An Inside Look at How the Ground Crew Turns a Plane

One of the most hectic scenes at an airport can be seen from looking out your window down onto the tarmac. People zipping around directing pilots, cars yielding to oncoming aircraft and catering orders being filled. But among all the chaos and movement, there is order and organization, and thanks to United’s Big Metal Bird…

Buy United Miles For 2.26 Cents Apiece Through September 2

Now through September 2, you can earn up to 60,000 bonus miles when you purchase United miles here. Here’s how this promo breaks down: Buy 5,000-14,000 miles: Get 1,000-2,800 bonus miles Buy 15,000-29,000 miles: Get 6,000-11,600 bonus miles Buy 30,000-90,000 miles: Get 20,000-60,000 bonus miles Here’s how to take advantage of the promotion: Visit United’s…

American Airlines President Scott Kirby Leaves to Join United

No, don’t worry — Oscar isn’t going anywhere. But there is a new president at United. Today, American Airlines announced that its president, Scott Kirby, was departing. And, moments later, United Airlines announced a new president of its own: Scott Kirby. (Yes, it’s the same Scott Kirby.) Now, it’s important to note that American also…

DOT Fines and Issues Cease & Desist Orders to Four Airlines

Friday afternoon, the US Department of Transportation announced that it had fined four airlines for providing inaccurate information to passengers. The offending airlines — Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Southwest and United — were fined between $35,000-$45,000 each for: …providing inaccurate information to passengers about how much compensation they could potentially receive for being denied boarding against their…

13 MileagePlus Awards to Book Before October 6

October 6 will mark the end of the lucrative stopover era on United award tickets, leading to the elimination of some excellent award options through the current system. TPG Contributor JT Genter explores 13 examples of how you can utilize the current system for bookings before the change. On October 6, United is “enhancing the way you book MileagePlus…

Comparing Premium Airline Service To Hawaii

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Hawaii, and there are fortunately plenty of options to get there in a premium cabin. However, as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Jason Steele explains below, not all first- and business-class service to the islands offers an especially luxurious experience. Read on for a rundown of all…

Unbearable Traffic at LaGuardia, 10 Ways to Use 100k Ultimate Rewards Points, Free Uber for Students and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Earn Up to 10 Bonus United Miles Per Dollar with the MileagePlus X App

United’s MileagePlus X app is running a Back to School promotion and offering double miles on purchases at certain stores. The end date isn’t posted for this promotion, so it might not last for long. For now, the following merchants are participating in the double-miles promotion: AMC Theatres — 10 miles per dollar spent (normally 5x)…

Register to Earn 3x United Miles at Select Hilton Properties

For a limited time, you can earn 3x United miles when you complete any hotel stay at participating Hilton properties in Canada, Central America, South America and the Caribbean between now and November 18, 2016. You simply have to register for the promotion before you stay and select United Airlines as your Double Dip miles partner in…

Deal Alert: East Coast to Chicago and Dallas from $76 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 an online travel agency,…