity is just about ready to open its doors to the public. A new 20,000-square-foot United Club will welcome passengers…

Exciting New Airline Routes for November 2016 and Beyond

Airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes every month. Today, I’ll share just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (like flight schedules and aircraft, among other things)…

Earn Up to 10 United Miles per Dollar With the MileagePlus X App Today

United’s MileagePlus X app is running a Cyber Monday promotion, offering up to 10 miles per dollar spent at certain retailers — double the normal best offer from the app. The promotion expires tonight (November 28) at midnight, and can be very useful especially if you’re trying to take advantage of retailers’ Cyber Monday deals. When…

Questions and Answers About United’s New Polaris Business Class

For more on United Polaris, see First Look at United’s Polaris Business-Class Lounge and Tasting United’s Polaris Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts. While United’s new Polaris business-class seats (which we checked out in detail here and here) won’t be available until the 777-300ER launches early next year, anyone traveling in international (long-haul) business class will be…

Huge New United Club Opening at LAX on December 6

Update 11/27/16 9:30pm: Unfortunately the November 28 grand opening ended up being too good to be true. While there’s a media preview scheduled for tomorrow, the LAX Club won’t open to the public until December 6. Update 11/26/16 2:20pm: The LAX United Club is actually scheduled to open earlier than expected, on Monday, November 28 (this Monday!)….

Uber Now Available on United MileagePlus X App

United’s MileagePlus X app is already great for earning extra United miles on everyday spending, and it just got even easier to earn extra United miles to help you toward your next award flight: Uber is now a MileagePlus X app merchant. You can now earn 1x United miles for every dollar spent purchasing virtual Uber…

United Polaris: First Impressions From an American Flyer

With the United Polaris soft product launch rapidly approaching on December 1, 2016, there’s been a big fuss over it, thanks to a pretty fantastic marketing push by United. But how does it stack up to the competition? Recently, I had the opportunity to check out the new Polaris business-class seats in person at the United…